Catherine Donnelly
Associate Professor, Law

Biography

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.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lord Woolf, Jeffrey Jowell, Catherine Donnelly, Ivan Hare, De Smith's Judicial Review, 8th, London, Sweet and Maxwell, 2018, 1-1168pp Book, 2018

Participation and Expertise: Judicial Attitudes in Comparative Perspective in, editor(s)Susan Rose-Ackerman and Peter Lindseth , Comparative Administrative Law, Massachuetts, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, pp370 - 388, [Catherine Donnelly] Book Chapter, 2017

Lord Woolf, Jeffrey Jowell, Andrew Le Sueur, Catherine Donnelly, Ivan Hare, De Smith's Judicial Review 3rd Cumulative Supplement, 7th , London, Thomson, 2016, 1 - 235pp Book, 2016

Catherine Donnelly, Participation and Expertise: Judicial Attitudes in Comparative Perspective, Comparative Public Law, Yale Law School, 29 April , 2016, Yale Law School Invited Talk, 2016

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, 2015

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

Lord Woolf, Jeffrey Jowell, Andrew Le Sueur, Catherine Donnelly, Ivan Hare, De Smith's Judicial Review, 7th , London, Thomson, 2013, 1 - 1183pp Book, 2013

Catherine Donnelly, Are Preliminary Rulings Working?, Bar European Group, Lisbon, 6 May 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

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, 2012

Catherine Donnelly, The 2010 Remedies Regulations: Automatic Suspension, Time Limits and Standing, A Review of Public Procurement in Ireland 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Donnelly, Catherine, European Union Law Update - 2008, Irish Year Book of International Law, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

Catherine Donnelly and Hilary Delany, "The Irish Supreme Court Inches Towards Proportionality Review", Public Law, 2011, 2011, p9 - 19 Journal Article, 2011

Catherine Donnelly and Ivan Hare, Judicial Review Remedies: Recent Developments and Some Predictions, Sweet and Maxwell Judicial Review Conference 2011, London, 25 November 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Catherine Donnelly, Privatization and Welfare: A Comparative Perspective, Law and Ethics of Human Rights, 5, (2), 2011 Journal Article, 2011

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, 2011

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, 2011

Catherine Donnelly, Convergences and Divergences in Educating Transnational Lawyers?, American Bar Association: International Law Section, Dublin, 12 October 2011, American Bar Association, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Public-Private Partnerships: Award, Performance and Remedies in, editor(s)Stefan Schill , International Investment Law and Comparative Public Law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp475 - 501, [Catherine Donnelly] Book Chapter, 2010

Catherine Donnelly, "Automatic Suspension, Time Limits and Standing", The New Public Procurement Remedies Regulations, Dublin, 29 June 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Problems of Legitimacy in Contracting Out and Privatization in, editor(s)M Ruffert , Legitimacy in Administrative Law: Reform and Reconstruction, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2010, [Donnelly, Catherine] Book Chapter, 2010

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] Book Chapter, 2010

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] Book Chapter, 2010

Catherine Donnelly, Positive Obligations and Privatization, Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 61, (3), 2010, p209 - 223 Journal Article, 2010

Catherine Donnelly, Ineffectiveness, Relationships and Costs, Dublin, 24 June 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Donnelly, Catherine, Remedies in Public Procurement Law in Ireland, Public Procurement Law Review, 1, 2009, p18 - 41 Journal Article, 2009

Le Sueur, Andrew, Donnelly, Catherine, Hare, Ivan, de Smith's Judicial Review, First Supplement to the Sixth Edition, 6th, London, Sweet and Maxwell, 2009, 268pp Book, 2009

'The Response of English Public Law to Private Actors in Public Governance' in, editor(s)Ruffert Matthias , The Public/Private Divide: Potential for Transformation, London, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2009, ppvi - 349, [Catherine Donnelly] Book Chapter, 2009

Catherine Donnelly, Administrative Law and Multi-Level Administration: An EU and US Comparison, Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, 11, 2009, p211 - 246 Journal Article, 2009

Article 8 in, editor(s)Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC, Lord Pannick QC, Javan Herberg , Human Rights Law and Practice, London, LexisNexis, 2009, pp359-452 , [Donnelly, Catherine] Book Chapter, 2009

Donnelly, Catherine, European Union Law Update - 2007, Irish Yearbook of International Law, 2, 2008, p133- Journal Article, 2008

'el Reino Unido' in, editor(s)F Caamaño , Gobierno y las Relaciones con las Cortes , Madrid, Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 2007, [Catherine Donnelly] Book Chapter, 2007

Lord Woolf, Jeffrey Jowell, Andrew le Sueur, Catherine Donnelly, De Smith's Judicial Review, 6th edn, London, Sweet and Maxwell, 2007 Book, 2007

'Les rapports entre droit administratif fédéral et droits administratifs des Etats aux Etats-Unis: comparaison avec l'Union Européenne' in, editor(s)J Dutheil de la Rochère and JB Auby , Droit Administratif Européen , Bruylant, 2007, [Catherine Donnelly] Book Chapter, 2007

Catherine Donnelly, Delegation of Governmental Power to Private Parties: A Comparative Perspective, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007 Book, 2007

'Habeas Corpus' in, editor(s)B Lang , Administrative Court: Practice and Procedure , London, Sweet and Maxwell , 2006, [Catherine Donnelly] Book Chapter, 2006

'Elections' in, editor(s)B Lang , Administrative Court: Practice and Procedure , London, Sweet and Maxwell, 2006, [Catherine Donnelly] Book Chapter, 2006

Catherine Donnelly, 'Leonard Cheshire Again and Beyond: Private Contractors, Contract and Section 6(3)(b) of the Human Rights Act' , Public Law, [2005], 2005, p785 - 805 Journal Article, 2005

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Catherine Donnelly, Transparency in Procurement: Where are the Limits?, Public Procurement Law Conference, 3 June , 2016, Irish Centre for European Law Invited Talk, 2016

Catherine Donnelly, The Cross-Over between Procurement and Competition Law, Public Procurement Law Conference, 12 June , 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Catherine Donnelly, The Reach of Public Procurement Law: Current Issues, 30 April, 2015, Irish Society for European Law Invited Talk, 2015

Catherine Donnelly, The New Procurement Directives and Procurement Litigation, 14 May, 2014, CMG Professional Training Invited Talk, 2014

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, 2013

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, 2013

Catherine Donnelly, The Unfulfilled Promise of Zambrano, Understanding EU Citizens' Rights, 24 October, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Catherine Donnelly, Automatic Suspension and Interlocutory Relief, Public Procurement Litigation, Trinity College Dublin, 1 March 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Donnelly, Catherine, The NIO Bill of Rights Consultation Paper: A Public Law Analysis, NICEM Annual Conference, Belfast, 12 February, 2010, NICEM Invited Talk, 2010

Fairgrieve D(ed.), Remedies in Public Procurement Law in Ireland, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2010 Proceedings of a Conference, 2010

Donnelly, Catherine, Reasons in Administrative Law, Presentation to the Upper Tribunal of Administrative Judges, London, 3 March, 2010, Upper Tribunal of Administrative Judges Invited Talk, 2010

Donnelly, Catherine, Postive Obligations and Privatization, Queen's University Law School Annual Workshop, Belfast, 24 March 2010, 2010, Queen's University Invited Talk, 2010

Donnelly, Catherine, Damages Remedies in Public Procurement Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 13 March 2009, 2009, British Institute of International and Comparative Law Invited Talk, 2009

Donnelly, Catherine, Grounds for Judicial Review: New Developments, Judicial Review; Recent Developments, Trinity College Dublin, 27 June 2009, 2009, School of Law, TCD Invited Talk, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Donnelly, Catherine, An Update on Judicial Review in the United Kingdom in 2008, Northern Ireland Centre for Ethnic Minorities Annual Conference, Belfast, 27 February 2009, 2009, Northern Ireland Centre for Ethnic Minorities Invited Talk, 2009

Donnelly, Catherine, The Federalising Effect of Administrative Law in the EU and US, CEntre for European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge, 21 January 2009, 2009, University of Cambridge Invited Talk, 2009

Donnelly, Catherine, Problems of Legitimacy in Contracting Out and Privatization, Sorbonne, Paris, 24 October 2009, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Donnelly, Catherine and Tom de la Mare, Article 234 in Social and Political Context, European University Institute, Florence, 19 April 2009, 2009, EUI, Florence Invited Talk, 2009

Donnelly, Catherine, Pursuing Secondary Policies in EC Public Procurement Law, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, 16 February 2009, 2009, School of Law, TCD Invited Talk, 2009

Catherine Donnelly, 'A British Bill of Rights and Devolution in Northern Ireland', 'A British Bill of Rights and Devolution', London, 11 July , 2008, JUSTICE Invited Talk, 2008

The Privatisation of Governmental Functions in, editor(s)O Doyle and E Carolan , Irish Constitution: Governance and Values, Dublin, Thomson/Roundhall, 2008, [Catherine Donnelly] Book Chapter, 2008

Catherine Donnelly, Chapters 3 and 6, and Appendix 2, Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Forum Report, Belfast, March , 2008, Report, 2008 URL

Donnelly, Catherine, Institutional Reform: With and Without Lisbon, Irish Centre for European Law (ICEL) Conference, Dublin, 23 October 2008, 2008, ICEL Invited Talk, 2008

Catherine Donnelly and Aideen Gilmore, Final Report of the Preamble, Enforcement and Implementation Working Group, Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Forum, Belfast, March, 2008 Report, 2008

Foreword in, editor(s)P Downes , Not One Victim More - Human Trafficking in the Baltic States, Estonia, 2008, [Catherine Donnelly] Book Chapter, 2008

Catherine Donnelly, 'Preamble, Enforcement and Implementation', Getting the Bill Right - An Update, Belfast, 2-3 July 2008, , 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Donnelly, Catherine, Enforcing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, Committee for the Administration of Justice Seminar, 30 September 2008, 2008 Invited Talk, 2008

Catherine Donnelly, 'Remedies in Public Procurement', State Aid and Public Procurement Update, Dublin, 29 May 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Catherine Donnelly, 'The Response of English Public Law to Private Actors in Public Governance', Public/Private Divide: Potential for Transformation, London, 4-5 May 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Catherine Donnelly, 'The Human Rights Council', Annual Department of Foreign Affairs NGO Human Rights Forum, Dublin, 19 June , 2007, Department of Foreign Affairs Invited Talk, 2007

Jeffrey Jowell and Catherine Donnelly, A Year in the Life of Judicial Review: Key Cases of 2007, Judicial Review Update, London, 30 November 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Catherine Donnelly, 'The Constitution at 70 and Privatisation of Governmental Functions' The Constitution at 70, Dublin, 8-9 June 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Catherine Donnelly, 'Secondary Policies and Public Procurement', Secondary Policies and Public Procurement, Dublin, 29 October , 2007, Irish Society for European Law Invited Talk, 2007

Catherine Donnelly, 'Administrative Law and Multi-Level Governance: An EU-US Comparison', Oxford University Public Law Discussion Group, Oxford, 30 November 2006, 2006 Invited Talk, 2006

Catherine Donnelly, 'Governance in the Changing Ireland and the Law's Response' Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Cork, 8-9 April 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Catherine Donnelly, Europe's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, Review of Europe's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, by Neil Walker , Public Law, [2005], 2005, p889-892 Review, 2005

Catherine Donnelly, 'Human Rights Controls on Delegates of Governmental Power', Oxford University Public Law Discussion Group, Oxford, 10 June , 2004, Oxford Public Law Discussion Group Invited Talk, 2004

Catherine Donnelly, 'Leonard Cheshire and Beyond: Is Contract Really a Substitute for the Human Rights Act? Does it Matter?' Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Sheffield, 14 September 2004, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Catherine Donnelly, 'The Thirteenth Amendment of the US Constitution and Diplomatic Immunity', Recent Constitutional Law Cases, New York, 12 June, 2000, Davis Polk & Wardwell Invited Talk, 2000

Catherine Donnelly, 'The Importance of Functionalism in Procedural Due Process: A Comparative Perspective', 1999, - Miscellaneous, 1999

Catherine Donnelly, Common Law and EU Law: A Transient Blip or Enduring Exchange, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Dublin, 7 September 2017 Conference Paper,

Research Expertise

Description

European Union Law; Administrative Law; Constitutional Law; Comparative Law; Human Rights; Governance; Public Procurement Law

Keywords

Administrative Law; Constitutional Law; Governance, Human Rights, European Union Law

Recognition

Representations

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

Awards and Honours

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

Memberships

Irish Society for European Law 2007 – present

Society of Legal Scholars

Irish Association of Law Teachers

Irish Centre for European Law