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Dr. Connie Healy

Biography

Dr. Connie Healy holds a B.Comm and LL.B from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is a qualified solicitor with fifteen years post qualification experience in litigation. Her PhD entitled "Resolution of Conflict in Family Law Matters: An Alternative and Child-Inclusive Approach was funded by the Irish Research Council. Connie has won a number of awards nationally and internationally to include scholarships from the Commission on European Family Law, the Irish Association of Law Teachers and The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is an accredited mediator (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London CEDR) and a collaborative lawyer. Prior to taking up her post at the University of Limerick, she lectured part-time at the National Univeristy of Ireland, Galway.

Research Interests

Connie's research interests lie in the fields of alternative dispute resolution/commerical mediation, family law and children's rights. She is particularly interested in the benefits of a multi-disciplnary approach to law and legal education

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests include: Family Law; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Human Rights, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Company Law. I have taught large and small groups - Law and Non-Law Students.I also completed a Graduate Studies Module on Teaching and Learning, CELT, NUI Galway (2012)

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2014 - Irish Research Council Travel Bursary
  • 2013 - Commission on European Family Law's Fifth Annual Conference
  • 2011 - Irish Association of Law Teachers Inaugural Post Graduate Scholarship
  • 2010 - NUI Galway Research Scholarship
  • 2010 - Irish Research Council Post Graduate Scholarship
  • 2010 - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Scholarship

Education

  • 2014 National University of Ireland, Galway - PhD
  • 1994 Law Society of Ireland - Solicitor's Parchment
  • 1989 NUI Galway - LLB
  • 1989 NUI Galway - Bachelor of Commerce

Association

  • 2014 Member, Association of Family Conciliation Courts USA
  • 1994 Member , Law Society of Ireland

Committee

  • 2014 Irish Association of Law Teachers,
  • 2013 Organising Committee - Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference,
  • 2011 International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Research Committee,

Consultancy

  • 2014 Judiciary - Seminar on the Voice of the Child
  • 2006 Various Private Clients - Consultant solicitor and accredited mediator

Employment

  • 2010 National University of Ireland, Galway - Lecturer,
  • 2007 Cazabon Solicitors, Wolfe Tone Bridge, Galway - Litigation Solicitor
  • 2006 Legal Aid Board, Athlone, Co. Westmeath - Locum Managing Solicitor,
  • 1995 Brian Lynch & Assoc. Solicitors, Galway - Senior Litigation Solicitor,

Outreach


  • Seminar on ‘Children's Rights in Ireland' as part of the Community Law Programme, University of Limerick (February 2014/2015).

  • · Legal Advisor,Free Legal Advice Centre, Galway (1992-1994).

  • Organised and presented CPD events for the Family Lawyers Association
  • Organised CPD events for the Insurance Industry

Publications

Book Chapters

2014

‘Collaborative Practice: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Resolution of Conflict in Family Law Matters'
Healy.C.,
(2014) ‘Collaborative Practice: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Resolution of Conflict in Family Law Matters'
In Family Law and Culture in Europe, Developments, Challenges and Opportunities,; Europe : European Family Law Series, Intersentia 2014

Peer Reviewed Journals

2013

On the plus side, I empathise more with my clients. On the negative side, I empathise more with my clients!' -Training as a Collaborative Lawyer: An Empirical Analysis'
Healy, C
(2013) On the plus side, I empathise more with my clients. On the negative side, I empathise more with my clients!' -Training as a Collaborative Lawyer: An Empirical Analysis'
In Irish Journal Of Family Law;

2011

‘American and Irish Perspectives on Collaborative Practice' (2011) 14(4) Irish Journal of Family Law
Healy, C
(2011) ‘American and Irish Perspectives on Collaborative Practice' (2011) 14(4) Irish Journal of Family Law
In Irish Journal Of Family Law;

2010

The Collaborative Process, a ‘Mechanism' to Hear the Voice of the Child?'
Healy, C.,
(2010) The Collaborative Process, a ‘Mechanism' to Hear the Voice of the Child?'
In Irish Journal Of Family Law;

Other Journals

2012

‘The Child Specialist in Collaborative Practice
Healy, C
(2012) ‘The Child Specialist in Collaborative Practice
In The Collaborative Review, Journal of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals ;

2006

‘Resolve Conflict Through Mediation'
Healy. C.
(2006) ‘Resolve Conflict Through Mediation'
In Inside Business;

Conference Contributions

2015

UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
Healy, C and O'Kelly A.
(2015) UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway

2014

Irish Association of Law Teachers
Healy, C.,
(2014) Irish Association of Law Teachers
Kilkenny

2014

South County Dublin Collaborative Lawyers Association
Healy,C.,
(2014) South County Dublin Collaborative Lawyers Association
Dublin

2013

Commission on European Family Law's Fifth Annual Conference ‘Family Law and Culture in Europe'
Healy, C.,
(2013) Commission on European Family Law's Fifth Annual Conference ‘Family Law and Culture in Europe'
Bonn, Germany

2013

Society of Legal Scholars
Healy, C.,
(2013) Society of Legal Scholars
Edinburgh

2013

Association of Collaborative Practitioners Annual General Meeting,
Healy,C.,
(2013) Association of Collaborative Practitioners Annual General Meeting,
Edward Kennedy Centre for Conflict Resolution, NUI Maynooth

2013

Irish Society of Comparative Law, Annual Conference
Healy, C.,
(2013) Irish Society of Comparative Law, Annual Conference
National University of Ireland, Galway

2012

Irish Association of Law Teachers
Healy, C.,
(2012) Irish Association of Law Teachers
Athlone

2012

Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference
Healy, C.,
(2012) Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference
Univerisity College Cork

2012

'The Normative Anatomy of Society – Relations between Norms and the Law in 21st Century'
Healy, C.
(2012) 'The Normative Anatomy of Society – Relations between Norms and the Law in 21st Century'
University Of Lund, Sweden

2010

Law Student Colloquium
Healy, C.,
(2010) Law Student Colloquium
Trinity College Dublin