Lawrence P. Donnelly

Lawrence Donnelly Larry resides in Galway, Ireland, and is Of Counsel to the Firm. His corporate practice is focused upon entities seeking to transition their business to Massachusetts. He is a Lecturer & Director of Clinical Legal Education in the School of Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. In this capacity, he teaches legal research and writing to undergraduate and postgraduate law students, administers a program for students who receive academic credit for their work in the wider Irish legal community, and serves as School of Law Editor of the Galway Student Law Review. Larry, an honors graduate of the College of Holy Cross and Suffolk University Law School, is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts in Massachusetts.
Phone: 353 (0)91 495372
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  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2000
  • Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 1999, magna cum laude)
  • College of the Holy Cross (B.A. 1996, cum laude)
LECTURES “Irish Clinical Legal Education Ab Initio: Challenges and Opportunities,” (Sixth International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference, Lighting the Fire: The Many Roles of Clinical Legal Education, July 2008, Cork).
  “Legal Research: Methods and Know-How for Solicitors,” (Central Law Training Seminar, June 2008, Dublin).
  “Observations on the Teaching of Irish Legal Research,” (UCC Legal Education Symposium, What Are the Expectations of Legal Education in the 21st Century?, December 2007, Cork).
  “Clinical Legal Education at NUI, Galway: Progress to Date,” (TCD Legal Education Symposium, Education, Learning, Teaching and Research in the Irish Legal Academy, September 2006, Dublin).
  “Why Traditional and Electronic Sources Aren’t Mutually Exclusive in Legal Research: A User’s Perspective,” (with Nora Lydon) (Academic and National Library Training Cooperative, Perspectives on Online Information, July 2006, Galway).
  “Clinical Legal Education: Translating an American Innovation into Irish Practice,” (Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Law in a Changing Ireland, April 2006, Cork).
PUBLICATIONS “Toward Uniformity in Legal Citation in Ireland,” (2007) 25 Irish Law Times 256.
  “The United States Federal Judiciary May Not Be a ‘Third, Co-Equal Branch’ of Government. Implications for the Irish Debate on ‘Judicial Activism?,’” 8 San Diego International Law Journal 459 (2007).
  “A Modest Proposal: The Case for Open Book Law Exams,” (2006) 2(2) European Journal of Legal Education 105.
  Book Review, “Discovery” by Eoin Dee, (2005) 5(2) Judicial Studies Institute Journal 296.
  Book Note, “Immigrants Out! The New Nativism and the Anti-Immigrant Impulse in the United States,” 22 Suffolk Transnational Law Review 775 (1999).
  Book Note, “Alien Nation: Its Impact on the United States’ Great Debate Considered,” 22 Suffolk Transnational Law Review 311 (1998).
MEDIA ACTIVITY Regular Political Contributor, RTE Radio One
Guest Political Contributor, RTE News on Two
Regular Political Contributor, Galway Bay FM
Guest Political Columnist, The Sunday Business Post