Aidan Flynn

Senior Lecturer

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I graduated in law from University College Cork, Ireland, in 1995. I worked in three law firms before embarking on PGCE course at Cardiff University. I was a Law Clerk at Niall Quinn & Co., Donegal, from May 1998 to March 2000. I worked as a Paralegal at two law firms in Australia. These were Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons), from April 2000 to June 2000; Thompson Eslick, from September 2000 to February 2001. I was a lecturer at Heart of Worcestershire College from September 2002 to August 2016.

At this college, I taught on these courses:

  • LLB
  • GDL (CPE)
  • Foundation Degree in Paralegal Skills
  • Higher National Diploma in Law
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HR Management
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in HR Management
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice
  • Foundation Degree in Business

Award Leader for CILEx courses, 2009 to 2013, and for Foundation Degree in Paralegal Skills, 2013 to 2016.

Professional memberships and activities

Member of Society of Legal Scholars

Academic qualifications

  • PGCE – Cardiff University (then part of University of Wales) 2002
  • LL.M – University College Cork (National University of Ireland) 1996

          Advanced Public Law

          Advanced Business Law

         Gender and the Law

          Thesis ‘Parliamentary utterance: taking the poison out of the privilege’

  • BCL (2:1) – University College Cork (National University of Ireland) 1995
  • National Diploma in Legal Studies – Regional Technical College Letterkenny (now Letterkenny Institute of Technology) 1993
  • National Certificate in Legal Studies – Regional Technical College Letterkenny (now Letterkenny Institute of Technology) 1992
  • Leaving Certificate – De La Salle College, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, 1990

Expertise

  • Constitutional Law
  • European Union Law
  • Human Rights Law

Research interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights Law

Teaching

  • Constitutional Law
  • European Union Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • English Legal System and Legal Skills
  • Human Rights: International and National Perspectives

Publications

‘How the authorities can prosecute IS fighters who return to Britain – explained’, in The Conversation, October 2017

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020