Public Lecture by Dr Thomas Courtney, Chairman of the Company Law Review Group at NUI Galway

Dr Thomas Courtney
Jan 31 2018 Posted: 15:43 GMT

 NUI Galway to formally announce the appointment of Adjunct Professor of Law to coincide with the launch of two new Masters Programmes.

The Law School at NUI Galway is delighted to welcome the return of Dr Thomas Courtney, graduate of NUI Galway, Chairman of the Company Law Review Group, Head of Compliance and Governance Practice at Arthur Cox Solicitors and the driving force behind the 2014 Companies Act.

Dr Courtney will deliver a lecture on “Effective security for corporate obligations: the creation and registration of company charges.”

This will be of interest to the wider legal and business communities in Galway, as well as to existing students and staff at NUI Galway Law School. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the O’ Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance to formally mark Dr Courtney’s appointment as Adjunct Professor and to launch two new Masters programmes available at the School of Law from September 2018 - The LLM (General), and LL.M in International and Comparative Business Law.

Dr Connie Healy, Programme Director of the Masters in International and Comparative Business Law and LL.M General said: “The appointment of Professor Courtney is doubly significant. Firstly, in recognising Professor Courtney’s outstanding contribution to the field of Company/Business law and secondly, and importantly for all students considering a Masters in International and Comparative Law at NUI Galway, Professor Courtney’s ongoing links with the School of Law means they will benefit from his expertise during small group seminars undertaken as part of their Master’s degree. This, together with the opportunity to compete for five commercial legal placements and to engage in skills-based modules enhancing employability, are just some of the unique and outstanding features of the masters in International and Comparative Business Law at NUI Galway.”

Professor Courtney’s talk will be held in the Human Biology Building across from the O’Donoghue Centre at on Wednesday, 7 February, 2018 at 4pm.

The event is free but places are limited. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Lorna Cormican at the Law School at or call 091 492389.

CPD certificates will be available for members of the legal profession.  Information on the masters programmes is available from the programme director - Dr Connie Healy at


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