Mr Lughaidh Kerin


Mr Lughaidh Kerin
NameMr Lughaidh Kerin
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Clinical Legal Education - Practice
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
Email addressL.Kerin@mdx.ac.uk
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Lughaidh Kerin is the School of Law's Director of Clinical Legal Education and the academic in charge of the School's Legal Advice Clinic - MdxLAC. He is spear heading our efforts in relation to reducing the chasm that exists between law in practice and the academy. 

He joined us from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2014, where he had held the position of Lecturer in Law since 2009. 

Prior to that he had spent close to a decade in private practice as a solicitor with the office of Desmond J. Houlihan & Company Solicitors, in the west of Ireland. 

He graduated with an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997 and an honours Bachelor of Laws degree in 1999 from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He spent the academic year 1997/1998 as an Erasmus student studying at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He then went on to successfully complete his Masters in Law at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000, where he read Commercial Law, European Union Law and Arbitration Law. 

He successfully completed the New York State Bar Exam and was admitted as an Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of New York in June 2004. Lughaidh has also been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales. He joined the School of Law at NUI, Galway in September 2009.

Qualifications

BA, LLB (NUI); LLM(Edin.), FCIArb, Arbitrator, Acc Mediator, SFHEA,

Solicitor (Ireland, England & Wales) Attorney at Law (NY - USA)

Professional Memberships

Adjudication Society, Member (2012)

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow (2004)

Irish Clinical Legal Education Association, Founding Member (2013)

Law Society of England & Wales, Member (2009)

Law Society of Ireland, Member (2003)

Mediation Institute of Ireland, Certified Member (2011)

New York State Bar, Member (2004)

New York State Bar Association, Member (2004)

Young International Arbitration Group – London Court of International Arbitration

(2015)

Teaching

Teaching:

Undergraduate – Compulsory English Legal Systems – 1st year Bachelor of Laws

Legal Methods & Research – 1st year Bachelor of Laws

Postgraduate – CompulsoryAdvanced Legal Methods & Research – Masters of Laws

Undergraduate – OptionalAdvanced Legal Skills – 2nd year Bachelor of Laws

He created a new yearlong module entitled "Advanced Mooting and Advocacy", which was approved by the School Quality and Curriculum Board.

The mediation portion of my Advance Legal Skills (ALS) module was awarded "Outstanding New Mediation Program" by the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) in 2015, following the inaugural participation of a team of Middlesex University ALS students in the 14th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament which was hosted by the BPP and UCL in London.

Inaugural participation in the UK National Negotiation Tournament.

I was nominated for 'Most Empowering' Award in the MDXSU Teaching Awards 2015. 

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Contemplative practices in the study and practice of law

Cullen, A., Kerin, L., Singh Dixon, P. and Quinn, E. 2023. Contemplative practices in the study and practice of law. Advancing Wellness in Law: Digital Conversation. United Kingdom 09 Mar 2023

Meditation and life coaching for law students

Kerin, L. and Cullen, A. 2022. Meditation and life coaching for law students. XXXVIIth International Congress on Law and Mental Health. Lyon, France 03 - 08 Jul 2022

Cameras usage in online teaching: reflections on the experience of the 2020-2021 academic year

Kerin, L. and Cullen, A. 2021. Cameras usage in online teaching: reflections on the experience of the 2020-2021 academic year. 2nd Teaching and Learning Conference: New Frontiers in Higher Education Teaching and Learning: Strategy and Planning for the Digital Learning Age. Middlesex University, Dubai - Via Microsoft Teams 16 Jun 2021

The incorporation of meditation into legal education: a personal reflection

Cullen, A. and Kerin, L. 2019. The incorporation of meditation into legal education: a personal reflection. Elevating Consciousness through Meditation for Global Harmony. IIM Bangalore, Bengaluru, India 01 - 03 Aug 2019

The incorporation of meditation into legal education

Cullen, A. and Kerin, L. 2019. The incorporation of meditation into legal education. in: Denley, E. and Kaur, T. (ed.) Consciousness in Management - Consciousness & Meditation: Background, Approaches & Philosophy Telangana, India Heartfulness Education Trust.

Meditation in legal education: The value added toward the well-being of law students

Cullen, A. and Kerin, L. 2019. Meditation in legal education: The value added toward the well-being of law students. in: Strevens, C. and Field, R. (ed.) Educating for Well-Being in Law: Positive Professional Identities and Practice London Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. pp. 158-171

Meditation and holistic wellness in the Legal profession

Kerin, L. 2018. Meditation and holistic wellness in the Legal profession. National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (NIFTEP) Workshop Fall 2018. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia 04 - 05 Dec 2018

Exploring the impact of contemplative methods in HE learning and teaching

Siebers, J., Cullen, A., Guest, C., Kerin, L., Peyrefitte, M., Rodriguez, S. and Seoighe, R. 2018. Exploring the impact of contemplative methods in HE learning and teaching. 2018 Annual Learning and Teaching Conference: Pedagogies Fit for 21st Century Learning. Middlesex University, London, UK

Incorporating meditation into legal education: a case study

Cullen, A. and Kerin, L. 2018. Incorporating meditation into legal education: a case study. 53rd Annual Conference of the Association of Law Teachers: Diversity and Innovation. Keele University, United Kingdom 26 - 27 Mar 2018

Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards: a London perspective

Kerin, L. and Cullen, A. 2017. Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards: a London perspective. International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy. 4 (3), pp. 388-398. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJDIPE.2017.10009676

Life coaching law students: A holistic approach to motivation and engagement

Kerin, L. and Cullen, A. 2017. Life coaching law students: A holistic approach to motivation and engagement. The Futures of Legal Education Conference 2017. The Open University, Milton Keynes 26 Sep 2017

Cultivating well-being in law students: meditation as a tool for enhancing resilience

Cullen, A. and Kerin, L. 2017. Cultivating well-being in law students: meditation as a tool for enhancing resilience. 52nd Annual Conference of the Association of Law Teachers: Foundations and Futures. University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom 10 - 11 Apr 2017

The use of meditation to inculcate resilience in students of clinical legal education

Cullen, A. and Kerin, L. 2017. The use of meditation to inculcate resilience in students of clinical legal education. Annual Conference of the Socio-legal Studies Association. Newcastle University, United Kingdom 05 - 07 Apr 2017

EU promotion of the use of alternative dispute resolution in “consumer disputes”

Kerin, L. and Cullen, A. 2017. EU promotion of the use of alternative dispute resolution in “consumer disputes”. EU & UAE Conference: Rule of Law and Arbitration. Middlesex University, Dubai 26 Mar 2017

The recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards: a London perspective

Kerin, L. and Cullen, A. 2015. The recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards: a London perspective. Third International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Science (ERPBSS). Dubai, United Arab Emirates 24 - 26 Nov 2015
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