Alan Desmond

As the country expert in respect of Ireland and an expert on regularisation, Alan will be a lead contributor to the Handbook on Regularisation, and will be contributing to all WPs with the exception of WP6.
Alan joined Leicester Law School as lecturer in September 2016. Before taking up the position at the University of Leicester he taught at third-level institutions in Ireland, Italy and Poland. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Warsaw, Yaşar University, Harvard Law School and UCLA School of Law. He is editor of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law and Chair of Leicester City of Sanctuary’s New Evidence Search Team (NEST). He has published widely in leading international journals on the topic of migrants’ rights as it intersects with EU law and international law. Before entering legal academia he worked as a freelance print and broadcast journalist and wrote a number of award-winning Irish language books.

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