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

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer In Commercial Law
School of Law
Tower 2, Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway
T: Ext. 3661
E: lucy-ann.buckley@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Lucy-Ann Buckley is a Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law and the Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning in the College of Business, Public Policy and Law.

Dr Buckley specialises in equality law, labour law and family property. She recently acted as an expert advisor to the States of Guernsey in relation to the development of new multi-ground equality legislation, for which she was awarded an NUI Galway President's Team Award for Societal Impact. She previously contributed to the Joint Statement Towards Inclusive Social Protection Systems Supporting the Full and Effective Participation of Persons With Disabilities adopted by the International Labour Organisation in 2019.

Dr Buckley previously held positions with the University of Warwick and the University of Limerick. She holds a BCL and LLM by research from University College Cork, a BCL (masters degree) from the University of Oxford, and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. She is also a qualified solicitor.  

Research Interests

Dr Buckley's research is strongly socio-legal and considers law in its broader social, political and organisational context. She is particularly interested in the social impact of legal rules and decision-making. Her work is informed and driven by a social justice perspective, particularly a concern for gender equity in the family and employment contexts, and more recently, for disability equality. An emerging interest, building on her social justice focus and educational leadership roles, relates to inclusive education, broadly defined.  

Dr Buckley's publications can be classified under three broad headings: family property and the division of assets on divorce and separation; labour law, particularly employment equality; and commercial law, especially as it intersects with family law and labour law.

Dr Buckley has published in a range of leading international peer-reviewed journals, including Legal Studies, the Canadian Journal of Family Law, the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, and the Industrial Law Journal. She has also published in leading national law journals, such as the Irish Jurist and the Dublin University Law Journal.  

At NUI Galway, Dr Buckley is an affiliate of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy. She is joint leader of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster at the Whitaker Institute, and a member of the Gender and Public Policy cluster. She is also a member of the Berkeley Center on on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law, where she is a member of the Sexual Harassment Working Group and the Disability Rights Working Group.

Dr Buckley has supervised a number of funded PhD students in areas related to disability equality, access to employment and labour law. She welcomes inquiries from potential doctoral students in relation to equality law and policy (including but not limited to gender and disability issues), labour law, and family law (particularly family property).

Dr Buckley is currently co-leading two research projects on inclusive learning at NUI Galway. One project, funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, focuses on postgraduate students. The other, funded by the NUI Galway Student Project Fund, focuses on undergraduate students.









Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2017 SARAH HOFMAYER - WORK INTEGRATION SOCIAL ENTERPRISES - A TOOL TO FURTHER INCLUSIVE EMPLOYMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES? 01-OCT-17 31-MAR-21
MF2002 MF23 02 M LUCY ANN BUCKLEY 01-OCT-02 29-NOV-04
989 RM DIVISION OF PROPERTY ON DIVORCE 01-JUN-00 29-NOV-04

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2021) 'Learning Without Limits: Identifying Barriers and Inhibitors to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in IS Education'
Wijeratne; D; Dennehy, D; Quinlivan, S; Buckley, L-A; Flynn, S; Keighron, C. (2021) 'Learning Without Limits: Identifying Barriers and Inhibitors to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in IS Education'. Journal Of Information Systems Education, [Details]
(2021) 'Reasonable accommodation in Irish equality law: an incomplete transformation'
Buckley, L.A., and Quinlivan, S. (2021) 'Reasonable accommodation in Irish equality law: an incomplete transformation'. Legal Studies, 41 (1):19-38 [DOI] [Details]
(2021) '‘Reasonable Accommodation in Irish Constitutional Law: Two Steps Forward and One Step Back – or Simply Out of Step?’'
Quinlivan, S., and Buckley, L.A. (2021) '‘Reasonable Accommodation in Irish Constitutional Law: Two Steps Forward and One Step Back – or Simply Out of Step?’'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 72 (1):61-88 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) '‘“Needs Must”? Critical reflections on the implications of the Covid19 ‘pivot online’ for equity in higher education’'
Belluigi, D.; Czerniewicz, L.; Khoo, S.; Algers, A.; Buckley, L.A.; Prinsloo, P.; Mgqwashu, E.; Camps, C.; Brink, C.; Marx, R.; Wissing, G.; Pallitt, N. (2020) '‘“Needs Must”? Critical reflections on the implications of the Covid19 ‘pivot online’ for equity in higher education’'. Digital Culture and Education, [Details]
(2018) 'Autonomy and prenuptial agreements in Ireland: a relational analysis'
Buckley, LA (2018) 'Autonomy and prenuptial agreements in Ireland: a relational analysis'. Legal Studies, 38 :164-186 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'An analytical framework for employment regulation: investigating the regulatory space'
Inversi, C., Buckley, L.A., Dundon, T. (2017) 'An analytical framework for employment regulation: investigating the regulatory space'. Employee Relations, 39 :291-307 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(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 [ARAN Link] [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, 37 :231-251 [ARAN Link] [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 [ARAN Link] [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, 15 (2):31-38 [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
(2020) '‘Women with Disabilities: Forever on the Edge of #MeToo?’'
Buckley, L.A. (2020) '‘Women with Disabilities: Forever on the Edge of #MeToo?’' In: The Globalization of the #MeToo Movement. :419-433 Washington DC: Fastcase / Full Court Press. [Details]
(2019) 'Doing gender and Irish Employment Law'
Buckley, L.A. (2019) 'Doing gender and Irish Employment Law' In: Law and Gender in Modern Ireland: Critique and Reform. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2017) 'In the matter of Article 26 of the Constitution and in the matter of The Matrimonial Home Bill, 1993'
Buckley, L.A. (2017) 'In the matter of Article 26 of the Constitution and in the matter of The Matrimonial Home Bill, 1993' In: Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments: Judges’ Troubles and the Gendered Politics of Identity. :163-175 Oxford: Hart Publishing. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Equity'
Buckley, L.A. (2017) 'Equity' In: Annual Review of Irish Law 2016. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]
(2016) 'Equity'
Buckley, L.A. (2016) 'Equity' In: Annual Review of Irish Law 2015. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]
(2015) 'Equity'
Buckley, L.A. (2015) 'Equity' In: Annual Review of Irish Law 2014. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]
(2014) 'Equity'
Buckley, L.A. (2014) 'Equity' In: Annual Review of Irish Law 2013. :296-323 Dublin: Round Hall. [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 University of Limerick Law Review, volume 1. Limerick: University of Limerick. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2021) AHEAD virtual annual conference 2021,
Buckley, L.A., Keighron, C., and Wijeratne, D. (2021) ‘Inclusive Learning at NUI Galway: Hearing and Embedding the Student Voice’. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], AHEAD virtual annual conference 2021, Dublin , 30-APR-21 - 30-APR-21. [Details]
(2021) Virtual symposium on Inclusive Learning in Higher Education,
Buckley, L.A., and Quinlivan, S. (2021) ‘Inclusive Learning projects NUIG – key findings on student experiences of inclusion and exclusion’. [Oral Presentation], Virtual symposium on Inclusive Learning in Higher Education, Galway , 07-APR-21 - 08-APR-21. [Details]
(2021) Virtual annual conference of the Socio-legal Scholars Association 2021,
Buckley, L.A., and Quinlivan, S. (2021) ‘Micro-jurisdictions and social change: legislating for equality in the States of Guernsey’. [Oral Presentation], Virtual annual conference of the Socio-legal Scholars Association 2021, Cardiff , 30-MAR-21 - 01-APR-21. [Details]
(2020) Meitheal virtual annual conference: Educating in a Pandemic: Resources & Supports for our Education Community,
Buckley, L.A., Keighron, C., and Ennis, J. (2020) ‘Inclusive Learning at NUI Galway: key lessons from projects in the College of Business, Public Policy and Law and the University’. [Oral Presentation], Meitheal virtual annual conference: Educating in a Pandemic: Resources & Supports for our Education Community, Galway , 27-NOV-20 - 27-NOV-20. [Details]
(2020) Virtual annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars,
Buckley, L.A. (2020) ‘Disability harassment in the workplace: a cautionary tale from Ireland’. [Oral Presentation], Virtual annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, Exeter , 01-SEP-20 - 04-SEP-20. [Details]
(2019) Sibéal Feminist and Gender Studies Network Annual Conference,
Buckley, L.A. (2019) ‘Feminism on the Edge of #MeToo’. [Keynote Address], Sibéal Feminist and Gender Studies Network Annual Conference, NUI Galway , 14-NOV-19 - 15-FEB-20. [Details]
(2019) Women's Movement of ÖBÍ,
Buckley, L.A. (2019) ‘Why are women specifically mentioned in the CRPD?’. [Keynote Address], Women's Movement of ÖBÍ, Reykjavik , 03-APR-19 - 03-APR-19. [Details]
(2019) Regulating for Decent Work,
Inversi, C.; Buckley, L.A. and Dundon, T. (2019) ‘Regulatory space under evolving business models of capitalism: the State and non-State actors shaping employment standards in the gig economy’. [Conference Paper], Regulating for Decent Work, International Labour Organisation, Geneva , 08-JUL-19 - 10-JUL-19. [Details]
(2019) The Worldwide #MeToo Movement: Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment,
Buckley, L.A. (2019) ‘Intersectional issues with sex and disability’. [Conference Paper], The Worldwide #MeToo Movement: Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment, Berkeley Law School, California , 13-MAY-19 - 14-MAY-19. [Details]
(2018) Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers,
Buckley, L.A. (2018) ‘Current issues for gender and parenting in Irish labour law’. [Conference Paper], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, Athlone , 23-NOV-18 - 25-NOV-18. [Details]
(2017) Annual conference of the Socio-legal Scholars Association,
Buckley, L.A. (2017) Financial provision on marital breakdown in Ireland: increasing predictability or continuing subjectivity?. [Conference Paper], Annual conference of the Socio-legal Scholars Association, Newcastle-upon-Tyne , 04-APR-17 - 07-APR-17. [Details]
(2016) Theorising Labour Law in a Changing World: New Perspectives and Approaches,
Inversi, C.; Buckley, L.A; and Dundon, T. (2016) Beyond labour law: employment regulation within the regulatory space. [Conference Paper], Theorising Labour Law in a Changing World: New Perspectives and Approaches, Maastricht , 13-DEC-16 - 14-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) Triennial Conference of the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice,
Buckley, L.A. (2016) Prenuptial agreements in Ireland: balancing fairness and autonomy. [Conference Paper], Triennial Conference of the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice, London , 06-JUL-16 - 08-JUL-16. [Details]
(2016) British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference,
Inversi, C.; Buckley, L.A; and Dundon, T. (2016) Towards a theoretical framework for employment regulation: reassessing the concept of regulatory space. [Conference Paper], British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, Leeds , 29-JUN-16 - 01-JUL-16. [Details]
(2015) Irish Society for Comparative Law - Annual Conference,
Buckley, L.A. (2015) Choice rhetoric and relational autonomy in Ireland and Canada: comparative approaches to financial agreements. [Conference Paper], Irish Society for Comparative Law - Annual Conference, Galway , 27-NOV-15 - 29-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015) ADAPT/SID International Conference on the Great Transformation of Work,
Inversi, C., Buckley, L.A., and Dundon, T. (2015) Regulatory Space and the Great Transformation of Work. [Conference Paper], ADAPT/SID International Conference on the Great Transformation of Work, Bergamo , 06-NOV-15 - 07-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015) Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers,
Buckley, L.A. (2015) Prenuptial Agreements in Ireland: Enhancing Autonomy. [Conference Paper], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, Galway , 27-NOV-15 - 29-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015) Annual Conference, Socio-Legal Scholars Association,
Buckley, L.A. (2015) Relational autonomy and spousal agreements in the Supreme Court of Canada: How much difference does a theory make?. [Conference Paper], Annual Conference, Socio-Legal Scholars Association, University of Warwick , 31-MAR-15 - 02-APR-15. [Details]
(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. [Conference Paper], Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland, Galway , 09-MAY-14 - 11-MAY-14. [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’. [Conference Paper], Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution - Inaugural Law and Government Conference, Dublin City University , 04-SEP-14 - 04-SEP-14. [Details]
(2013) Irish Association of Law Teachers - Annual Conference,
Buckley, L.A. (2013) Accessing company assets on marital breakdown in Ireland. [Conference Paper], Irish Association of Law Teachers - Annual Conference, Belfast , 22-NOV-13 - 24-NOV-13. [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?’. [Conference Paper], Irish Association of Law Teachers - Annual Conference, Dublin , 16-NOV-12 - 18-NOV-12. [Details]
(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]
(2011) Equality Through the Ages,
Buckley, L.A. (2011) Age discrimination - the gender connection. [Conference Paper], Equality Through the Ages, Galway , 24-JUN-11 - 24-JUN-11. [Details]
(2010) 4th Legal Education Symposium,
Buckley, L.A. (2010) Engaging students with the curriculum: a case study in Equity. [Conference Paper], 4th Legal Education Symposium, University of Limerick , 14-MAY-10 - 14-MAY-10. [Details]
(2006) Family Lawyers Association - Annual Conference,
Buckley, L.A. (2006) Financial provision on divorce and separation in Ireland: a case study. [Invited Lecture], Family Lawyers Association - Annual Conference, Galway , 10-NOV-06 - 10-NOV-06. [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. [Conference Paper], Irish Association of Law Teachers - Annual Conference, Derry , 02-APR-04 - 04-APR-04. [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. [Conference Paper], Gender and Women's Studies, co-hosted by Queen's University Belfast and the University of Limerick, University of Limerick , 06-MAY-99 - 07-MAY-99. [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]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
(2013) ‘Equality budgeting: proposed amendment to Article 22 of the Constitution’.
Buckley, L.A., and Duvvury, N. (2013) ‘Equality budgeting: proposed amendment to Article 22 of the Constitution’. Policy Contribution [Details]
(2013) ‘Submission on the proposed amendment of section 37 of the Employment Equality Acts, 1998-2011’.
Buckley, L.A., and Quinlivan, S. (2013) ‘Submission on the proposed amendment of section 37 of the Employment Equality Acts, 1998-2011’. Policy Contribution [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(2019) Report on Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013.
Buckley, L.A., and Quinlivan, S. (2019) Report on Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013. States of Guernsey Report [Details]
(2018) Developing multi-ground equality legislation in the States of Guernsey.
Buckley, L.A., and Quinlivan, S. (2018) Developing multi-ground equality legislation in the States of Guernsey. States of Guernsey Report [Details]
(2018) Developing a model for disability equality law in the States of Guernsey.
Buckley, L.A., and Quinlivan, S. (2018) Developing a model for disability equality law in the States of Guernsey. States of Guernsey Report [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association of Law Teachers Member /
Socio-legal Scholars Association Member /
Society of Legal Scholars Member /

Teaching Interests

Dr Buckley's main teaching interests lie in Equality Law, Labour Law, Family Law and Equity, reflecting her research interests. She teaches two masters modules on the Law School's LLM programmes: Equality Law (which focuses particularly on disability equality theory and practice) and Global Issues in Contemporary Labour Law. Her undergraduate courses on Labour Law focus on a wide range of employment, equality and business issues. Dr Buckley also teaches Equity to undergraduate and LLB students.

Dr Buckley has served several times as Associate Head of Teaching and  Learning in the School of Law. In 2017 she was appointed Vice Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Business, Public Policy and Law.  In 2015, she was shortlisted for a President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at NUI Galway.


Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2015 Avril Cryan LL.M Y

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Semester 2 Labour Law 2 LW216
Semester 2 Equity 2 LW265
Semester 1 Labour Law 1 LW212
Semester 2 Equality Law LW491