Academic and professional qualifications
BA (Hons) Law Degree (Trinity College Cambridge). First Class.
Postgraduate Licence in European Law (Brussels University). Distinction
Diploma in French Civil Law (University of Paris II).
Bar Examination (Council of Legal Education).called to the Bar of England and Wales 1981.
MA in Legal and Political Theory (University College London). 2001. Distinction.
Doctor of Philosophy (University of Ulster). 2006.
Legal Associate with Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton, Paris (1998-1980)
Barristers pupillage at Fountain Court, London (1980-1981)
Lecturer in Conflict of Laws, Polytechnic of Central London (1981-1983)
Lecturer in EU Law, University College London (1982-1983)
European Legal Counsel with Microdata Information Systems (1984-1986)
Legal adviser to John Govett & Co. (1986-1990)
Senior Lawyer with the European Investment Bank (1990-1997)
Legal Adviser at the Department of Environment, Transport and Regions (1999-2000)
Guest Lecturer in EU Law at Magee College, University of Ulster (2002-2003)
Membership of DIT Committees
Postgraduate Studies and Research Committee (School of Social Sciences and Legal Studies)
School Research Co-ordinator for the Department of Law
Faculty of Applied Arts Annual Research Away Day March 2006, Chair/Respondent for the Session on Does Civil Society Meet the State
Conference Manager for the one-day DIT Conference on The Future of the EU Constitutional Treaty: Pathway and Pitfalls. May 5, 2006.
International Law, US Foreign Policy and Post 9-11 Islamic Fundamentalism by Professor Javaid Rehman of the University of Brunel on November 11th 2006 (published in Nordic Journal of International Law 77 (2008) pp. 88-103(1))
Beware of lawyers bearing gifts: A critical evaluation of the Proposals on Fundamental Rights in the EU Constitutional Treaty  4 European Human Rights Law Review, pp. 424-435.
PhD Thesis: How Just is the Unions Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: An Assessment of the Normative Status of Fundamental Rights in the Unions Legal Order. 2006. Available through the British Library Document Supply Centre.
John Wilkes and the Enlightenment, MA Dissertation on Civil Liberties in the Age of the Enlightenment. (2001). Available on Arrow@DIT at:http://arrow.dit.ie/appamas/25/
Human Rights in EU Law: Justice, Terrorism and Constitutional Reform (2009) Verlag Dr. Muller.
The Treaty of Lisbon and the Reformed Jurisdictional Powers of the European Court of Justice in the Field of Justice and Home Affairs  6 European Human Rights Law Review, pp. 784-804
John Wilkes and the Enlightenment: The Political Ideas of John Wilkes and his Association with Enlightenment Philosophes in the 1760s and 1770s (2010). Monograph. Lambert Academic Publishing
Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Derry, April 2004: EU Human Rights under the Proposed EU Constitution.
University of Ulster, Postgraduate Conference, February 2005, How Just is the Unions area of Freedom, Security and Justice An assessment of the normative status of fundamental rights standards in the Unions legal order. DIT Conference on the Future of the EU Constitutional Treaty, Dublin, May 2006, The Role of the European Court of Justice in a Reformed AFSJ.