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Noel McGrath

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
UCD Sutherland School of Law
01 716 4132
University College Dublin, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Sutherland School of Law Belfield Dublin 4


Dr Noel McGrath graduated from the UCD School of Law BCL programme with first class honours in 2005. In October of that year he was awarded a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Research Scholarship by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences to undertake a doctoral degree at UCD. His doctoral work focused on the perfection of secured transactions over real and personal property in Ireland and the United States. In July 2007 he was a visiting researcher at Osgoode Hall, University of York, Ontario. He was awarded his PhD in August 2009 and was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2010. He joined the UCD School of Law as a lecturer in law in 2012 having previously taught at Dublin City University and the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. He is the President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers and holds external examiner appointments at the Dublin and Letterkenny Institutes of Technology and at Griffith College Dublin. At UCD, Noel teaches Corporate Governance and the Law of International Finance at graduate level and contributes to undergraduate teaching in company, property and commercial law. His research interests lie at the intersection between company, commercial and property law. His main focus is on commercial and financial law and he retains a strong interest in the law of personal property securities. Recent research activity includes a consideration of perfection mechanisms under the Cape Town Convention and analyses of the issues presented by the establishment of the National Asset Management Agency. Noel welcomes applications from prospective PhD candidates in a wide range of banking, company and insolvency law.


  • BCL
    University College Dublin
  • Barrister-at-Law
    Hon Society of Kings Inns IRL
  • PhD
    University College Dublin
  • Prof Dip University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin