Dr. Desmond Ryan LL.B. (Dubl.), B.C.L., M.A. (Oxon.), Ph.D. (Dubl.), Barrister-at-Law, F.T.C.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin and the Director of the LLM programmes.
Dr. Ryan's principal areas of research interest are in Employment Law and Tort Law, with a particular emphasis on the contract of employment, vicarious liability and dismissal law. He is interested in all aspects of the law of obligations and is a convenor of the Private Law Group. He teaches Employment Law, Tort Law, and the Law of Obligations on the LL.B. programmes and he has served as Director of Teaching and Learning (Undergraduate). During the 2016-2017 academic year, Dr Ryan was a Visiting Fellow at Exeter College Oxford.
Dr. Ryan has published widely in journals including The Cambridge Law Journal, the Civil Justice Quarterly, Legal Studies, The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, the Dublin University Law Journal, the Irish Employment Law Journal and the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly.