Dr. Donna Lyons, LL.B. (Trinity College Dublin, First Class Honours), LL.M. (New York University, International Legal Studies), Ph.D. (Trinity College Dublin), Attorney-at-Law (New York), is a specialist in public international law, international human rights law, and international criminal law, and and has published, presented, and obtained research funding both domestically and internationally within these fields. Donna also takes a strong interest in many aspects of Irish law and policy.
Donna will publish an edited collection with Routledge this year (Donna Lyons (ed), Leading Works in International Law, Routledge 2023), to which the following authors have contributed chapters: Freya Baetens, Eyal Benvenisti, Naomi Cahn, James Crawford, Oona Hathaway, Dina Haynes, Laurence Helfer, David Kennedy, Martti Koskenniemi, Donna Lyons, Martha Minow, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Obiora Okafor, Scott Shapiro, Kathryn Sikkink, Beth Simmons, and Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah.
As Assistant Professor of International Law and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin School of Law, Donna designed and delivered four modules: two (Public International Law Dissertation Group and International Criminal Law) on the LL.M. degree and two (International Human Rights Law and European Human Rights Law) as part of the LL.B. programme. Donna has supervised over 25 LL.M. dissertations in the field of Public International Law. Donna Acts as Trinity College Dublin representative to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Committee on Human Rights (August 2019 - present) and previously held the administrative posts of coordinator for the Law and Political Science programme for the academic year 2019-2020 and coordinator for the Human Rights and Civil Liberties Working Group (Trinity College Covid-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory) (2020-2021). Donna has also worked for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, the Law Reform Commission of Ireland, and Dublin City University School of Law and Government.
Donna runs a speaker series which has taken place since September 2020, details of, and recordings for which, are available below. Recordings of all sessions are also posted on the following YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmSezuV0pSqVQfzM2eZP8GA/.
CONVERSATIONS WITH DONNA LYONS:
Eric Posner (Chicago) (2 September 2020)
Cass Sunstein (Harvard) (on 'Too Much Information') (11 September 2020)
Peter Singer (Princeton) (24 September 2020)
Alicia Ely Yamin (Harvard) (1 October 2020)
Cass Sunstein (Harvard) (on 'Law and Leviathan') (2 October 2020)
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin (MIT; UMass) (6 October 2020)
Philippe Sands (Matrix Chambers, UCL) (21 October 2020)
Samantha Power and Cass Sunstein (Harvard) (22 October 2020)
Jack Goldsmith and Eric Posner (Harvard; Chicago) (28 October 2020)
Catherine O'Rourke (Durham) (29 October 2020)
Philip Alston (NYU) (11 November 2020)
Peter Burke (Cambridge) (25 November 2020)
Jack Balkin (Yale) (30 November 2020)
Jules Coleman (Yale) (3 December 2020)
Brian Leiter (Chicago) (on Nietzsche) (9 December 2020)
Mara Prentiss (Harvard) (16 December 2020)
Neville Cox (Trinity) (22 December 2020)
Hurst Hannum (Tufts) (29 January 2021)
Kathryn Sikkink (Harvard) (18 February 2021)
Jonathan Wolff (Oxford) (4 March 2021)
Brian Leiter (Chicago) (on Marx) (9 March 2021)
Peter Hayes (Northwestern) (8 April 2021)
Joseph Weiler (NYU) (3 June 2021)
Samuel Moyn (Yale) (8 September 2021)
Babatunde Fagbayibo (University of South Africa) (20 July 2022)
Eli Merritt (Vanderbilt) (4 January 2023)
Donna Lyons (on 'Leading Works in International Law') (Summer 2023)
Etain Tannam (Trinity) (2024)
Recordings of all completed seminars are posted below.