Dr Lucy-Ann Buckley

BCL; LLM(NUI); BCL(Oxon); PhD; Solicitor

Contact Details

Lecturer
Law
School of Law
NUI Galway
Galway

T: 00353 91 493661
F: 00353 91 494506
E: lucy-ann.buckley@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Lucy-Ann Buckley has lectured in Law at NUI Galway since 1999, having previously lectured at the University of Warwick and the University of Limerick. She first studied law at University College Cork, obtaining a BCL and an LLM by research. She then qualified as a solicitor, before obtaining a second master’s degree of BCL at the University of Oxford and a PhD at Trinity College, Dublin. In 2011, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Warwick.
 

Research 

Lucy has published widely on family law, family property, labour law and equality issues (particularly gender equality). Her masters thesis was on the law of sexual harassment, while her PhD 
focused on the issue of financial provision on marital breakdown in Ireland. She has a particular interest in socio-legal and empirical work. Her doctoral research included wide-ranging interviews with legal practitioners and the gathering and analysis of unique original case data, which has since been internationally published. Her current research focuses on gender equality issues in legal approaches to autonomy, particularly in the family context. She is especially interested in the legal recognition of caring work and contributions to family life, and in the effects of caring roles on employment participation and gender equality. She is also keenly interested in the legal status of prenuptial and other family agreements, and in constitutional aspects of family law.  

Lucy is an affiliate of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway. She is a project leader of Gender ARC and a member of the Gender and Public Policy Cluster at the Whitaker Institute. She is also a member of the Irish Feminist Judgments Project, a multi-disciplinary project based in the Universities of Durham and Kent and the London School of Economics. This project builds on the Feminist Judgments Project, and aims to rewrite key Irish legal judgments from a feminist perspective. 
 

Teaching 
 
Lucy holds a PG Certificate in Higher Education from NUI Galway. She currently teaches Labour Law and Equity to undergraduate and LLB students. She also teaches Equality Law and co-teaches Irish Disability Law and Policy, both at Masters level. She has previously taught a wide range of other subjects, including Comparative Property Law,
Sociology of Law, Land Law, Women and the Law, and Law and Social Policy.


Administration

Lucy was the Associate Head of Teaching and Learning within the School of Law for two years. She was the Programme Director of the BA in Public and Social Policy for three years, and is currently a member of the LLB programme board. She holds a Diploma in Irish from NUI Galway, and played a key role in establishing the Diploma in Irish for Lawyers, in association with Oifig na Gaeilge Labhartha at NUI Galway. 
 

Supervision

Lucy welcomes inquiries from potential doctoral students in relation to family law, equality law and policy (including but not limited to gender and disability issues), labour law, property law, constitutional law, equity and trusts.
 

Recent/current supervisees:

Grace Dalton (PhD - "Justice through representation? A socio-legal analysis of children's representation in care proceedings and litigation")

Avril Cryan (LLM by research - "Changing demographics: a comparative study of legal responses to polygamy and the challenges ahead for Ireland"


Cristina Inversi (PhD - "Employment policy and regulation: developing and testing a theory of regulatory space". Co-supervisor: Prof. Tony Dundon).

Yeni Rosdianti (PhD - "Preferential treatment arrangements in the law and its enforcement: challenges of the fulfillment of the right to work of persons with disabilities in Indonesia post-ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities". Co-supervisor: Prof. Gerard Quinn).

 


 

Research Interests

Lucy specialises in family law, particularly family property and marital breakdown; equality law and policy (particularly gender equality); issues of autonomy and capacity; the legal status of prenuptial and marital agreements; labour law; sexual harassment; and the legal recognition of caring work. She has published widely on family law, family property and equality issues, and is particularly interested in socio-legal and empirical research. She is a project leader of Gender ARC and is a member of the Gender and Public Policy Cluster at the Whitaker Institute. She is also a member of the Irish Feminist Judgments Project, an international, multi-disciplinary project which builds on the Feminist Judgments Project.


Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Relational theory and choice rhetoric in the Supreme Court of Canada'
Buckley, L.A. (2015) 'Relational theory and choice rhetoric in the Supreme Court of Canada'. Canadian Journal of Family Law, 29 (2):251-308 [Details]
(2014) 'Family law and the corporate veil: accessing company assets on marital breakdown after Prest v. Petrodel Resources Ltd'
Buckley, L.A. (2014) 'Family law and the corporate veil: accessing company assets on marital breakdown after Prest v. Petrodel Resources Ltd'. Dublin University Law Journal, [Details]
(2013) 'Financial Provision on Relationship Breakdown in Ireland: A Constitutional Lacuna?'
Buckley, L.A. (2013) 'Financial Provision on Relationship Breakdown in Ireland: A Constitutional Lacuna?'. Dublin University Law Journal, 36 :59-92 [Details]
(2012) 'European Family Law: the Beginning of the End for Proper Provision?'
Buckley, L.A. (2012) 'European Family Law: the Beginning of the End for Proper Provision?'. Irish Journal Of Family Law, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Ante-nuptial Agreements and Proper Provision: An Irish Response to Radmacher v Granatino'
Buckley, L. A. (2011) 'Ante-nuptial Agreements and Proper Provision: An Irish Response to Radmacher v Granatino'. Irish Journal Of Family Law, 14 (1):3-14 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Irish Matrimonial Property Division in Practice: A Case Study'
Buckley, L. A. (2007) 'Irish Matrimonial Property Division in Practice: A Case Study'. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 21 :48-83 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2004) 'Proper Provision and Property Division: Partnership in Irish Matrimonial Property Law in the Wake of T v. T'
Buckley, L. A. (2004) 'Proper Provision and Property Division: Partnership in Irish Matrimonial Property Law in the Wake of T v. T'. Irish Journal Of Family Law, (3):8-15 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2003) 'The Conveyancing Conundrum: Reviewable Dispositions and the In Camera Rule'
Buckley, L. A. (2003) 'The Conveyancing Conundrum: Reviewable Dispositions and the In Camera Rule'. Irish Journal Of Family Law, (3):13-18 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2002) 'Matrimonial Property and Irish Law: a Case for Community?'
Buckley, L. A. (2002) 'Matrimonial Property and Irish Law: a Case for Community?'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 53 :39-76 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2002) 'Perpetuities Reform in Ireland? The Law Reform Commission's Proposals'
Buckley, L. A. (2002) 'Perpetuities Reform in Ireland? The Law Reform Commission's Proposals'. Irish Jurist, 27 :143-166 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2000) 'The Employment Equality Act 1998 - Ireland'
Buckley, L. A. (2000) 'The Employment Equality Act 1998 - Ireland'. Industrial Law Journal, 29 :273-279 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1997) 'Vicarious Liability and Employment Discrimination'
Buckley, L. A. (1997) 'Vicarious Liability and Employment Discrimination'. Industrial Law Journal, 26 :158-166 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Equity'
Buckley, L.A. (2014) 'Equity' In: Annual Review of Irish Law 2013. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland
Buckley, L.A. (2014) Family Agreements and the Boundaries of Autonomy in the Supreme Court of Canada Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland [Details]
(2014) Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution - Inaugural Law and Government Conference
Buckley, L.A. (2014) The Constitutional Family: Using Relational Autonomy as a Tool for Addressing Disadvantage Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution - Inaugural Law and Government Conference [Details]
(2013) Irish Association of Law Teachers - Annual Conference
Buckley, L.A. (2013) Accessing company assets on marital breakdown in Ireland Irish Association of Law Teachers - Annual Conference [Details]
(2013) Irish Society for Comparative Law - Annual Conference
Buckley, L.A. (2013) Choice rhetoric and relational autonomy in Ireland and Canada: comparative approaches to financial agreements Irish Society for Comparative Law - Annual Conference [Details]
(2012) Irish Association of Law Teachers - Annual Conference
Buckley, L.A. (2012) Judicial approaches to marital financial autonomy in Ireland and Canada: a relational perspective? Irish Association of Law Teachers - Annual Conference [Details]
(2011) Equality Through the Ages
Buckley, L.A. (2011) Age discrimination - the gender connection Equality Through the Ages [Details]
(2010) 4th Legal Education Symposium
Buckley, L.A. (2010) Engaging students with the curriculum: a case study in Equity 4th Legal Education Symposium [Details]
(2006) Family Lawyers Association - Annual Conference
Buckley, L.A. (2006) Financial provision on divorce and separation in Ireland: a case study Family Lawyers Association - Annual Conference [Details]
(2004) Irish Association of Law Teachers - Annual Conference
Buckley, L.A. (2004) Proper provision and property division: partnership and matrimonial property in Irish law Irish Association of Law Teachers - Annual Conference [Details]
(1999) Gender and Women's Studies, co-hosted by Queen's University Belfast and the University of Limerick
Buckley, L.A. (1999) Harassment and the law: exploring judicial perceptions Gender and Women's Studies, co-hosted by Queen's University Belfast and the University of Limerick [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(1999) University of Limerick Law Review, volume 1.
O'Keeffe, S., and Buckley, L.A (Ed.). (1999) University of Limerick Law Review, volume 1. Limerick: University of Limerick. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2011) Equality Through the Ages,
Buckley, L.A. (2011) Gender ARC - one day seminar. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Equality Through the Ages, NUI Galway , 24-JUN-11 - 24-JUN-11. [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2003) The Family Support Agency Act 2001. Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated.
Buckley, L. A. (2003) The Family Support Agency Act 2001. Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated. Other Item [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2000) Review Article: Frances Meenan, Working Within the Law: A Practical Guide for Employers and Employees. Irish Jurist.
Buckley, L. A. (2000) Review Article: Frances Meenan, Working Within the Law: A Practical Guide for Employers and Employees. Irish Jurist. Other Item [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association of Law Teachers Member /
Irish Society of Comparative Law Member /
Society of Legal Scholars Member /
Irish Women Lawyers Association Member /

Teaching Interests

Family Law; Equity; Labour Law; Equality Law; Irish Disability Law and Policy.