Biography

Raymond J Friel is a graduate of UCC and the University of Exeter and was called to the Bar in 1986. After an appointment in University College Wales, he joined the School of Law at University of Limerick in 1989. Since then, he was Head of School for nine years, Interim Head of the Department of History for one year and University Advocate for four years. He has held visiting Professorships at Boston College Law School, Western University Law School in Canada, the University of New Hampshire Law School and the University of Kansas Law School. His areas of specialisation are contract and commercial law and he has authored leading treatises on contract, tax and business law. He has published extensively both nationally and internationally in prestigious law reviews, including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Fordham Journal of International Law, Common Law World Review, Arbitration, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Journal of Legal Education, Washburn Law Review and University of Kansas Law Review, to name a few.
Currently he is Director of the International Commercial and Economic Law Research Group and is an examiner for the Honorable Society of the Kings Inns in Contract Law and an examiner Law Society of Ireland entrance examination in Tort Law. He has also been appointed to several Universities as an external examiner and has been invited as an expert referee for a number of journals.

Research Interests

Commercial Law; Contract Law; Antitrust/Competition Law; EU Law; Legal Education

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2002 Boston College School of Law - Visiting Professor
  • 2001 University of Kansas - Visiting Professor
  • 1989 University of Limerick - Professor
  • 1899 Franklin Pierce Law School - Adjunct Professor

Committee

  • 2001 Council of Heads of Law Schools in Ireland,
  • 2000 University Discipline Committee,
  • 2000 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Ireland),
  • 2000 International Commercial and Economic Law Group, School of Law, UL,
  • 1999 Trento Common Core Project, Pre-Contractual Liability,
  • 1998 American Studies Association,
  • 1998 National University of Ireland: Cork and Galway,
  • 1998 Design team for the LL.M in European and Comparative L,
  • 1997 Board of Management Centre for Criminal Justice,
  • 1997 University Discipline Committee,
  • 1997 Association of Canadian Studies,
  • 1997 Mediators Institute of Ireland,
  • 1996 Sub-committee of Academic Council on Community Relations,
  • 1996 Dean's Group, College of Humanities,
  • 1996 School of Law,
  • 1996 Advisory Council for Legal Education and Training,
  • 1996 Design team for LL.B in Law and European Studies,
  • 1996 Design team for BA in Law and Accounting,
  • 1996 Academic Council,
  • 1994 Society of Public Teachers of Law,
  • 1994 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Ireland),
  • 1989 Irish Association of Law Teachers,
  • 1989 Irish Council for European Law,

Education

  • 1988 University of Exeter - LL.M
  • 1986 Honorable Society of the Kings Inns, - BL
  • 1984 National University of Ireland, Cork. - B.C.L.

Peer Reviewed Journals

2007

Protecting pre-paying buyers of unascertained goods - why pay before you go may be bad for you

Friel, RJ; Eaton, S (2007) Protecting pre-paying buyers of unascertained goods - why pay before you go may be bad for you. Common Law World Review :50-

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2005

Arbitration theory and practice in the United States and the European Union compared

Friel, RJ (2005) Arbitration theory and practice in the United States and the European Union compared. Arbitration :131-

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2004

Secession from the European Union: checking out of the proverbial ¡¥cockroach motel¡¦

Friel, RJ (2004) Secession from the European Union: checking out of the proverbial ¡¥cockroach motel¡¦. Fordham International Law Journal :590-

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2004

Regulatory Theory and Practice in the EU: Getting the EU and the US to agree on a regulatory model

Friel, RJ (2004) Regulatory Theory and Practice in the EU: Getting the EU and the US to agree on a regulatory model. University Of Limerick Law Review :89-

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2004

Providing a Constitutional Framework for Withdrawal from the EU: Article 59 of the Draft European Constitution

Friel, RJ (2004) Providing a Constitutional Framework for Withdrawal from the EU: Article 59 of the Draft European Constitution. International And Comparative Law Quarterly :407-

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2004

Brown v Board of Education ¡V the better angels of our nature

Friel, RJ (2004) Brown v Board of Education ¡V the better angels of our nature. Washburn Law Review :225-

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2003

Consumer Arbitration clauses in the European Union and the United States

Friel, RJ (2003) Consumer Arbitration clauses in the European Union and the United States. N. Carolina J.International Law & Commercial Regulation :357-

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2000

Blair's Third Way - Thatcher's enduring legacy

Friel, RJ (2000) Blair's Third Way - Thatcher's enduring legacy. Commercial Law Practitioner :861-

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2000

Negotiating Liability without benefit - the pre-contractual trap

Friel, RJ (2000) Negotiating Liability without benefit - the pre-contractual trap. Commercial Law Practitioner :188-

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1999

Corporate Criminal Liability II

Friel, RJ (1999) Corporate Criminal Liability II. Commercial Law Practitioner

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1999

Corporate Criminal Liability I

Friel, RJ (1999) Corporate Criminal Liability I. Commercial Law Practitioner

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1999

The Case Law Method of Legal Education: From Harvard to Yale

Friel, RJ (1999) The Case Law Method of Legal Education: From Harvard to Yale. Irish Law Times

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1997

Finance Certificates and Aggregate Transactions

Donegan, D; Friel, RJ (1997) Finance Certificates and Aggregate Transactions. Irish Tax Review

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1996

The failed experiment with privity

Friel, RJ (1996) The failed experiment with privity. Irish Law Times

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1996

Mutual Wills: Creation and Enforcement

Friel, RJ (1996) Mutual Wills: Creation and Enforcement. Conveyancing And Property Law Journal 2

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1996

Stamp Duty Reliefs and Exemptions

Donegan, D; Friel, RJ (1996) Stamp Duty Reliefs and Exemptions. Irish Tax Review

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1996

Territorial Applications of Competition Policy

Friel, RJ (1996) Territorial Applications of Competition Policy. Commercial Law Practitioner

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1994

European Community Rules on Public Enterprise

Friel, RJ (1994) European Community Rules on Public Enterprise. Irish Law Times

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1992

The Inevitability of Intestate Succession

Donegan, D; Friel, RJ (1992) The Inevitability of Intestate Succession. Irish Tax Review

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1992

U.S. Immigration Policy - Grounds for Exclusion

Friel, RJ (1992) U.S. Immigration Policy - Grounds for Exclusion. Irish Law Times

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1992

Revised Preferences for U.S. Immigration

Friel, RJ (1992) Revised Preferences for U.S. Immigration. Irish Law Times

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1990

East Germany - A trade torpedo

Friel, RJ (1990) East Germany - A trade torpedo. Irish Law Times

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1990

European Community Anti-Dumping Regulations

Friel, RJ (1990) European Community Anti-Dumping Regulations. Irish Law Times

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Books

2009

Irish Stamp Duty LAw

Friel, RJ; Donegan, D (2009) Irish Stamp Duty LAw. Haywards Heath, West Sussex : Tottel Publishing

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2001

Irish Stamp Duty Law

Donegan, D; Friel, RJ (2001) Irish Stamp Duty Law. : Butterworths

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2000

Law of Contract

Friel, RJ (2000) Law of Contract. : Roundhall/Sweet and Maxwell

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1998

Irish Stamp Duty Law

Donegan, D; Friel, RJ (1998) Irish Stamp Duty Law. : Butterworths.

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1997

Contract Law - Ireland

Friel, RJ (1997) Contract Law - Ireland. The Netherlands : Kluwer.

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1996

Irish Business Law Supplement

Friel, RJ (1996) Irish Business Law Supplement. Northern Ireland : BPP Publications

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1995

Irish Stamp Duty Law

Donegan, D; Friel, RJ (1995) Irish Stamp Duty Law. Ireland : Butterworths

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1995

Law of Contract

Friel, RJ (1995) Law of Contract. Ireland : Round Hall Press

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1995

Irish Company Law

Friel, RJ (1995) Irish Company Law. Northern Ireland : BPP Publications.

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1995

Irish Business Law

Friel, RJ (1995) Irish Business Law. Northern Ireland : BPP Publications

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Book Chapters

2008

Ireland

Friel, RJ (2008) Ireland. New York USA : Springer Wien Economic Loss Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms

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2008

Ireland

Friel, RJ (2008) Ireland. Cambridge, England : Cambridge University Press Pre Contractual Liability in European Private Law

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1998

Competition Law of the EU

Friel, RJ (1998) Competition Law of the EU. Osnovnoto za ES

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1991

The Contents of the Single European Act

Friel, RJ (1991) The Contents of the Single European Act. The Single European Act: A transnational study

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1991

The Process of Negotiation of the Single European Act

Friel, RJ (1991) The Process of Negotiation of the Single European Act. The Single European Act: A transnational study

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Edited Books

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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

2004

Intellectual Property rights in third level institutions

Friel, R.J. (2004) Intellectual Property rights in third level institutions. :*-*

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2004

Special methods for educating the transnational lawyer, American Association of Law Schools

Friel, R.J. (2004) Special methods for educating the transnational lawyer, American Association of Law Schools. :*-*

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2003

Brown v Board of Education ¿V 50th Anniversary

Friel, R.J. (2003) Brown v Board of Education ¿V 50th Anniversary. :*-*

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2002

Administrative Law in a trans-global setting.

Friel, R.J. (2002) Administrative Law in a trans-global setting.. :*-*

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2001

Department of Health and Social Welfare

Friel, R.J. (2001) Department of Health and Social Welfare. :*-*

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2000

Symposium on Regulatory Policy in the 21st Century in the United States

Friel, R.J. (2000) Symposium on Regulatory Policy in the 21st Century in the United States. :*-*

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2000

Shannon Supply Network

Friel, R.J. (2000) Shannon Supply Network. :*-*

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2000

Conference on Directors Duties and Liabilities

Friel, R.J. (2000) Conference on Directors Duties and Liabilities. :*-*

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2000

Conference on Directors Duties and Liabilities

Friel, R.J. (2000) Conference on Directors Duties and Liabilities. :*-*

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2000

School of Law, Washburn University

Friel, R.J. (2000) School of Law, Washburn University. :*-*

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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

2005

Special methods for educating the transnational lawyer

Friel R.J. (2005) Special methods for educating the transnational lawyer. :507-513

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2003

An Irish perspective at Brown v Board of Education - 50th Anniversary

Friel, RJ (2003) An Irish perspective at Brown v Board of Education - 50th Anniversary.

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2002

Administrative Regulatory Theory in the European Union at Administrative Law in a trans-global setti

Friel, RJ (2002) Administrative Regulatory Theory in the European Union at Administrative Law in a trans-global setti.

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2000

Product Liability in Ireland and Europe

Friel, RJ (2000) Product Liability in Ireland and Europe.

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2000

Corporate Criminal Liability

Friel, RJ (2000) Corporate Criminal Liability.

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2000

Post Colonial Issues in Irish Common Law

Friel, RJ (2000) Post Colonial Issues in Irish Common Law.

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2000

Symposium on Regulatory Policy in the 21st Century in the United States

Friel, RJ (2000) Symposium on Regulatory Policy in the 21st Century in the United States.

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1999

Criminal Liability for Company Directors in Changing Legal Environment for Business in Ireland

Friel, RJ (1999) Criminal Liability for Company Directors in Changing Legal Environment for Business in Ireland.

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1999

Developing a distinctive approach to the Common Law

Friel, RJ (1999) Developing a distinctive approach to the Common Law.

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1999

Good Faith in Anglo-Irish Contract Law

Friel, RJ (1999) Good Faith in Anglo-Irish Contract Law.

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1998

Product Liability in a trans-European context.

Friel, RJ (1998) Product Liability in a trans-European context..

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1998

Post Colonial Common Law: the Irish Experience

Friel, RJ (1998) Post Colonial Common Law: the Irish Experience.

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1998

Product Liability in the automotive industry:

Friel, RJ (1998) Product Liability in the automotive industry:.

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1997

Clark and Clarke, Contract Cases and Materials

Friel, RJ (1997) Clark and Clarke, Contract Cases and Materials. Advances In Consumer Research

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1996

P. Coughlan, Property Law

Friel, RJ (1996) P. Coughlan, Property Law. Advances In Consumer Research

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1996

Competition Law and Policy in the European Union

Friel, RJ (1996) Competition Law and Policy in the European Union.

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1994

Evolution of Competition Policy from the United States to the European Union

Friel, RJ (1994) Evolution of Competition Policy from the United States to the European Union.

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1994

Regulation of State Controlled Enterprises in Eastern Europe

Friel, RJ (1994) Regulation of State Controlled Enterprises in Eastern Europe.

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1993

Stamp Duty after the Finance Act 1991

Friel, RJ (1993) Stamp Duty after the Finance Act 1991.

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1991

Product Liability and the European Directive

Friel, RJ (1991) Product Liability and the European Directive.

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1991

Product Liability in Ireland

Friel, RJ (1991) Product Liability in Ireland.

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1991

Product Liability at Common Law

Friel, RJ (1991) Product Liability at Common Law.

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