Dr Rónán Kennedy

Dr. Rónán Kennedy is a member of the School of Law at the National University of Ireland Galway. He has a background in information technology and information systems, including spending much of the 1990s working in the industry as a programmer, analyst and webmaster. He worked as Executive Legal Officer to the Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr. Justice Ronan Keane, from 2000 to 2004. During this time, he was editor of “The Supreme Court of Ireland: A History”, first editor of the Judicial Studies Institute Journal from 2001 to 2003, and was involved in a number of initiatives to expand the use of information technology in the courts. Before coming to the Law Faculty in NUI Galway, he taught environmental law and public international law in the University of Limerick. 

He holds a degree in commerce and a higher diploma in systems analysis from University College Galway, an LL.B. with first class honours from the National University of Ireland, Galway, an LL.M. from New York University and a Ph.D. from University College London. He also studied for the degree of Barrister-at-Law in the King’s Inns and was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2003.