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Cliona Kelly

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Law
Sutherland School of Law
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164177
Email: cliona.kelly@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Cliona Kelly joined the Sutherland School of Law in September 2015, and is Module Coordinator for Undergraduate Modules in Intellectual Property Law, Consumer Law and the Research Module,  and Postgraduate modules in Patent Law and Approaching Contractual Documentation. She also teaches on the new first year module in Legal and Professional Skills. 

Cliona is a graduate of University College Dublin, where she graduated top of her class with a first class honours degree. She also completed her PhD, funded by the Irish Research Counil for Humanities and Social Sciences, in University College Dublin.   Cliona also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Before returning to UCD Cliona was a lecturer in law at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Senior Lecturer in Cardiff University, Wales.  She has also lectured in Trinity College Dublin (2006 - 2007) and worked in the Irish Law Reform Commission where she wrote the Report on Privity of Contract and Third Party Rights.

Cliona has worked as a member of an Advisory Group which advised the Irish government on the Consumer Rights Bill 2015. She has worked as an ad hoc  consultant to the  Law Society of Ireland, advising on issues relating to European contract and consumer law, and in 2011 she was appointed as Internal Examiner in Contract Law for the Law Society of Ireland, a statutory position under the Solicitors Acts 1954 - 1994. She has acted as an External Examiner at the University of Portsmouth  and Bangor Law School.

Cliona has been invited to participate in several international research projects, including a Comparative Study on Consumer Information Rights at the Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg  and the Common Core of European Private Law Project which is hosted by the University of Trento, Italy. She was a Reporter for the Research Group on Unexpected Change of Circumstances, which was coordinated by Professor Hondius (University of Utrecht) and is currently a Reporter for the research project on Contractual Remedies, coordinated by Professors Giliker, Ruefner and Gsell.

Publications

Books

Kelly, Cliona and De Londras, Fiona (2010) European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003: Operation, Impact and Analysis. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall. [Details]

Book Chapters

Kelly, Cliona (2015) 'Rights based review in Ireland after the European Convention on Human Rights Act' In: M. Paris - Dubozy and J. Bell (eds). Rights-based Constitutional Review - Constitutional Courts in a Changing Landscape. UK: Edward Elgar. [Details]
Cliona Kelly (2014) 'Maximising the Potential of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003: the Interpretative Obligation and the Importance of Framing' In: Suzanne Egan, Judy Walsh & Liam Thornton (eds). The ECHR and Ireland: 60 Years and Beyond. Ireland: Bloomsbury. , pp.55-72 [Details]
Kelly, Cliona (2013) 'The impact of Europe on Irish contract law' In: Devenney, James and Kenny, Mel (eds). The Transformation of European Private Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.208-234 [Details]
Kelly, Cliona and Clark, Robert (2011) 'Analysis of Irish and English law' In: E Hondius and HC Grigoleit (eds). Unexpected Circumstances in European Contract Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Kelly, Cliona (2008) 'Finding Nemo: Reform of the Nemo Dat Rule in Ireland' In: G. Shannon and E. O'Dell (eds). Law and Practice Essays on Reform. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
Kelly, Cliona (2007) 'Drafting an Irish frustrated contracts act: Lessons from British Columbia' In: Paula Giliker (eds). Re-examining Contract and Unjust Enrichment. Holland: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. , pp.109-132 [DOI] [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Kelly, Cliona and Davey, James (2015) 'Romalpa and Contractual Innovation'. Journal of Law and Society, 42 (3):358-386. [Details]
Kelly, Cliona (2013) 'The Proposal for a Common European Sales Law: Looking Beyond the Merits of Optional Instruments'. Journal of Business Law, 7 :703-722. [Details]
Kelly, Cliona and Keane, Paul (2012) 'A new Common European Sales Law'. Commercial Law Practitioner, :175. [Details]
Kelly, Cliona (2008) 'Privity of Contract the Benefits of Reform'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, (1):145-170. Available Online [Details]
Kelly, Cliona (2007) 'Reform of Privity of Contract and Third Party Rights'. Commercial Law Practitioner, (1):8. [Details]
Kelly, Cliona (2004) 'Frustration and Employment Contracts'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 11 :286. [Details]

Other Journals

Kelly, Cliona (2004) 'Paradine v Jane - A doctrine of absolute contractual liability?' Irish Student Law Review 12 :64-85. [Details]
 

Published Reports

Pfeiffer, Heinke and Portugall, with Kelly, Cliona (2010) Rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung des Verbraucherinformationsrechts in Deutschland, Belgien, Dänemark, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Irland, Schweden und den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (Comparative Study on Consumer Information Rights). Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg. [Details]
Irish Law Reform Commission (2008) Privity of Contract and Third Party Rights (LRC 88 - 2008). Irish Law Reform Commission, Dublin. [Details]
                       

Newspaper Articles

Kelly, Cliona (2013) Mortgage Rights Confirmed in Spain, The Irish Times. Newspaper Articles [Details]
   

Reports

Kelly, Cliona (2012) Report for the Law Society of Ireland on the Proposal for a Common European Sales Law. Reports [Details]
Kelly, Cliona (2008) Report for the Law Society of Ireland on the Proposed EU Directive on Consumer Rights. Reports [Details]
Kelly, Cliona (2007) Report for the Law Society of Ireland on the Common Frame of Reference for European Contract Law. Reports [Details]
                                                       

Annotations

Kelly, Cliona (2011) Annotation of the European Convention of Human Rights Act 2003 and the European Convention on Human Rights. Annotations [Details]