Mary is a barrister and lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She teaches medical law on the undergraduate and postgraduate Ethics programme in the RCSI. She is a dissertation director for the MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law course and provides training seminars in hospitals on medico/legal issues. Mary Kirwan is a graduate of the National University of Ireland Galway and the Honorable Society of Kings Inns. Mary is also a winner of the Law Society of Ireland Justice Media Award for her writing on current legal topics.