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Imelda Patricia Maher

Sutherland Chair In European Law

School Of Law
Sutherland School of Law
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164135
Email: imelda.maher@ucd.ie

Biography

Imelda Maher moved to UCD in 2006  to take up the newly established Sutherland Chair of European Law.  She is interested in the relationship between law and governance especially in economic spheres.  She has worked extensively in competition law and also on EU economic governance.  Before returning to Ireland, she worked at the London School of Economics; the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (where she was Director of the Centre for Competition and Consumer Policy); Birkbeck College, University of London; and Warwick University.  She also has held Fellowships or visiting appointments at Peking University School of Transnational Law; the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London; Notre Dame Law School, London campus; Sydney University School of Law; The Europe Centre, Australian National University; and Lund University, Sweden.

She is general editor of Legal Studies, the journal of the Society of Legal Scholars of the UK and Ireland and a member of the editorial board of the European Law Journal and of the Irish Yearbook of International Law. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Economic and Social Research Council Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia and is a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network.  In 2008 she gave the prestigious general course lectures on economic governance at the Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence. 

Professor Maher was academic director for the UCD Sutherland School of Law building, which opened in November 2013. She is a graduate of UCD, holds an LLM from Temple University and a Barrister-at-Law degree from the Kings Inns.  She was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2011 and is a founding member of the European Law Institute.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2011.
Title: Member, Royal Irish Academy

Associations

Association: Academic Society for Competition Law, Function/Role: Member
Association: European Law Institute, Function/Role: Founding Member and elected member of Council in September 2013
Association: Council of European Studies Research Network : European Integration and the Global Political Economy, Function/Role: member
     

Conference Contributions

Maher, I; (2009) Discussant. [Invited Oral Presentation], Antitrust Marathon IV: With Authority, Dublin , 26-OCT-09 - 27-OCT-10.

Committees

Committee : Vice-Chair, Private International Law Coordinating Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law
Committee : Executive Committee, Society of Legal Scholars of the UK and Ireland
 

Education

Year 1988 Institution: Hon Society of Kings Inns, IRL
Qualification: Barrister-at-Law Subject:
Year 1987 Institution: Temple University, PA, USA
Qualification: LLM Subject:
Year 1985 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BCL Subject:
   

Outreach Activities

Appointed Non-Governmental Advisor by the Irish Competition Authority to the International Competition Network, 2011.

Journals Edited

European Law Journal: Editor.
Legal Studies: Editor-in-Chief.

Other Activities

BCL (NUI)
LLM (Temple)
Barrister-at-Law (Kings Inns)

Publications

Books

Ardy, B., Begg, I., Hodson, D., Maher, I., Mayes, D.; (2006) Adjusting to EMU. Basingstoke: Macmillan. [Details]
Imelda Maher; (1999) Competition Law: Alignment and Reform. Dublin: Round Hall Sweet & Maxwell. [Details]

Book Chapters

Imelda Maher (2013) 'The Law School: A Sense of Place' In: Moloney O'Beirne Architects (eds). UCD Sutherland School of Law. Cork: Gandon. [Details]
Imelda Maher (2013) 'Interview with Imelda Maher' In: Daniel Mihail Sandru and Constantin Mihai Banu (eds). Interviewing European Union: Wilhem Meister in EU Law. Bucharest: Editura Universitară Bucharest. , pp.210-219 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Imelda Maher (2013) 'The Institutional Structure of Competition Law' In: Michael Dowdle, John Gillespie and Imelda Maher (eds). Asian Capitalism and the Regulation of Competition: Towards a Regulatory Geography of Global Competition Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.55-78 Available Online [Details]
Imelda Maher (2012) 'Competition Policy' In: Erik Jones, Anand Menon, Stephen Weatherill (eds). The Oxford Handbook of the European Union. UK: Oxford. , pp.441-453 Available Online [Details]
Imelda Maher (2012) 'International Competition Law?' In: Sam Muller, Stavros Zouridis, Morly Frishman and Laura Kistemaker (eds). The Law of the Future and the Future of Law: Volume II. The Hague, The Netherlands: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. , pp.297-308 Available Online [Details]
Imelda Maher, Anestis Papodopoulos (2012) 'Competition Agency Networks around the World' In: Ariel Ezrachi (eds). Research Handbook on International Competition Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. , pp.60-88 Available Online [Details]
Imelda Maher (2012) 'Transnational Legal Authority in Competition Law and Governance: Commonality and Networks' In: Günther Handl, Joachim Zekoll and Peer Zumbansen (eds). Beyond Territoriality: Transnational Legal Authority in an Age of Globalization. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff. , pp.411-438 Available Online [Details]
Imelda Maher; (2011) 'Competition Law Modernization: An Evolutionary Tale?' In: Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca (eds). The Evolution of EU Law (2nd ed). Oxford: OUP. , pp.717-741 [Details]
Imelda Maher (2011) 'Irish Legal Scholarship Abroad: The UK Experience' In: Jennifer Schweppe and Thomas Mohr (eds). Thirty Years of Legal Scholarship: The Irish Association of Law Teachers. Dublin: Round Hall. , pp.43-57 [Details]
Imelda Maher; (2011) 'The Legal Dimension in EU Integration' In: Ali M. El-Agraa (eds). The European Union: Economics and Policies 9th edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.56-69 Available Online [Details]
Imelda Maher; (2010) ''Trust and EU Law and Governance'' In: Catherine Barnard and Okeoghene Odudu (eds). The Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 2009-2010 vol. 12. Oxford: Hart Publishing. , pp.283-312 Available Online [Details]
Imelda Maher and Oana Stefan (2010) 'Competition Law in Europe: The Challenge of a Network Constitution' In: Dawn Oliver, Tony Prosser, Rick Rawlings (eds). The Regulatory State:Constitutional Implications. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.178-200 Available Online [Details]
Maher, I.; (2008) 'Exploitative Abuses: Which Competition Policy, Which Public Policy?' In: Govaere, I., Ullrich, H (eds). Intellectual Property, Market Power and the Public Interest. Brussels: PIE Peter Lang. , pp.299-312 Available Online [Details]
Maher, I. ; (2007) 'Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights in Ireland' In: Anderman, S (eds). The Interface between Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.348-374 [Details]
Maher, I. ; (2007) 'EU Law' In: Ronald Tiersky and Erik Jones (eds). Europe Today: A Twenty-First Century Introduction. Boulder, Colorado: Rowman & Littlefield. , pp.317-342 [Details]
Imelda.Maher; (2006) 'The Interface of EC Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights: The Essential and the Innovative' In: John Bell and Claire Kilpatrick (eds). Cambridge Yearbook of European Law. Oxford: Hart. , pp.348-374 [Details]
Bohjani, S., Brown R., Maher, I.; (2005) 'Australia' In: Metha, P (eds). Competition Regimes in the World - A Civil Society Report. Jaipur: CUTS- INCSOC. , pp.5-15 [Details]
Maher, I. ; (2005) 'Networking Competition Authorities in the European Union: Diversity and Change' In: C-D Ehlermann and I. Atanasiu (eds). European Competition Law Annual 2002: Constructing the EU Network of Competition Authorities. Oxford: Hart. , pp.223-239 [Details]
Maher, I. ; (2004) 'Regulatory Compliance and the Rule of Law: Evaluating the Performance of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission' In: Barker, M (eds). Appraising the Performance of Regulatory Agencies. Canberra: Australian Institute of Administrative Law. , pp.208-227 [Details]
Imelda Maher (2004) 'Regulating Competition' In: Christine Parker, Colin Scott, Nicola Lacey and John Braithwaite (eds). Regulating Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.187-206 Available Online [Details]
Maher, I. ; (2004) 'Irish Competition Law' In: G. Dannecker and O. Jansen (eds). The Transnational Application and Enforcement of Law in the European Legal Sphere. The Hague: Kluwer. , pp.573-617 [Details]
Maher, I. ; (2000) 'The EU as a Model of International Dispute Resolution: Integration Through Flexibility?' In: Komura, C (eds). Dreams and Dilemmas in the Asia-Pacific Region. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. , pp.252-277 [Details]
Imelda Maher (1999) 'Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights: Evolving Formalism' In: Paul Craig, Gráinne de Búrca (eds). The Evolution of EU Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.597-624 [Details]

Edited Books

Michael Dowdle, John Gillespie, Imelda Maher (Ed.). (2013) Asian Capitalism and the Regulation of Competition: Towards a Regulatory Geography of Global Competition Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available Online [Details]
Francis Snyder, Imelda Maher (Ed.). (2009) The Evolution of the European Courts: Institutional Change and Continuity/L¿évolution des juridictions européennes: Changements et continuité. Brussels: Bruylant. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Dermot Hodson and Imelda Maher (2013) 'British Brinkmanship and Gaelic Games: EU Treaty Ratification in the UK and Ireland from a Two Level Game Perspective'. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, :1-17. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Imelda Maher (2012) 'Legal Scholarship Around the World: Traditions, Requirements and Relevance of Irish/British/Commonwealth Scholarship'. International Lawyer, 46 (2):645-655. Available Online [Details]
Imelda Maher; (2011) ''Competition Law and Transnational Private Regulatory Regimes: Marking the Cartel Boundary''. Journal of Law and Society, 38 (1):141-159. [Details]
Imelda Maher (2011) 'A Fine Balance: The National Courts, the European Commission and EU Competition law'. Dublin University Law Journal, 33 :152-171. Available Online [Details]
Imelda Maher; (2009) 'Introduction: Regulating Markets and Social Europe: New Governance in the EU'. European Law Journal, 15 (2):155-159. Available Online [Details]
Maher, I (2009) 'Functional and normative delegation to non-majoritarian institutions: The case of the European Competition Network'. Comparative European Politics, 7 :414-434. [DOI] [Details]
Imelda Maher, Stijn Billiet, Dermot Hodson; (2009) 'The Principal-Agent Approach to EU Studies: Apply Liberally but Handle with Care'. Comparative European Politics, 7 (4):409-413. [Details]
Imelda Maher; (2009) 'Functional and Normative Delegation to Non-Majoritarian Institutions: The Case of the European Competition Network'. Comparative European Politics, 7 :414-434. [Details]
Imelda Maher; (2008) 'Regulation and Modes of Governance in EC Competition Law: What's New in Enforcement?'. Fordham International Law Journal, 31 (6):1713-1740. Available Online [Details]
Imelda Maher; (2008) 'editorial'. European Law Journal, 14 (6):689-692. Available Online [Details]
Maher, I. ; (2007) 'Economic Governance: Hybridity, Accountability and Control'. Columbia Journal of European Law, :679-703. [Details]
Maher, I.; (2006) 'Committing to Change: Economic Governance and the EU Constitution'. European Law Journal, 12 (1):9-12. [Details]
Maher, I. and Wincott, D.; (2006) 'Critical Perspectives on Governance, Legitimacy and Democracy in the European Union: A Symposium''. European Law Journal, 12 (6):707-708. [Details]
Imelda Maher; (2004) 'Soft Law and Sanctions: Economic Policy Coordination and Reform of the Stability and Growth Pact'. Journal of European Public Policy, 11 (5):806-821. [Details]
Maher, I. & Drahos, P. (eds.); (2004) 'Innovation, Competition, Standards and Intellectual Property: Policy Perspectives from Economics and Law'. Information Economics and Policy, 16 (1):1-158. [Details]
Maher, I. ; (2004) 'Law and the Open Method of Coordination'. Journal of Comparative Government and European Policy, 2 (2):248-263. [Details]
Maher, I., Begg, I. & Hodson, D.; (2003) 'Economic Policy Coordination in the European Union'. National Institute Economic Review, 183 :67-77. [Details]
Imelda Maher; (2002) 'Competition Law in the International Domain: Networks as a New Form of Governance'. Journal of Law and Society, 29 (1):112-136. [Details]
Maher, I. & Hodson, D.; (2002) 'Economic and Monetary Union: Balancing Credibility and Legitimacy in an Asymmetric Policy-Mix'. Journal of European Public Policy, 9 (3):391-407. [Details]
Maher, I. & Hodson, D.; (2001) 'The Open Method as a New Mode of Governance: The Case of Soft Economic Policy Co-ordination'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 39 (4):719-745. [Details]
Maher, I. ; (2000) 'Re-imagining the Story of European Competition Law'. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 20 :155-166. [Details]
Maher, I. ; (2000) 'Juridification, Codification and Sanction in UK Competition Law'. Modern Law Review, 63 :54-569. [Details]

Other Journals

Imelda Maher (2014) 'The New Horizontal Guidelines: Standardisation' Revista de Concorrencia e Regulacao IV (13) :19-34. Available Online [Details]
     

Editorial

Maher, I,Billiet, S,Hodson, D (2009) The principal-agent approach to EU studies: Apply liberally but handle with care. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
                         

Book Reviews

Maher, I (2007) Conceptual foundations of antitrust. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
       

Working Paper

Imelda Maher; (2007) Exploitative Abuses: Which Competition Policy, Which Public Policy?. Bruges: Working Paper [Details]
Imelda Maher; (2006) THE RULE OF LAW AND AGENCY: THE CASE OF COMPETITION POLICY. Working Paper [Details]
                                             

Research

Research Interests

Her main research interest is in law and governance and her work straddles the two domains of competition law and EU law. Her current work addresses the changing nature of economic goverance and its relationship with law in the European context.  She is also continuning her work on competition networks and their increasing prevalence internationally.


 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : PhD programme in EU Law and governance
Start Date / End Date : 11-NOV-06 / 31-JUL-07