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Dr Joe McGrath


Joe McGrath

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
UCD Sutherland School of Law
01 716 4183
University College Dublin, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Sutherland School of Law Belfield Dublin 4


An Irish Research Council Scholar, Joe completed his doctoral thesis on corporate and financial regulation at University College Cork in 2011. He also graduated with a first class honours Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from University College Cork in 2007 and subsequently completed a post-graduate teaching qualification in higher education at NUI Galway. Prior to joining the Sutherland School of Law at University College Dublin in 2014, he lectured at the National University of Ireland, Galway for three years. He has also held visiting fellowships at Harvard Law School, the University of California, Berkeley and New York University. His first book (monograph), 'Corporate and White Collar Crime in Ireland: A New Architecture of Regulatory Enforcement', was published by Manchester University Press. His second book, which he edited and co-authored, is entitled 'White Collar Crime in Ireland: Law and Policy'. It was published by Clarus Press. He also publishes in the leading American, European and Irish journals in his fields. Joe is an external examiner for the University of Limerick, Middlesex University London, and the Institutes of Technology at Athlone and Carlow. Joe currently teaches banking law, corporate governance, white-collar crime, company law, and comparative business regulation across a variety of programmes at University College Dublin. He also coordinates the Advanced Diploma in Corporate, White-Collar and Regulatory Crime at the Honorable Society of King's Inns. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law in 2019 where he taught Financial Regulation and International Business Transactions. He was reappointed International Visiting Professor in 2020 where he continues to teach Financial Regulation. He was also the Inaugural Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in 2019.


  • BCL
    University College Cork
  • PhD
    University College Cork