Dr. Rónán Kennedy

BComm,HDipSysA,LLB,BL,LLM,CertTLHE,PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer
Cairnes 217
T: Ext. 5626
 
researcher
 

Biography

"I explore how law and information and communications technology influence each other, trying to see through the hype and understand the real consequences. The principal focus of my research is the use of ICT for environmental regulation."

Rónán Kennedy researches and teaches environmental law, information technology law, and the intersections between these. 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. His involvement in environmental protection include establishing the Ecology Society in what was then University College Galway as an undergraduate, and his membership of the Cloughjordan Ecovillage, including a period as chair of its board of directors. In 2016, he was appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency on the nomination of the Irish Environmental Law Association.

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 was the co-ordinator of the LL.M. in Law, Technology and Governance from 2008 to 2014 and was Associate Head for Development and Promotion for the School from April 2009 to April 2010.

Rónán Kennedy 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. He was a visiting PhD student in the Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology in 2010, and a Visiting Scholar at the School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley in 2017. 

Selected Publications
  1. ‘Rethinking Reflexive Law for the Information Age: Hybrid and Flexible Regulation by Disclosure’ (2016) 7(2) George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law 124–139
  2. ‘E-regulation and the Rule of Law: Smart Government, Institutional Information Infrastructures, and Fundamental Values’ (2016) 21(1) Information Polity 77–98
  3. ‘Climate Change Law and Policy in Ireland’ 3/2011 Ympäristöjuridiikka (Finnish Environmental Law Review) 66–83
 


Research Interests

"Lawtech", Environmental Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION 01-OCT-20 31-DEC-25
ASSESSING WAYS OF RECOGNISING COMPLIANT INDUSTRIAL AND WASTE LICENSEES 15-OCT-18 12-APR-19
'Algorithmic Governance: What is Missing from the Debate?’ Workshop 18-MAR-16 18-MAR-16
Cloughpenny 24-FEB-16 31-JAN-17
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FOR ENVIROMENTAL REGULATION TRANSATLANTIC PERSPECTIVES RONAN KENNEDY 14-NOV-12 30-MAY-14
SMART 2008/0066 'MONITORING E ACCESSIBILITY IN EUROPE' FUNDOSA TECHNOSITE SA RONAN KENNEDY 09-JUN-09 31-DEC-12

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'De-camouflaging Chameleons: Requiring Transparency for Consumer Protection in the Internet of Things'
Kennedy, Rónán (2019) 'De-camouflaging Chameleons: Requiring Transparency for Consumer Protection in the Internet of Things'. European Journal of Law and Technology, 10 (1):1-27 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Algorithmic governance: Developing a research agenda through the power of collective intelligence'
Danaher, J, Hogan, MJ, Noone, C, Kennedy, R, Behan, A, De Paor, A, Felzmann, H, Haklay, M, Khoo, SM, Morison, J, Murphy, MH, O'Brolchain, N, Schafer, B, Shankar, K (2017) 'Algorithmic governance: Developing a research agenda through the power of collective intelligence'. Big Data and Society, 4 (2):1-21 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Regulating intersectional activity: privacy and energy efficiency, laws and technology'
Brown, A; Kennedy, R (2017) 'Regulating intersectional activity: privacy and energy efficiency, laws and technology'. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, 31 (3):340-369 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Algorithms and the Rule of Law'
Kennedy, R (2017) 'Algorithms and the Rule of Law'. Legal Information Management, 28 (1):23-25 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'An Expanded Definition of Environmental Information?'
Kennedy, R (2016) 'An Expanded Definition of Environmental Information?'. Environmental Law Review, 18 (3):224-232 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Rethinking Reflexive Law for the Information Age: Hybrid and Flexible Regulation by Disclosure'
Kennedy, R (2016) 'Rethinking Reflexive Law for the Information Age: Hybrid and Flexible Regulation by Disclosure'. Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, 7 (2):124-139 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'New Ideas or False Hopes? : International, European, and Irish Climate Change Law and Policy After the Paris Agreement'
Kennedy, R (2016) 'New Ideas or False Hopes? : International, European, and Irish Climate Change Law and Policy After the Paris Agreement'. Irish Planning And Environmental Law Journal, 23 (3):75-82 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'E-regulation and the rule of law: Smart government, institutional information infrastructures, and fundamental values'
Kennedy, R (2016) 'E-regulation and the rule of law: Smart government, institutional information infrastructures, and fundamental values'. Information Polity, 21 (1):77-98 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Was It Author’s Rights All The Time?: Copyright as a Constitutional Right in Ireland'
Kennedy, R (2011) 'Was It Author’s Rights All The Time?: Copyright as a Constitutional Right in Ireland'. Dublin University Law Journal, 33 :253-284 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Climate Change Law and Policy in Ireland'
Kennedy, Rónán (2011) 'Climate Change Law and Policy in Ireland'. Finnish Environmental Law Review, 2011 (3):66-83 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'No Three Strikes for Ireland (Yet): EU Copyright Law and Individual Liability in Recent Internet Filesharing Litigation'
Kennedy, R. (2011) 'No Three Strikes for Ireland (Yet): EU Copyright Law and Individual Liability in Recent Internet Filesharing Litigation'. Journal Of Internet Law, 14 (11):15-31 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Climate Change Law and Policy After Copenhagen'
Kennedy, R. (2010) 'Climate Change Law and Policy After Copenhagen'. Irish Planning And Environmental Law Journal, 17 (3):101-109 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Access to Justice Under Irish Environmental Impact Assessment Law (note on Case C-427/07 Commission v Ireland European Court of Justice (Second Chamber))'
Kennedy, R. (2010) 'Access to Justice Under Irish Environmental Impact Assessment Law (note on Case C-427/07 Commission v Ireland European Court of Justice (Second Chamber))'. Environmental Law Review, 12 (2):224-232 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) '‘Substantial Interest’ Requirement for Judicial Review of Planning Decisions'
Kennedy, R. (2009) '‘Substantial Interest’ Requirement for Judicial Review of Planning Decisions'. Environmental Law Review, 11 (1):46-54 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Law in Virtual Worlds'
Kennedy, R. (2009) 'Law in Virtual Worlds'. Journal Of Internet Law, :3-10 [Details]
(2009) 'The Irish National Climate Change Strategy: New Laws, Future Policies?'
Kennedy, R. (2009) 'The Irish National Climate Change Strategy: New Laws, Future Policies?'. Irish Planning And Environmental Law Journal, 16 (3):100-108 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'Virtual Rights? Property in Online Game Objects and Characters'
Kennedy, R. (2008) 'Virtual Rights? Property in Online Game Objects and Characters'. Information And Communications Technology Law, 17 (2):95-106 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'Possible Irish Responses to Climate Change'
Kennedy, R. (2008) 'Possible Irish Responses to Climate Change'. European Energy And Environmental Law Review, 17 (5):291-305 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'Access to Justice under the Århus Convention and Irish Judicial Review'
Kennedy, R. (2008) 'Access to Justice under the Århus Convention and Irish Judicial Review'. Environmental Law Review, 10 (2):139-146 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Charging For Public Participation: Fees For Submissions Or Observations On Environmental Impact Assessment'
Kennedy, R. (2007) 'Charging For Public Participation: Fees For Submissions Or Observations On Environmental Impact Assessment'. Environmental Law Review, 9 (4):185-291 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) 'A Flood of Light? : Comments on the Interpretation Act 2005'
Donlan, S.; Kennedy, R (2006) 'A Flood of Light? : Comments on the Interpretation Act 2005'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 6 (1):92-139 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) 'International Conflicts over Plant Genetic Resources: Future Developments?'
Kennedy, R. (2006) 'International Conflicts over Plant Genetic Resources: Future Developments?'. Tulane Environmental Law Journal, 20 (1):1-42 [Details]
(2005) 'Extra-judicial Comment by Judges'
Kennedy, R. (2005) 'Extra-judicial Comment by Judges'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 5 (1):199-212 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2020) 'The Rule of Law and Algorithmic Governance'
Kennedy, Rónán (2020) 'The Rule of Law and Algorithmic Governance' In: Cambridge Handbook on Law and Algorithms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2018) 'From Participatory Design to Participatory Governance through Sustainable HCI'
Kennedy, R (2018) 'From Participatory Design to Participatory Governance through Sustainable HCI' In: Digital Technology and Sustainability: Engaging the Paradox. Oxford: Routledge. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Doctrinal Analysis: The Real “Law in Action”'
Kennedy, R (2016) 'Doctrinal Analysis: The Real “Law in Action”' In: Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
(2012) 'Teaching Legal Writing Using the Web: Possibilities and Practicalities'
Kennedy, R, Schweppe, J and Spain, E (2012) 'Teaching Legal Writing Using the Web: Possibilities and Practicalities' In: The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2017) Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland.
Kennedy, Rónán; Murphy, Maria Helen (2017) Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
(2016) How to Think, Write and Cite: Key Skills for Irish Law Students.
Schweppe, J Kennedy, R Donnelly, L (2016) How to Think, Write and Cite: Key Skills for Irish Law Students. Dublin: Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell. [Details]
(2011) How to Think, Write and Cite: Key Skills for Irish Law Students.
Schweppe, Jennifer, Fahey, Elaine, Donnelly, Lawrence (2011) How to Think, Write and Cite: Key Skills for Irish Law Students. Dublin: Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2018) Access to Justice in Cases on the Right to Environmental Information.
Kennedy, R (2018) Access to Justice in Cases on the Right to Environmental Information. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland. [Details]
(2018) Data for Water Decision Making: Informing the Implementation of California's Open and Transparent Water Data Act through Research and Engagement.
Cantor, A; Kiparsky, M; Kennedy, R; Hubbard, S; Bales, R; Pecharroman, LC; Guivetchi, K; McCready, C; Darling, G (2018) Data for Water Decision Making: Informing the Implementation of California's Open and Transparent Water Data Act through Research and Engagement. Center for Law, Energy and the Environment, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, California. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2019) Irish Association of Law Teachers Conference 2019,
Kennedy, R. (2019) Integrating Innovation into a Law School Curriculum: The Galway Experience. [Conference Paper], Irish Association of Law Teachers Conference 2019, Limerick , 23-NOV-19 - 23-NOV-19. [Details]
(2019) Irish Association of Law Teachers Conference 2019,
Kennedy, Rónán (2019) Integrating Innovation into a Law School Curriculum: The Galway Experience. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Conference 2019, Limerick , 23-NOV-19 - 23-NOV-19. [Details]
(2019) Lawyering in a Digital Age,
Kennedy, Rónán (2019) Integrating Innovation into a Law School Curriculum: The Galway Experience. [Oral Presentation], Lawyering in a Digital Age, University of Cumbria , 20-JUN-19 - 21-JUN-19. [Details]
(2019) Law and the Environment 2019,
Kennedy, R (2019) Irish Climate Change Law and Policy: A New Dawn?. [Oral Presentation], Law and the Environment 2019, University College Cork , 11-APR-19 - 11-APR-19. [Details]
(2019) Sociological Association of Ireland Conference 2019,
Kennedy, Rónán (2019) Citizen Science in Environmental Decision-Making: Notes of a Workshop. [Oral Presentation], Sociological Association of Ireland Conference 2019, National University of Ireland Galway , 10-MAY-19 - 10-MAY-19. [Details]
(2018) Law and the Environment 2018,
Kennedy, Rónán (2018) Climate Change Law for the Next Decade. [Oral Presentation], Law and the Environment 2018, University College Cork , 26-APR-18 - 26-APR-18. [Details]
(2018) The Governance of Data in a Digitally Transformed European Society,
Kennedy, R (2018) Regulatory Frameworks for the Future Governance of Digital Data. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Governance of Data in a Digitally Transformed European Society, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy , 24-OCT-18 - 25-OCT-18. [Details]
(2018) The Digital Transformation - Governance of Human Societies,
Kennedy, R (2018) Algorithmic Governance: Developing a Research Agenda through the Power of Collective Intelligence. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Digital Transformation - Governance of Human Societies, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy , 13-MAR-18 - 14-MAR-18. [Details]
(2017) Data Power,
Kennedy, R (2017) De-camouflaging Chameleons: Requiring Transparency and Privacy Protection in the Internet of Things. [Oral Presentation], Data Power, Carleton University , 22-JUN-17 - 23-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016) Blockchain and Sustainable Communities,
Kennedy, R (2016) The Blockchain in Practice: Constructing a Crypto-Currency for a Sustainable Community. [Conference Paper], Blockchain and Sustainable Communities, Cloughjordan Ecovillage , 28-OCT-16 - 28-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016) Blockchain and Sustainable Communities,
Kennedy, R (2016) Workshop. [Workshop chair], Blockchain and Sustainable Communities, Cloughjordan Ecovillage , 28-OCT-16 - 28-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016) Using ICT for Environmental Regulation,
Kennedy, R (2016) Panel at Law and the Environment conference. [Track Chair ], Using ICT for Environmental Regulation, University College Cork , 20-APR-16 - 21-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Algorithmic Governance: What is Missing from the Debate?,
Kennedy, R and Danaher, J (2016) Workshop. [Program co-chair], Algorithmic Governance: What is Missing from the Debate?, NUI Galway , 18-MAR-16 - 18-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016) International Society of Public Law Conference 2016,
Kennedy, R (2016) E-Regulation, Trade Secrets, and Defeat Devices: Any Low-Emissions Car You Want, Provided it is a Black Box. [Invited Paper], International Society of Public Law Conference 2016, Berlin , 17-JUN-16 - 19-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016) International Society of Public Law Conference 2016,
Kennedy, R (2016) E-Regulation, Trade Secrets, and Defeat Devices: Any Low-Emissions Car You Want, Provided it is a Black Box. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Society of Public Law Conference 2016, Berlin, Germany , 16-JUN-16 - 19-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016) The 3rd International Symposium on Environment and Health,
Kennedy, R (2016) Environmental protection through e-regulation: Empirical perspectives using an actor-network theory analysis. [Conference Paper], The 3rd International Symposium on Environment and Health, Galway , 14-AUG-16 - 20-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) Law and the Environment 2016,
Kennedy, R (2016) New Ideas or False Hopes? : International, European, and Irish Climate Change Law and Policy After COP-21. [Invited Oral Presentation], Law and the Environment 2016, Cork, Ireland , 14-APR-16 - 14-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Workshop on Decision Making across the Information, Technology and Sustainability Landscape: Towards Breadth and Coherence,
Kennedy, R (2016) Integrating Fundamental Values into Information Flows in Sustainability Decision-Making. [Invited Oral Presentation], Workshop on Decision Making across the Information, Technology and Sustainability Landscape: Towards Breadth and Coherence, University of Aberdeen , 13-APR-16 - 13-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Coding Value seminar,
Kennedy, R (2016) The Blockchain in Practice: Constructing a Crypto-Currency for a Sustainable Community. [Invited Lecture], Coding Value seminar, University College Dublin , 07-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) The 3rd Irish-American Law Society of Cleveland Business and Law Symposium,
Kennedy, R (2016) Copyright and Computer Software. [Invited Lecture], The 3rd Irish-American Law Society of Cleveland Business and Law Symposium, Galway , 01-OCT-16 - 01-OCT-16. [Details]
(2015) Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
Kennedy, R, Schweppe S, and Spain, E (2015) Teaching Legal Writing using the Web: Possibilities and Practicalities. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Galway , 27-NOV-15 - 29-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015) Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
Kennedy, R (2015) E-Regulation and the Rule of Law: Smart Government, Institutional Information Infrastructures, and Fundamental Values. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Galway , 27-NOV-15 - 29-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015) ICT and Environmental Regulation in the Developing World: Inequalities in Institutional Information Infrastructures,
Kennedy, Rónán (2015) ICT and Environmental Regulation in the Developing World: Inequalities in Institutional Information In- frastructures. [Invited Oral Presentation], ICT and Environmental Regulation in the Developing World: Inequalities in Institutional Information Infrastructures, Edinburgh University , 26-JUN-15 - 26-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) Computers, Data Protection and Privacy,
Rónán Kennedy (2015) Organised panel on Using ICT for environmental regulation: Overlaps between privacy and environmental law. [Track Chair ], Computers, Data Protection and Privacy, Brussels, Belgium , 21-JAN-15 - 23-JAN-15. [Details]
(2015) Using ICT for Environmental Regulation: Overlaps Between Privacy and Environmental Law,
Kennedy, R Gellert, R (2015) Panel at Computers, Privacy & Data Protection conference. [Program co-chair], Using ICT for Environmental Regulation: Overlaps Between Privacy and Environmental Law, Brussels , 20-JAN-15 - 24-MAY-17. [Details]
(2015) Workshop on Privacy: Gathering Insights from Lawyers and Technologists,
Kennedy, Rónán; Lang, Michael (2015) From Law to Code: Translating Legal Principles into Digital Rules. [Invited Oral Presentation], Workshop on Privacy: Gathering Insights from Lawyers and Technologists, Maynooth , 01-JUL-15. [Details]
(2014) Law and the Environment 2014,
Rónán Kennedy (2014) Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Critical Perspectives. [Conference Paper], Law and the Environment 2014, University College Cork , 03-APR-14 - 03-APR-14. [Details]
(2014) Joint Joseph Bell and SCRIPT Centres Workshop on Big Data, Forensic Statistics and the Trial,
Rónán Kennedy (2014) Big Data and Environmental Prosecutions. [Invited Oral Presentation], Joint Joseph Bell and SCRIPT Centres Workshop on Big Data, Forensic Statistics and the Trial, University of Edinburgh , 01-SEP-14 - 01-SEP-14. [Details]
(2013) Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda,
Kennedy, R (2013) Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda, Galway , 20-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda,
Rónán Kennedy (2013) Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Critical Perspectives. [Conference Paper], Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda, National University of Ireland Galway , 20-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Environmental Protection Agency National Water Event 2013---Protecting and Improving Ireland's Strategic Water Resources,
Rónán Kennedy (2013) Information and Communications Technology in Water Regulation. [Invited Oral Presentation], Environmental Protection Agency National Water Event 2013---Protecting and Improving Ireland's Strategic Water Resources, Galway , 19-JUN-13 - 20-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Responding to Environmental Complexity: A Showcase of UCL Research,
Kennedy, R (2013) Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Critical Perspectives. [Poster Presentation], Responding to Environmental Complexity: A Showcase of UCL Research, University College London , 17-JUN-13 - 17-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Responding to Environmental Complexity: A Showcase of UCL Research,
Rónán Kennedy (2013) Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Critical Perspectives. [Poster Presentation], Responding to Environmental Complexity: A Showcase of UCL Research, University College London , 10-JUN-13 - 10-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Environmental Regulation and Governance: New Ideas and Old Problems,
Rónán Kennedy (2013) Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Critical Perspectives. [Conference Paper], Environmental Regulation and Governance: New Ideas and Old Problems, University College Dublin, Ireland , 01-MAY-13 - 01-MAY-13. [Details]
(2012) “Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda”,
Rónán Kennedy (2012) The workshop discussed the development of a coherent but multi-disciplinary research agenda for ICT and environment regulation. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], “Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda”, NUi Galway , 12-NOV-12 - 21-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012) Protéger et valoriser les oeuvres en ligne dans le cadre européen,
Rónán Kennedy (2012) #StopSopaIreland, Keyboard Warriors and 86 Questions: Updating Irish Copyright Law for the 21st Century. [Conference Paper], Protéger et valoriser les oeuvres en ligne dans le cadre européen, Télécom Bretagne, Rennes, France , 12-JUN-12 - 13-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012) Next Generation Environmental Compliance,
Rónán Kennedy (2012) Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Critical Perspectives. [Conference Paper], Next Generation Environmental Compliance, George Washington University , 10-DEC-12 - 11-DEC-12. [Details]
(2012) Teaching Legal Writing using the Web: Possibilities and Practicalities,
Rónán Kennedy, Jennifer Schweppe and Eimear Spain (2012) The Written Word: Writing, Publishing and Communication in Higher Education. [Conference Paper], Teaching Legal Writing using the Web: Possibilities and Practicalities, National University of Ireland Galway , 01-JUN-12 - 01-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011) Law and the Environment 2011,
Kennedy, R. (2011) Climate Change Law and Policy After Copenhagen. Law and the Environment 2010. [Conference Paper], Law and the Environment 2011, University College Cork , 20-APR-11 - 20-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) Law and the Environment 2011,
Kennedy, R. (2011) Climate Change Law and Policy After Cancún. [Conference Paper], Law and the Environment 2011, University College Cork , 07-APR-11 - 07-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) The Difference that Makes a Difference:an interdisciplinary workshop on information and technology, Open University,
Kennedy, R. (2011) The Role of Information in Environmental Regulation:Science in the Service of Society?. [Conference Paper], The Difference that Makes a Difference:an interdisciplinary workshop on information and technology, Open University, Open University, Milton Keynes , 01-SEP-11 - 02-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011) International Expert Meeting/Workshop,
Kennedy, R. (2011) Climate Change Law in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Expert Meeting/Workshop, Maastricht University, Campus Brussels , 01-FEB-11 - 02-FEB-11. [Details]
(2010) Regulating Global Concerns—Climate Change and Intellectual Property Rights: Legal Frameworks and Institutions for the Development and Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies,
Kennedy, R. (2010) Information and Communications Technology and Environmental Regulation. [Conference Paper], Regulating Global Concerns—Climate Change and Intellectual Property Rights: Legal Frameworks and Institutions for the Development and Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies, Sønderborg (Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University), Denmark , 18-MAY-10 - 19-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010) Fourth Legal Education Symposium,
Kennedy, R. (2010) Teaching Legal Writing Online. [Conference Paper], Fourth Legal Education Symposium, University of Limerick , 05-MAY-10 - 05-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010) 2nd UNITAR/Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy: Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy,
Kennedy, R. (2010) Information and Communications Technology and Institutional Design for Climate Change. [Conference Paper], 2nd UNITAR/Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy: Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy, Yale Law School , 01-SEP-10 - 02-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,,
Kennedy, R. (2010) The Application of Information and Communications Technology to Environmental Regulation. [Conference Paper], Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,, Southampton , 01-SEP-10 - 01-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) 20th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium-,
Kennedy, R. (2010) The Implications of Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation. Student Paper Prize Winner. [Conference Paper], 20th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium-, Limerick , 01-FEB-10 - 01-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009) Law and the Environment 2009,
Kennedy, R. (2009) The Irish National Climate Change Strategy: New Laws, Future Policies?. [Conference Paper], Law and the Environment 2009, University College Cork , 23-APR-09 - 23-APR-09. [Details]
(2008) The E-Mediation of Criminal Justice Workshop Preston,
Kennedy, R. (2008) Internet Crime Reporting in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], The E-Mediation of Criminal Justice Workshop Preston, University of Central Lancashire , 01-MAR-08 - 01-MAR-08. [Details]
(2007) 16th International Conference on Information Systems Development,
Kennedy, R. (2007) The Risks of User-Supplied Content Online. [Conference Paper], 16th International Conference on Information Systems Development, Galway , 22-AUG-07 - 23-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007) Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,
Kennedy, R. (2007) A New Virtual Commons? : Property in Online Game Objects and Characters. [Conference Paper], Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Durham , 05-SEP-07 - 07-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007) First International Conference on Technology for Participation,
Kennedy, R. (2007) Digital Freedom for Persons with Disabilities in Ireland. [Conference Paper], First International Conference on Technology for Participation, Norway , 01-JUN-07 - 01-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007) Law and the Environment 2007,
Kennedy, R. (2007) Possible Irish Responses to Climate Change. [Conference Paper], Law and the Environment 2007, University College Cork, Ireland , 01-APR-07 - 01-APR-07. [Details]
(2006) Association for Legal and Social Philosophy Annual Conference,
Kennedy, R. (2006) Speaking for Natural Objects and Creatures. [Conference Paper], Association for Legal and Social Philosophy Annual Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland , 28-JUN-06 - 01-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006) Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,
Kennedy, R. (2006) Speaking for Natural Objects and Creatures. [Conference Paper], Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Keele University, England , 04-SEP-06 - 07-SEP-06. [Details]
(2003) Law Society of Ireland Law Tech Seminar,
Kennedy, R. (2003) Working towards Electronic Filing of Documents in the Supreme Court of Ireland. Law Society of Ireland Law Tech Seminar. [Invited Oral Presentation], Law Society of Ireland Law Tech Seminar, Dublin , 07-FEB-03 - 07-FEB-03. [Details]
(2002) Second Conference of Secretaries-General of European Constitutional Courts,
Kennedy, R. (2002) Working towards Electronic Filing of Documents in the Supreme Court of Ireland. Second Conference of Secretaries-General of European Constitutional Courts. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Second Conference of Secretaries-General of European Constitutional Courts, Madrid , 11-NOV-02 - 12-NOV-02. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2003)
Kennedy, Rónán (Ed.). (2003) The Supreme Court of Ireland: A History Dublin: Courts Service. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2009) Information Systems Development 2009
Kennedy, R. (2009) The Risks of User-Supplied Content Information Systems Development 2009 , pp.611-620 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Algorithms and the Rule of Law'
Kennedy, R (2017) 'Algorithms and the Rule of Law' Computers and Law, 17 (3) :170-172. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Algorithms, social media and mental health'
Heike Felzmann, Rónán Kennedy (2016) 'Algorithms, social media and mental health' Computers & Law, 27 (4) :31-34. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'The Judiciary in Public Debates'
Kennedy, R (2011) 'The Judiciary in Public Debates' Irish Law Times, 29 (14-15) :198-201. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2019) Review of Pauline Walley and Clíona Kimber, Cyber Law and Employment (Round Hall 2016).
Kennedy, R (2019) Review of Pauline Walley and Clíona Kimber, Cyber Law and Employment (Round Hall 2016). Book Review [Details]
(2012) Review of John Gore-Grimes, Planning and Environmental Law in Ireland (Bloomsbury Professional 2011).
Kennedy, R (2012) Review of John Gore-Grimes, Planning and Environmental Law in Ireland (Bloomsbury Professional 2011). Book Review [Details]

Electronic Article

  Year Publication
(2020) Data Protection and COVID-19: Short-Term Priorities, Long-Term Consequences.
Kennedy, R (2020) Data Protection and COVID-19: Short-Term Priorities, Long-Term Consequences. Electronic Article [Details]
(2020) Is it possible to have a socially distant trial by jury?.
Hanly, C; Kennedy, R (2020) Is it possible to have a socially distant trial by jury?. Electronic Article [Details]
(2020) Why have Irish courts been slow to move online during the crisis?.
Kennedy, R (2020) Why have Irish courts been slow to move online during the crisis?. Electronic Article [Details]
(2019) Why is the Irish Planning System So Complex?.
Kennedy, R (2019) Why is the Irish Planning System So Complex?. Electronic Article [Details]
(2019) Why It's Necessary to Create New Climate Change Institutions.
Kennedy, R (2019) Why It's Necessary to Create New Climate Change Institutions. Electronic Article [Details]
(2019) Data Protection Enforcement: A Clear Road Ahead?.
Kennedy, R (2019) Data Protection Enforcement: A Clear Road Ahead?. Electronic Article [Details]
(2019) Fines for data protection breaches: Are we there yet?.
Kennedy, R (2019) Fines for data protection breaches: Are we there yet?. Electronic Article [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2011) Cataloged documentation from the office of the Chief Justice of Ireland, 1924–80, for transfer to the National Archives (accession 2011/21).
Kennedy, R. (2011) Cataloged documentation from the office of the Chief Justice of Ireland, 1924–80, for transfer to the National Archives (accession 2011/21). Other Item [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
(2017) De-camouflaging Chameleons: Requiring Transparency and Privacy Protection in the IoT.
Kennedy, R (2017) De-camouflaging Chameleons: Requiring Transparency and Privacy Protection in the IoT. Policy Contribution [Details]

Presentation

  Year Publication
(2020) LawTech Education Network seminar.
Kennedy, R (2020) LawTech Education Network seminar. Presentation [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2019) Review of National Priority Sites Scheme and Recommendations for Future Action.
Kennedy, R (2019) Review of National Priority Sites Scheme and Recommendations for Future Action. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2019) Review of Judicial Studies Committee and Recommendations for Future Action.
Kennedy, R (2019) Review of Judicial Studies Committee and Recommendations for Future Action. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2011) Monitoring eAccessibility in Europe: Report for Ireland.
Rice, D (2011) Monitoring eAccessibility in Europe: Report for Ireland. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2011) Options for Legislating to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Information and Communication Technology.
Kennedy, R (2011) Options for Legislating to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Information and Communication Technology. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2010) Questionnaire on Climate Law in Ireland. XVIIIth International Congressof the International Academy of Comparative Law.
Kennedy, R. (2010) Questionnaire on Climate Law in Ireland. XVIIIth International Congressof the International Academy of Comparative Law. Washington, DC: Non Published Reports [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
(2016) OSCOLA Ireland.
Donnelly, R; Fahey, E; Kennedy, R; Schweppe, J (2016) OSCOLA Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]

Other Activities

  Description

Advisory Committee, Environmental Protection Agency, 2016 - 2019

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association of Law Teachers Member /
Society of Legal Scholars Member (Council representative for NUI Galway) /
Irish Environmental Law Association Member /
Association for Computing Machinery Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
LL.B. Programme Director 01-SEP-17 /
Examination Security Group Member 01-SEP-13 / 31-DEC-16
Technology and Governance Cluster Co-coordinator 01-SEP-15 /
Associate Head of School for Development and Promotion 01-APR-09 / 01-APR-10
Joint editor of OSCOLA IRELAND Editor 01-JUN-11 /
Digital Futures Task Force Member 01-SEP-11 / 31-AUG-14
LL.M. in Law, Technology and Governance Programme Director 01-OCT-07 / 30-SEP-14

Languages

  Language
Irish
English
French

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 NUI Galway Diploma in Academic Practice Teaching and Learning
2015 University College London PhD Law
2009 NUI Galway Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Education
2005 New York University Master of Law Law
2003 King's Inns Barrister at Law Law
1997 National University of Ireland, Galway Bachelor of Laws Law
1993 University College Galway Higher Diploma in Systems Analysis Information Technology
1992 University College Galway Bachelor of Commerce Business

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Board Membership Sustainable Projects Ireland Ltd. (“The Village”), Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary; Ireland’s first eco-village. 01-MAY-07 / 01-MAY-08

Teaching Interests

  1. Irish Legal System
  2. Information Technology Law
  3. Legal Research and Method
  4. Environmental Law
  5. Law and Innovation