NUI Galway has appointed Professor Martin Hogg as the new head of the university’s School of Law.
He will take up the new role in November, having joined from the University of Edinburgh, where he also headed the law school.
Prof Geraint Howells (Executive Dean for the College of Business, Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway) described Prof Hogg as “a leading contract-law scholar and an experienced leader”.
Law of obligations
Prof Hogg said that he was honoured and very happy to join NUI Galway.
“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,” he said.
Prof 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, and is the author of Promises and Contract Law and Obligations: Law and Language.
Prof Hogg spent two years qualifying as a solicitor with Dundas & Wilson CS in Edinburgh, and is also a non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates (the Scottish Bar).