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Name Donnelly, Catherine
Main Department Law
College Title Associate Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 8550
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 Johnís 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 Community law, administrative law, election law, constitutional law, comparative law, procurement law and public-private partnerships.
Details Date
Member, Blackstone Chambers
Committee Member, Oxford Amnesty Lectures
Legal Advisor, Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Forum 09/07-03/08
Member, Dornburg Study Group
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Society of Legal Scholars
Irish Association of Law Teachers
Awards and Honours
Award Date
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
Description of Research Interests
Human Rights; Governance; European Union Law; Administrative Law; Constitutional Law; Comparative Law
Research Interests
Administrative Law Constitutional Law Governance, Human Rights, European Union Law
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Lord Woolf, Jeffrey Jowell, Andrew Le Sueur, Catherine Donnelly, Ivan Hare, De Smith's Judicial Review, 7th , London, Thomson, 2013, 1 - 1183pp
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]
A Public Law Analysis of International Investment Law in, editor(s)Walde, T , International Investment Law and Comparative Public Law, Oxford, OUP, 2010, [Donnelly, Catherine]
Participation and Expertise: Judicial Attitudes in Comparative Perspective in, editor(s)S Rose-Ackerman and P Lindseth , Comparative Administrative Law, Edward Elgar, 2010, [Donnelly, Catherine]
Non Peer Reviewed
Donnelly, Catherine, Postive Obligations and Privatization, Queen's University Law School Annual Workshop, Belfast, 24 March 2010, 2010, Queen's University
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