Dr Micheal O'Flynn
- Lecturer (School of Law)
telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 5873
Micheál is a lecturer in English Criminal law and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He previously worked at the University of Southampton. His research interests are broadly in the fields of criminal law and evidence, with a particular focus on the law pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime.
Micheál studied law at Trinity College Dublin (LLB), the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LLM), and Queen Mary, University of London (PhD). He is also an Irish qualified Barrister and has been called to the Bar of England and Wales (Inner Temple).
He frequently speaks to practitioner audiences, and has lectured at organisations such as the Office of Surveillance Commissioners, the European Academy of Law, the Fraud Advisory Panel, and the Law Commission. He regularly lectures at the Judicial College on various aspects of cybercrime law and electronic evidence law. He has acted as a legal consultant for organisations such as Nominet and the Law Commission, and previously worked at the International Criminal Court and the European Commission.
In 2018, Micheál was seconded to the Law Commission for six months and worked on two projects ('Search Warrants' and 'Abusive and Offensive Online Communications').
Micheál is particularly interested in the jurisdictional challenges generated by the Internet and cybercriminality. Recent projects (published and forthcoming) have considered the implications of jurisdictional concurrency over crime in fields such as double jeopardy law and extradition law, and he is also conducting research on offences involving cryptocurrencies and applicable legal frameworks.
Micheál has supervised a PhD student through to completion and welcomes enquiries from prospective doctoral applicants in his fields of interest.
Micheál is module coordinator for English Criminal Law (level 1) and Common law System and Method (level 1) on the Common Law LLB degree, and also contributes to teaching on Criminal law and evidence (level 1), Criminal Justice (level 3) and Criminal law: History and Theory (level 4).
Micheál will also be developing a module on International Cybercrime Law (LLM).