Biography

Dr Laura Donnellan, LLB, LLM, PhD, Lecturer in Law (FG-005)

Laura Donnellan teaches European Union Law and Sport and the Law. She has published in the areas of drug testing and the rights of athletes, elder law, the regulation of football agents, TV rights in Irish football, EC competition law, horse racing, and animal welfare in the EU. Laura is the author of Sport and Law: A Concise Guide (Blackhall Publishing, 2010), the 2nd edition of Sport and the Law will be published by Clarus Press at the end of the year. As well as several articles in international law journals. She is a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animals Ethics and a Consulting Editor for The Journal of Animal Ethics (published by the University of Illinois). Laura is currently an external examiner for Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Property Law, Succession Law, Equity and Trusts, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law and Procedure. She has co-written Sports Law in Ireland with her colleague Dr Susan Leahy (2nd ed. Kluwer, 2017). She is currently writing the 3rd edition.

Research Interests

Sport and the Law; EU Competition Law and IPR, Law and the Elder, Animal Welfare, Animals in Sport

Books

Sports Law in Ireland

Dr. Laura Donnellan
Dr. Susan Leahy
2014
Netherlands
(Kluwer 2014)
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Sport and the Law A Concise Guide

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2010
Dublin
(Blackhall 2010)
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Sports Law in Ireland

Dr. Laura Donnellan
Dr. Susan Leahy
2017
Netherlands
(2nd edn, Kluwer 2017)
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Book Chapters

‘R v Countryside Alliance'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2013
The Hague
(Asser Press 2013)
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'The Law Reform Commission's Proposals on Law and Older People'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2005
Dublin
(Firstlaw, 2005)
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‘The Regulation of Football Agents in Ireland'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2007
The Netherlands
TMC. Asser Press 2007)
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‘TV Rights in Irish Football'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2009
The Netherlands
(TMC Asser Press 2009)
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Animal welfare in the european union: The cosmetics regulation

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2020
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Bestiality and the law: A form of animal protection or protection of public morals? A need for reform-animals as victims of sexual abuse

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2016
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The Impact of Covid-19 on Horseracing in Britain

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2021
USA
Common Ground Research Networks
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

'Animal Testing in Cosmetics: Recent Developments in the European Union and the United States'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2007
Portland, United States
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Gender Testing at the Beijing Olympics

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2008
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‘Glanders in Horses: Biosecurity Precautions taken at the Rio Olympics'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2016
The Netherlands
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"Drug Testing In Sport: Are Athletes? Rights Pipped At The Post?"

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2003
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‘Fox Hunting and Developments in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century: Part Two'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2015
The Netherlands
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‘A Storm in a Tea Cake? Lees of Scotland Ltd & Thomas Tunnock Ltd v. HMRC'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2014
The Netherlands
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‘Fox Hunting and Developments in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century: Part One'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2015
The Netherlands
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Consent and the Common Law Exceptions: R. v Brown Still Good Law

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2020
Sweet & Maxwell/Round Hall, Dublin
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‘Three-Dimensional Trade Marks: The Mars and Lindt Cases'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2010
London
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‘The Transfer of Race Horses between the United Kingdom, Ireland and France: The 2014 Reforms'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2014
The Netherlands
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'The Extraterritorial Reach of Antitrust Laws: A Comparative Analysis'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2003
Dublin
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Trademarks and Phrases in Sport: Whose Line is it anyway?

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2019
The Netherlands
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‘Horse Racing and Animal Welfare: A Time for Reform'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2012
The Netherlands
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'Dispute Resolution in Irish Sport: The Courts as Reluctant Interlopers'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2016
University of Westminster
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Equestrianism: Allegations of misgovernance at the British Equestrian Federation

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
Netherlands
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‘Sports Governance in Ireland'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2010
The Netherlands
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Recent opportunities to revisit the doctrine of Essential Facilities EC Competition law

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2005
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'Sowing the poppy seeds of doubt: recent failed drug tests in British Horseracing

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2014
The Netherlands
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The Cat and Dog Fur Regulation: A Case Study on the European Union's Approach to Animal Welfare

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
DORDRECHT
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'Recent opportunities to revisit the doctrine of Essential Facilities'

Ms. Sinead Eaton
Dr. Laura Donnellan
2005
Ireland
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'Gender Testing at the Beijing Olympics'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2008
UK
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‘Sports' Governance in Ireland: The Irish Amateur Boxing Association and its Fraught Relationship with Sport Ireland'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2016
The Netherlands
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The Fédération Equestre Internationale Speaks for the Horse Who Has No Voice and the Court of Arbitration for Sport Listened: Equine Welfare and Anti-Doping in Equestrianism

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2020
UK
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Other Journals

A Storm in a Tea Cake? Lees of Scotland Ltd & Thomas Tunnock Ltd v. HMRC

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2014
The Hague
Kluwer
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'The GAA Disciplinary Procedures and Player Reinstatement'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2004
UK
Informa Law
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The transfer of race horces between the United Kingdom, Ireland and France: the 2014 reforms

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2014
The Netherlands
Nolot
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'Three-Dimensional Trade Marks: The Mars and Lindt Cases'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2010
United Kingdom
Sweet and Maxwell
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'Sports Governance in Ireland'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2010
The Netherlands
Asser International Sports Law Centre
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'The Right to Privacy and Drug Testing: An Irish Perspective'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2002
UK
Informa Law
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'Restraint of Trade in Sport: A Comparative Analysis'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2003
UK
Informa Law
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'Fair Procedures in Anti-Doping Cases'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2003
UK
Informa Law
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'Advance Care Directives and the Position in Ireland: What lessons can Ireland Learn from the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe?'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2008
Canada
Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE)
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'Drug Testing in the Gaelic Athletic Association'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2004
UK
Informa Law
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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

Animal Law, Ethics and Policy

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2019
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ICEL Sports Law Seminars: Women in Sport

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
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Horses in Culture Society and Law

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
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The Cat and Dog Fur Regulation: A Critique of the EU Approach to Animal Welfare

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2017
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Society of Young Solicitors Annual Conference

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2016
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Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2009
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National Critical Lawyers Group Conference

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2009
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Horses in Culture Society and Law

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
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30th International Congress on law and Mental Health

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2007
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Published Reports

Country Reports-Ireland, Study on the Equal Treatment of Non-Nationals in Individual Sports Competitions

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2010
European Commission
European Commission
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

'Brian Luke's Brutal: Manhood and the Exploitation of Animals'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2008
California
California Polytechnic State University
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'Peter Sankoff & Steven White, (eds.) Animal Law in Australasia A New Dialogue (New South Wales: The Federation Press, 2009)'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2011
Illinois, USA
University of Illinois Press
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'Nappier and Wheat's Recovering Damages for Psychiatric Injury (2nd ed.) (2003)'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2004
University of Limerick
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Other Publications

'COVID-19: Its Impact on Horseracing in Britain and Ireland'.

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2020
The Netherland
Nolot
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British Horse Racing: The Gaming Machine (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2018 and how will they affect the Jockey Club?

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2019
The Netherlands
Nolot
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The Longines Global Champions Tour: The Movement of EU High Health High Performance Horses to and from China

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
Netherlands
Nolot
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'Mixed Martial Arts (MMA): Legal Issues by Laura Donnellan' (Asser International Sports Law Blog, 26 April 2016)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2016
The Netherlands
Asser Institute
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'Nappier and Wheat's Recovering Damages for Psychiatric Injury (2nd ed.) (2003)'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2004
University of Limerick
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The Limits of the Defence of Consent: R v Brown and its Continued Application

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2019
Ireland
Criminal Justice in Ireland
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Equestrianism: The showjumper and fraud – Bringing the sport into disrepute

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2019
The Netherlands
Nolot
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On Ascribing Personhood to All Primates

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
Illinois
University of Illinois Press
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'Racing.com's acquisition of rights to broadcast Hong Kong racing: A False Start?' (Sport and Taxation, 8 June 2016)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2016
The Netherlands
Nolot BV
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'Brian Luke's Brutal: Manhood and the Exploitation of Animals'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2008
California
California Polytechnic State University
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British Horse Racing: New Senior Steward at the Jockey Club

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2019
The Netherlands
Nolot
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The Tripartite Agreement on the Transfer of Racehorses & Brexit

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2017
Cork
UCC
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Women in horseracing: More hurdles to jump!

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
Netherlands
Nolot
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'32Red Sponsors British Horseracing: Do Betting Companies Undermine the Corinthian Ideals of Sport?' (Sports and Taxation, 7 September 2016)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2016
The Netherlands
Nolot BV
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'Peter Sankoff & Steven White, (eds.) Animal Law in Australasia A New Dialogue (New South Wales: The Federation Press, 2009)'

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2011
Illinois, USA
University of Illinois Press
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Horseracing: Hayley Turner and the Improper Use of the Whip!

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2019
The Netherlands
Nolot
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Horse Racing: Get back up on the horse: £175,000 fee per cover for prized stallion Frankel

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2017
Netherlands
Nolot
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Horseracing: Drink and drug fuelled violence tarnishes the Sport of Kings

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
Nolot
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'Channel 4 hands over the broadcasting reins to ITV' (Sports and Taxation, 6 December 2016)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2016
The Netherlands
Nolot BV
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Equestrianism: Every Breathalyser you take the British Horseracing Authority will be watching you

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2019
The Netherlands
Nolot
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Irish Derby: Dubai Duty Free Extends Sponsorship

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
Netherlands
Nolot
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'Horse Racing: The Jockey Club posts 2016 annual turnover of £191.5 million!' (Sports and Taxation, 28 April 2017)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2017
The Netherlands
Nolot
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'Where home is where the horse was: The Redevelopment of Kempton Park Racecourse' (Sports and Taxation, 12 January 2017)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2017
The Netherlands
Nolot BV
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Equestrianism: The British Equestrian Federation Independent Review Panel Report

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
The Netherlands
Nolot
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Franchising and Horseracing: A new departure

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
Netherlands
Nolot
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'In-flight and in-ship channel Sport 24 acquires rights to broadcast live and one hour highlights of world's top horse racing events' (Sports and Taxation, 25 March 2017)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2017
The Netherlands
Nolot
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'Zoophilia and the Law: A Form of Animal Protection or Protection of Public Morals? A Need for Reform' (Criminal Justice in Ireland, 8 April 2016)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2016
Ireland
Criminal Justice in Ireland
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The Movement of Racehorses: The Tripartite Agreement and Brexit

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
The Netherlands
Nolot
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Horseracing: The transfer of racehorses and a hard Brexit

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
Netherlands
Nolot
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'Qatar Racing and Breeders' Cup in Sponsorship Exchange' (Sports and Taxation, 28 January 2017)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2017
Netherlands
Nolot
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'Godolphin New Market Racing Stables Horse Doping Scandal' (Sports and Taxation, 24 April 2013)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2013
The Netherlands
Nolot BV
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'Honesty and Integrity in Horseracing: The case of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2020
The Netherlands
Nolot
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Flat racing under the influence: Kieran Shoemark and his alleged doping

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
The Netherlands
Nolot
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Equestrianism: CAS Upholds FEI two-month suspension of dressage horses

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2018
Netherlands
Nolot
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'Equestrianism: FEI and the Global Champions League settle long-standing legal action over unsanctioned events' (Sports and Taxation, 30 January 2017)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2017
Netherlands
Nolot
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'The transfer of race horses between the United Kingdom, Ireland and France' (The Economics of Sport, 24 April 2014)

Dr. Laura Donnellan
2014
Cork, Ireland
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