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2016 Galway Faculty

Dr. Kathleen Cavanaugh is a lecturer in international law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, and was awarded a fellowship at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. Her publications and current research include the study of nationalism, ethnic conflict, political violence, applicable human rights laws in entrenched/states of emergency, and the laws of belligerent occupation. Her projects include a manuscript with Oxford University Press, Minority Rights in the Middle East, and an additional monograph, Militant Democracy. She was chair of the Executive Committee of Amnesty International Ireland and a member of the International Policy Committee of Amnesty International. As a consultant, she has undertaken missions on behalf of Amnesty International, including to Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine, and Iraq. She holds an LL.M. from the Queen’s University Belfast and a Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr. Shane Darcy is a lecturer in international human rights law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, and director of the Centre’s Ph.D. program. He was a Government of Ireland scholar and the 2007 recipient of the Eda Sagarra Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences, awarded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. An associate editor of Criminal Law Forum, he conducts research projects on the judicial development of international criminal law and humanitarian law. He has participated in training, workshops, and research projects in Cambodia, China, India, Iran, South Africa, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He holds a B.A. from the University of Limerick, and LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Dr. Aoife Duffy is a lecturer in human rights law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. She is a former adjunct at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University. A recipient of a Department of Foreign Affairs scholarship in conflict resolution and a National University of Ireland fellowship, she has published articles in journals such as the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. She is an expert reviewer for the International Journal of Refugee Law and the International Journal of Transitional Justice. She holds a B.A. from University College Cork, an M.Phil. in international peace studies from Trinity College Dublin, and an LL.M. and a Ph.D. from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Professor Lisa R. Freudenheim is a visiting professor with the Academic Excellence
Program at New England Law | Boston, where she teaches courses on legal analysis, and
academic and professional skills. A former faculty member at Suffolk University Law School, she taught Advanced Legal Writing, Appellate Practice, and Legal Practice Skills. She also has taught at Boston College Law School and at Brandeis University. She was an employment litigation associate at major law firms in New York and Boston, focusing on complex employment litigation and appellate matters. She has developed and presented programs on persuasive advocacy and business writing at law firms and corporations. She received a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in political science from Tufts University.

Professor Dina Francesca Haynes is a professor of law at New England Law | Boston, where she teaches Immigration Law, Refugee and Asylum Law, International Women’s Issues, and Constitutional Law. Prior to teaching, she practiced international law as director general of the Human Rights Department for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Bosnia-Herzegovina; as a human rights advisor to the OSCE in Serbia and Montenegro; and as a protection officer with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and has received assignments with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She also was an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and clerked on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She received an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from University of Cincinnati College of Law, and a B.A. from University of Denver.       

Professor Ray Murphy is a professor at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National Program Faculty University of Ireland, Galway. He is a former practicing barrister and captain in the Irish Defense Forces, and he served with UN forces in Lebanon from 1981–1982 and in 1989. He has worked for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the European Union, Amnesty International, and the Irish government in human rights and election monitoring in Africa and Europe. His main teaching and research interests include international peace operations and international humanitarian law. He received a B.A. and an LL.B. from the National University of Ireland, Galway; a B.L. from King’s Inns, Dublin; an M.Litt. in international law from Trinity College Dublin; and a Ph.D. in international law from the University of Nottingham, England.

Professor John E. Noyes is the Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law at California Western School of Law. He also has taught international law courses as a visiting professor at several institutions, including Victoria University (Wellington, New Zealand) and the University of San Diego Institute on International and Comparative Law. He is a past president of the American Branch of the International Law Association and was a U.S. representative on law of the sea committees of the International Law Association. He has written extensively about the law of the sea, international dispute settlement, and other international law topics. Among his authored and coauthored books are Cases and
Materials on the Law of the Sea, Law of the Sea in a Nutshell, Cases and Commentary on
International Law
, and International Law Stories. He received a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in history from Amherst College.

Professor Monica Teixeira de Sousa joined the faculty of New England Law | Boston in 2007. She began practicing law in 2002 as a Skadden Fellow at Rhode Island Legal Services, where she specialized in representing children and parents in education law cases and created a school-based legal clinic. She is the former chair of the Rhode Island Education Justice Council and speaks and writes on education law and school reform topics. She teaches Education and the Law, Family Law, and Property. She received a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from Georgetown Law.