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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a rang of key areas of expertise.
- Research Office
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at NUI Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
What our graduates are up to
While many graduates of Law at NUI Galway become solicitors or barristers, there are various alternative options. Many past graduates have gone on to work in areas such as:
- Tax Consultancy
- Civil Service
- Irish Human Rights Commission
- Non-Government Organisations
For more suggestions, consult the NUI Galway Career Development Centre's guide for law graduates.
Attorney General Máire Whelan SC
Attorney General Máire Whelan SC is an NUIG law graduate (BA 1978, LLB 1980), where she studied in President Michael D Higgins’ sociology and political science class. Máire grew up in Kinvara, County Galway. Called to the Bar in 1985 and made senior counsel in 2005, she operated a mixed practice, including family law, based in the Law Library in Dublin. She studied in London and holds a qualification in international law.
She is a former advisor to the Irish Commission for Prisoners Overseas and served as chairperson of the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac). She has also served on the Property Registration Authority and as vice chair of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for Ireland. She co-authored 'The National Asset Management Agency Act 2009 - A Reference Guide' with Mark Kennedy and Feargus Ó Raghallaigh, and has particular expertise in property, conveyancing, equity and trust law.
Attorney General Máire Whelan will receive the Bank of Ireland Award for Business, Public Policy and Law at the twelfth annual Alumni Awards Gala Banquet on Saturday, 3 March, 2012.
Paul FahyA&L Goodbody partner Paul Fahy is an NUI Galway law graduate (BCorp Law 1994-1998). He qualified into the Firm's tax department in 2002. Between 2003 and 2008, Paul worked in the tax department of Slaughter and May in London and re-joined the tax department of A&L Goodbody in 2008. Paul specialises in corporate tax and has extensive experience of advising domestic and international clients on the tax aspects of public and private mergers & acquisitions, group restructurings, inward investment projects, securitisations, derivatives and structured products.
Along with John Whelan, he was appointed in January 2012 head up a new US office, in Palo Alto, California, and will regularly spend time with A&L Goodbody's clients in Silicon Valley, the broader Bay Area, Seattle and throughout the West Coast. Paul is a recognized market leaders in his field with significant experience in the area of foreign direct investment, particularly by US companies into Ireland.