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John Eardly

John Eardly


Dublin Main Campus

John Eardly


John is the Programme Director of the LLB (Hons) in Law and BA in Law and Business Programmes. He is also a barrister with vast experience in general practice including employment and industrial relations law, chancery/injunctions, immigration/refugee law, judicial reviews, tort and contract.

An accomplished writer, John wrote a highly influential publication on employment rights in Ireland, "Bullying and Stress at Work. Employers and Employees: A Guide" (2002). He also co-wrote "Discrimination Law in Ireland" (published by the Law Society of Ireland, 2003). This ground-breaking publication focused on human rights and equality law in Ireland and brought leading experts together to give their analysis on the Employment Equality Act 1998. He is currently writing a book on Equity and Trusts Law in Ireland for Clarus Press as part of their core legal texts series.

John was also Editor of the Employment Law Review Ireland for three years, and regularly guest speaks at leading professional practice conferences, including the Irish Centre for Commercial Law Studies in UCD, and the Bar Council of Ireland.

As well as teaching level 8 law undergraduates, John has lectured to professionals in the Law School of the Law Society of Ireland, and the Honorable Society of the King's Inns. And in 2007, he organised the first continuous professional development course in employment law for the King’s Inns.

On what he enjoys about his role at Griffith College, John says the following;

“One of my favourite things about working in the Griffith Law Faculty is the fact that our learning is so student centred. We deliberately make sure our classes are small so our students have good access and engagement with their lecturers. I also really enjoy the strong contacts our Faculty has with the legal profession in Ireland. Many of our lecturers are experienced practitioners in their field and our Faculty is regularly visited by a wide range of legal experts, including members of the High Court judiciary and, recently, the Attorney General. Not forgetting, of course, that our Judge-in-residence is the Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Frank Clarke!”