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 an expert in International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, and International Criminal Law and has published, presented, and obtained research funding both domestically and internationally within these fields.
Donna has been working on a book project since May 2020 (Leading Works in International Law, Routledge 2022), to which the following authors are contributing: Eyal Benvenisti (Cambridge), James Crawford (ICJ) (with, and to be completed by, Freya Baetens, Oslo), Jack Goldsmith (Harvard), Oona Hathaway (Yale), Laurence Helfer (Duke), David Kennedy (Harvard), Martti Koskenniemi (Helsinki), Mattias Kumm (NYU), Donna Lyons (Trinity), Martha Minow (Harvard), Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (Minnesota), Obiora Okafor (Osgoode), Eric Posner (Chicago), Scott Shapiro (Yale), Kathryn Sikkink (Harvard), Beth Simmons (UPenn), and Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah (NUS).
As Assistant Professor of International Law and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Donna designed and delivered four modules: two (International Human Rights Law and European Human Rights Law) as part of the LL.B. programme, and two (International Criminal Law and Public International Law Dissertation Group) on the LL.M. degree. Donna also supervised over 25 LL.M. dissertations in the area of Public International Law. Donna held the administrative post of coordinator for the Law and Political Science programme for the academic year 2019/2020 and currently acts as Trinity College Dublin representative to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Committee on Human Rights (2019 - present) and as coordinator for the Human Rights and Civil Liberties Working Group (Trinity College Covid-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory).
Donna runs a Speaker Series which has taken place throughout 2020-2021, 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/.
You can donate to the Speaker Series here: https://gofund.me/f32ff5db
CONVERSATIONS WITH DONNA LYONS:
Eric Posner (Chicago) (2 September 2020)
Cass Sunstein (Harvard) ('Too Much Information') (11 September 2020)
Peter Singer (Princeton) (24 September 2020)
Alicia Ely Yamin (Harvard) (1 October 2020)
Cass Sunstein (Harvard) ('Law and Leviathan') (2 October 2020)
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin (MIT; UMass) (6 October 2020)
Philippe Sands (QC, 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 (Ulster) (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)
Recordings of all completed seminars are posted below.