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

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

Books

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Book Chapters

‘Collaborative Practice: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Resolution of Conflict in Family Law Matters'

Dr. Connie Healy
2014
Europe
European Family Law Series, Intersentia 2014
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

The Collaborative Process, a ‘Mechanism' to Hear the Voice of the Child?'

Dr. Connie Healy
2010
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‘American and Irish Perspectives on Collaborative Practice' (2011) 14(4) Irish Journal of Family Law

Dr. Connie Healy
2011
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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'

Dr. Connie Healy
2013
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Other Journals

‘Resolve Conflict Through Mediation'

Dr. Connie Healy
2006
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‘The Child Specialist in Collaborative Practice

Dr. Connie Healy
2012
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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference

Dr. Connie Healy
2012
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'The Normative Anatomy of Society – Relations between Norms and the Law in 21st Century'

Dr. Connie Healy
2012
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Irish Society of Comparative Law, Annual Conference

Dr. Connie Healy
2013
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UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre

Dr. Connie Healy
2015
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Commission on European Family Law's Fifth Annual Conference ‘Family Law and Culture in Europe'

Dr. Connie Healy
2013
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Association of Collaborative Practitioners Annual General Meeting,

Dr. Connie Healy
2013
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Society of Legal Scholars

Dr. Connie Healy
2013
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South County Dublin Collaborative Lawyers Association

Dr. Connie Healy
2014
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Irish Association of Law Teachers

Dr. Connie Healy
2014
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Law Student Colloquium

Dr. Connie Healy
2010
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Irish Association of Law Teachers

Dr. Connie Healy
2012
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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

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