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Dr Karen Lynch-Shally


Karen Lynch-Shally

Teaching Fellow
UCD Sutherland School of Law
01 716 4156
University College Dublin, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Sutherland School of Law Belfield Dublin 4


Dr Karen Lynch-Shally holds first class honours LL.B and LL.M. (by research) degrees from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has a longstanding research interest in regulation of retail financial services, EU policy and consumer protection, and her LL.M., for which she was awarded a fellowship from NUI Galway, analysed the inherent tension between contemporary EU mortgage policy and the diversity of property law regimes in Member States. Specifically, it queried the extent to which the heterogeneity of national property law was an impediment to the EU Single Market objective. She was awarded scholarships from the Irish Research Council (IRC) and the Hardiman Scholarship programme to undertake doctoral research. Her thesis analysed the impact of the Global Financial Crisis on frameworks of residential mortgage regulation in Ireland and Spain and queried whether there was a change in the regulatory paradigm from the pre to post crisis period. The doctorate was awarded without corrections in March 2017 and Karen joined the Sutherland School of Law as a teaching fellow in September 2017. She is currently module co-ordinator and lecturer for English Public Law and English Land Law and is contributing to teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


  • LLB
    NUI Galway IRL
  • LLM
    NUI Galway IRL
  • Diploma
    NUI Galway IRL
  • PhD
    NUI Galway IRL