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Dr Val Corbett

BCL, LLM, PhD

Val Corbett graduated with BCL and LLM degrees from the National University of Ireland, Cork in 1997 and 1998 respectively. He completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2008. In 2017, Val was awarded his PhD from Trinity College Dublin.
Val was formerly the Head of the Law School at Independent College Dublin (2007- 2016) and prior to that was Head of the Law School at Griffith College Dublin (2001-2007). His principal research has been concerned with the law of torts, personality rights and employment law. He has published in a number of Irish and international peer-reviewed journals in these fields. He has also published a number of student texts in the Law of Torts the latest of which is Tort Law: Cases in Nutshell (Round Hall, Dublin 2019) and has co-authored Employment Law in Ireland (Clarus Press, Dublin 2009). Val currently teaches Tort Law and Contract Law on the FE1 Preparatory and King’s Inns courses.
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Dr Maura Kelly

BCL, PhD

Dr Maura Kelly has a wide range of experience in the academic and commercial legal environment. She has been involved in many ground breaking projects from establishing the first private law school, Portobello College in 1992 to working with a leading law firm to establish professional development programmes at trainee lawyer to senior associate level. Maura worked with many leading global universities such as the University of Wales; University of West of England; BPP University; University of Cambridge; Judge Business School and INSEAD. Her more recent role focused on designing and delivering quality, customer-focused and commercially-aligned programmes for trainee lawyers through to 6 year qualified senior associates with a top-tier Irish solicitors’ firm.

Maura has been lecturing for over 20 years both in the public and private university sector. Her main areas of expertise are Constitutional and EU law. She holds a PhD in the area of property rights. She has lectured on FE1 courses and the preparatory course for the Kings’ Inns entrance exam. Maura applies a very practical and exam focused approach in her lectures and loves the challenge of leading students through the FE1 ‘experience.’ Maura currently teaches Constitutional Law and EU law on the FE1 Preparatory course.

Almha O'Keeffe

Almha O'Keeffe

Barrister-at-Law

Almha O’Keeffe is a practising Barrister. She is a member of the Bar of Ireland, Bar of England & Wales, and Bar of Northern Ireland. She holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, an LLB Law and European Studies Degree from the University of Limerick, and a Barrister-at-Law Degree from the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns. She has a special interest in Human Rights Law, Refugee Law, Child Law and EU Law. She currently teaches Equity & Trusts Law and Property Law on the Fe1 course.

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Neil Murphy

Barrister-at-Law

Neil Murphy is a barrister.  He holds both a Barrister-at-Law Degree and a Diploma in Legal Studies from the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, an LL.M. in Law from the University of Edinburgh and a B.A. in Economics, Politics and Law from Dublin City University.  Neil currently teaches in Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin.  He has published articles on various areas of law, such as EU Law, Irish Constitutional Law and Equity, in numerous Irish law journals.  Neil currently teaches Company Law on the FE1 Preparatory course.

Eoin O'Connor

Barrister-at-Law

Eoin O’Connor is a practising barrister. He is a member of the Bar of Ireland, the Bar of Northern Ireland and the Bar of England & Wales. He received his BCL from University College Cork, and his PhD from Trinity College Dublin. He also lectures on the TCD LlM and teaches evidence and criminal law in the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. He is the author (with Michael Lynn SC) of National Security Law in Ireland (Bloomsbury, Dublin 2019). Eoin currently teaches Criminal Law on the FE1 Preparatory and King’s Inns courses.