Dr. Joe Mc Grath BCL, Ph.D.
| Joe completed his doctoral thesis at University College Cork in 2011. It was entitled "Criminalising Companies and Companies Officers: A new Architecture of Regulatory Enforcement". He also graduated with a first class honors Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from UCC in 2007. Prior to joining the School of Law at NUI Galway, he held visiting fellowships at Harvard Law School and the University of California, Berkeley. He also lectured and tutored on a part-time basis at UCC while completing his doctoral thesis.
Joe has been awarded scholarships by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), the European Commission, the Law and Society Association, the Faculty of Law at UCC, and the Millenium Fund at NUI Galway. He has presented papers both domestically and internationally on corporate regulation and published in books, journals, and the national newspapers on white-collar crime. He is also a member of the expert advisory committee on corruption for Transparency International Ireland.
Joe currently lectures on company law and modules relating to regulatory theory across a variety of programmes at NUI Galway. These programmes include the Bachelor of Civil Law, the Bachelor of Corporate Law and the Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies programmes at undergraduate level, and the Law, Technology and Governance programme at LLM level. In 2013, Joe was nominated and short-listed for the President's Award for Teaching Excellence.
|My research interests relate to company law, financial regulation, white-collar and corporate crime, regulatory theory, criminology, penology and jurisprudence.|
|McGrath, J. (2014) White Collar Crime in Ireland: A New Architecture of Regulatory Enforcement. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]|
|McGrath, J. (2014) 'The Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy: A Case Study of Ireland in the 20th Century' In: The Routledge Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime in Europe. Oxford: Routledge. [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2010) 'The traditional court of crime approach to the definition of a crime' In: Regulatory Crime in Ireland. Dublin: Lonsdale. [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2008) 'Student interaction, discussion, and reflection' In: B. Higgs (eds). In at the Deep End: Starting to Teach in Higher Education. Cork: NAIRTL. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|McGrath, J (2012) 'Sentencing White-Collar Criminals: Making the Punishment fit the White-collar Crime'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, . [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2011) 'Confronting our continuing failure to prosecute respectable wrongdoers'. First Law Criminal Law Online, . [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2008) 'Book Review: Nessa Cahill, Company Law Compliance and Enforcement'. Dublin University Law Journal, . [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2006) 'Judicial Reluctance to Enforce Exclusion Clauses' Cork Online Law Review . [Details]|
|McGrath, J. (2013) “Corporate and White-Collar Crime in Ireland” 14th Cross Border Crime Colloquium on Shady Business and Governance in Europe, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (14 May 2013). Conference Paper [Details]|
|McGrath, J. (2013) Governing Through White-Collar Crime: A Case Study of Ireland, LSA Annual Meeting 2013, Boston (1 June 2013). Conference Paper [Details]|
|McGrath, J. (2012) “White Collar Crime: A New Architecture of Regulatory Enforcement” 8th Annual Irish North South Criminology Conference, UCD (28-29 June 2012). Conference Paper [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2011) “Collaring White Collar Criminals: The Changed Patterns of Policing and Surveillance in Ireland” CCJHR 5th Annual Criminal Law Conference, Different Approaches, Same Justice? Lessons to be learned across the White/Blue Collar Divide, UCC (17 June 2011, postponed) [invited paper]. Conference Paper [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2010) “How Britain continued to influence the Irish response to corporate criminality following Irish independence in the 20th century” LSA Annual Meeting 2010, Chicago (29 May 2010) [invited paper]. Conference Paper [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2010) “The prosecution of corporate crime in a developing economy - A case study of Ireland in the 20th Century” Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley (17 February 2010) [invited paper]. Conference Paper [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2009) “Defining Crime in Ireland: The Marginalisation of Regulatory Crime and Compliance-Orientated Criminal Justice” Harvard Law School, VSVR Research Forum (05 March 2009) [invited paper]. Conference Paper [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2008) “Irish Corporate Regulation: The Shift to a Bureaucratic, Compliance-Orientated Regime?” Criminal Justice in Crisis, University of Aberdeen (17 October 2008). Conference Paper [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2008) “Regulation through Risk: The Emergence of a New Corporate Enforcement Architecture in Ireland” Research Committee in the Sociology of Law (RCSL) 2008, Law and Justice in the Risk Society, University of Milan (10 July 2008). Conference Paper [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2008) “The Rule of Law and the Development of Irish Regulation Addressing Corporate Criminality” Center for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, University College Cork (01 May 2008). Conference Paper [Details]|
|McGrath, J. and Griffin, D. (2013) Reinvigorating the Case Method by Giving Students Ownership Irish Times (13 May 2013), 7. Newspaper Articles [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2012) “Prosecution of alleged financial crimes is imperative” Irish Times (26 March 2012), 38. Newspaper Articles [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2012) “Corruption in Ireland and the case for accountability” Irish Independent (22 March 2012). Newspaper Articles [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2011) “Making the punishment fit the corporate crime is top priority” Sunday Business Post (18 September 2011), 11. Newspaper Articles [Details]|
|McGrath, J (2010) “Two-tier system puts corporate criminals above law” Irish Times (21 December 2010), 11. Newspaper Articles [Details]|
|McGrath, J. (2013) “Freedom to Conduct a Business: Interpretation of a Right and its Practical Application in Ireland” Report for European Commission (FRANET, 2013). Report [Details]|
Company Law I and Company Law II, Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies (BA).
Equity I and Equity II, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL).
Industrial and Intellectual Property, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and Bachelor of Corporate Law (BCorp).
Copyright (Co-Lectured), Law, Technology and Governance (LLM).
Law, Governance and Enterprise (Co-Lectured), Law, Technology and Governance (LLM).
| Joe currently supervises students researching international financial regulation at LLM level.