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Dr. Catherine Donnelly

Associate Professor (Law)
HOUSE 39, COLLEGE


Catherine Donnelly undertook her LL.B. in Trinity College Dublin and is a former scholar of the College. She then completed a B.C.L. in Oxford, at Magdalen College, followed by an LL.M. and Fellowship in Harvard. She practised as a litigation attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York from 1999-2001 and was admitted to both the New York State and Federal Bars (Eastern and Southern Districts). During this time, she also taught an asylum law workshop at Columbia Law School and worked on pro bono projects for the Yale Law Clinic and Human Rights Watch. From 2001-2004, she completed a D.Phil. in Oxford, again at Magdalen College, during part of which time she held a college lectureship shared between Corpus Christi College and St John's College, Oxford. The title of her doctoral thesis is 'Delegation of Governmental Power to Private Parties: A Comparative Perspective'. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2003 (Gray's Inn) and from 2004-2005, she undertook pupillage at Blackstone Chambers, where she is currently a member. She was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2007. She joined the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford in 2005 as a University Lecturer and Fellow in Law at Wadham College, teaching Administrative, Constitutional and European Community Law. She joined the Law School in January 2007. She has published and presented conference papers in the areas of human rights law, European Union law, administrative law, election law, constitutional law, comparative law, procurement law and public-private partnerships. She was elected to Fellowship of the College in 2011.
  Administrative Law   Constitutional Law   Governance, Human Rights, European Union Law
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Member, Blackstone Chambers
Member, Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for Ireland
National Expert, The development of pan-European general principles of good administration, Project conducted by Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer, funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 2016
Lecturer, Public Procurement Regulation in the EU and in its Global Context, MA and Post-Graduate Diploma, King's College, London
Chair, Committee of the Irish Society for European Law
Member, Editorial Board of the Irish Journal for European Law
Committee Member, Oxford Amnesty Lectures
Legal Advisor, Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Forum 09/07-03/08
Member, Dornburg Study Group
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Irish Society for European Law 2007 present
Society of Legal Scholars
Irish Association of Law Teachers
Irish Centre for European Law
Catherine Donnelly, Participation and Expertise: Judicial Attitudes in Comparative Perspective, Comparative Public Law, Yale Law School, 29 April , 2016, Yale Law School, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Lord Woolf, Jeffrey Jowell, Andrew le Sueur, Catherine Donnelly, Ivan Hare, De Smith's Judicial Review, Second Supplement to the Seventh Edition, 7th , London, Thomson Roundhall, 2015, Book, PUBLISHED
Lord Woolf, Jeffrey Jowell, Andrew le Sueur, Catherine Donnelly, Ivan Hare, De Smith's Judicial Review, First Supplement to the Seventh Edition, 7th , London, Thomson Roundhall, 2014, Book, PUBLISHED
Transparency, Reasons and the Europeanisation of Public Law in, editor(s)K Bradley, N Travers, A Whelan , Of Courts and Constitutions, London, Hart Publishing, 2014, pp353 - 375, [Catherine Donnelly], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Hilary Biehler and Catherine Donnelly, Proportionality in the Irish courts: the need for guidance, European Human Rights Law Review, 2014, (3), 2014, p272 - 283, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Lord Woolf, Jeffrey Jowell, Andrew Le Sueur, Catherine Donnelly, Ivan Hare, De Smith's Judicial Review, 7th , London, Thomson, 2013, 1 - 1183pp, Book, PUBLISHED
The Implementation of the Services Directive in Ireland in, editor(s)Michael Mirschberger , The Implementation of the Services Directive in EU Member States, Speyer, 2012, [Catherine Donnelly and John Biggins], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Catherine Donnelly, Are Preliminary Rulings Working?, Bar European Group, Lisbon, 6 May 2012, 2012, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Preliminary Rulings and EU Legal Integration: Evolution and Stasis in, editor(s)P Craig and G de Burca (eds) , The Evolution of EU Law, Oxford, OUP, 2011, [Donnelly, Catherine and Tom de la Mare], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The New Remedial Landscape in Public Procurement in Ireland in, editor(s)D Fairgrieve and F Lichere , Public Procurement Law: Damages as an Effective Remedy, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011, pp113 - 145, [Catherine Donnelly], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
  

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Catherine Donnelly, Transparency in Procurement: Where are the Limits?, Public Procurement Law Conference, 3 June , 2016, Irish Centre for European Law, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Catherine Donnelly, The Cross-Over between Procurement and Competition Law, Public Procurement Law Conference, 12 June , 2015, Invited Talk, ACCEPTED
Catherine Donnelly, The Reach of Public Procurement Law: Current Issues, 30 April, 2015, Irish Society for European Law, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Catherine Donnelly, The New Procurement Directives and Procurement Litigation, 14 May, 2014, CMG Professional Training, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Catherine Donnelly, Implementation of the ECHR in Ireland: Reviewing the 2003 Act, Fundamental Rights Protection in the European Union, 10 May, 2013, Irish Centre for European Law, Invited Talk, ACCEPTED
Catherine Donnelly, The Unfulfilled Promise of Zambrano, Understanding EU Citizens' Rights, 24 October, 2013, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Brian Kennelly and Catherine Donnelly, Interim Relief, Damages and Expert Evidence in Public Procurement, Blackstone Chambers Procurement Law Seminar, London, 3 July, 2013, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Catherine Donnelly, Automatic Suspension and Interlocutory Relief, Public Procurement Litigation, Trinity College Dublin, 1 March 2012, 2012, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Donnelly, Catherine, Postive Obligations and Privatization, Queen's University Law School Annual Workshop, Belfast, 24 March 2010, 2010, Queen's University, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Donnelly, Catherine, The NIO Bill of Rights Consultation Paper: A Public Law Analysis, NICEM Annual Conference, Belfast, 12 February, 2010, NICEM, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

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Fellow, Trinity College Dublin 2011
Arts and Humanities Research Council Award 2001-2004
Harvard Law School Fellowship 1998-1999
Magdalen College Award for Excellent Performance in B.C.L. Examinations 1998
Arts and Humanities Research Council Award 1997-1998
Scholar of Trinity College 1995
External Examiner, University of Oxford, University College Dublin
European Union Law; Administrative Law; Constitutional Law; Comparative Law; Human Rights; Governance; Public Procurement Law