Professor Martin Hogg appointed head of NUI Galway School of Law

Professor Martin Hogg appointed head of NUI Galway School of Law

Professor Martin Hogg

Scottish legal academic Professor Martin Hogg has been named as head of NUI Galway School of Law with effect from November.

Professor Hogg joins the university from the University of Edinburgh, where he has served as head of school and dean of law since 2017.

Professor Geraint Howells, executive dean for the College of Business, Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway, said: “We are delighted to have Martin joining us. He is a leading contract law scholar and an experienced leader.

“Our Law School has an outstanding reputation for its teaching and scholarship. Martin is an ideal person to help us build on our strengths and develop new initiatives to meet the needs of our community.”

Professor Hogg said: “I’m honoured and very happy to be joining NUI Galway’s Law School as head of school and established professor in November.

“The Law School is an inspiring centre of learning and research, whose students and staff are widely known for their commitment to justice and the rule of law. I’m looking forward to meeting as many of them as I can in the coming months, as well as alumni and practitioner communities.

“The whole NUI Galway community has already extended to me the warmest of Galway welcomes, for which I am very grateful.”

Professor Hogg’s research interests lie in all aspects of the law of obligations, including comparative obligations theory, contract and promise, and fundamental structural language in the law of obligations. He has published widely in this field, including Promises and Contract Law and Obligations: Law and Language with Cambridge University Press. He is the Scottish reporter for the European Tort Law Yearbook.

He spent two years qualifying as a solicitor with Dundas & Wilson CS in Edinburgh, before being appointed lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Edinburgh in 1995. He was appointed senior lecturer in 2004 and in 2013 he was appointed to a chair in the law of obligations. Professor Hogg is a non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates (the Scottish Bar).

He brings with him a wealth of experience, having previously held office as associate dean of the Faculty of Law, director of undergraduate studies, director of teaching, deputy director of research, and convener of the Board of Studies. He took office as deputy head of the Law School in Edinburgh in 2014, and became head of school and dean of law in 2017.

Professor Shane Darcy, interim head of NUIG School of Law, said: “On behalf of my colleagues at the School of Law, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Professor Hogg. We are very excited to have him join us as head of the School of Law and very much look forward to working with him in this role at NUI Galway.”

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