Dr Louise Crowley Solicitor, BCL, LLM, PhD, Dip T&L
Faculty of Law
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Dr Louise Crowley is a qualified solicitor and a first class honours graduate of University College Cork (BCL 1996; LLM 1997) where she was awarded the title of College Scholar in the course of her undergraduate studies. Louise was appointed to a college lectureship in UCC in 2000. In 2007 she was appointed by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to the Study Group on Pre-Nuptial Agreements. Louise's publications include Family Law (Thomson Roundhall 2008), the contribution of chapters to Family Law (Oxford University Press 2008), the Family Law Practitioner (Round Hall 2000) and various articles on marital breakdown, asset distribution and marital agreements in the Child and Family Law Quarterly and the Irish Journal of Family Law. Louise was the Irish contributor to the recently publshed Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in Comparative Perspective (Hart 2012), a British Academy funded research project investigating and comparing the relevant law of 14 distinct jurisidictions. In addition she has published articles on the areas of intellectual property law and financial regulation in the Dublin University Law Journal; Commercial Law Practitioner and the Hibernian Law Journal and regularly presents lectures on the protection of research and innovation through intellectual property law provisions. Louise is also a co-director of the eLaw Summer Institute, presented annually by the Faculty of Law UCC and the University of New Hampshire Law School. In 2010 Louise and her co-director Dr Fidelma White were awarded the UCC Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching in respect of their contribution to the Institute and have since published a chapter on Teaching with Technology in the 2011 IALT anthology 30 Years of Legal Scholarship (Roundhall 2011). In 2010 Louise successfully defended her PhD thesis at Cardiff Law School. Her research presented a critical analysis of the Irish approach to the regulation of asset distribution on divorce, incorporating a comparative study of the contrasting approaches in Scotland, California and New Zealand. In 2010 Louise also completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Eductaion at UCC. Louise is the Director of the LLM (Practitioner) and the Certificate in Legal Studies at UCC.