Ireland’s first Public Procurement Law module starts at NUI Maynooth

NUI Maynooth and Philip Lee have announced a new partnership whereby the department of law, as part of its LLM (global legal studies) and LLM (international business law) programmes, will offer a new module in public procurement law, the first of its kind in Ireland.

The module looks at the structure and efficacy of global public procurement legal frameworks. It explores and scrutinizes the core concepts of public procurement regulation such as the objectives of value for money, ethical behavior, accountability, social development and procedural efficiency.

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Experts in public procurement law from Philip Lee will lecture on the module and the best performing student overall will have an opportunity to do a paid internship at the firm.

“Two key objectives of the department of law at Maynooth are to introduce innovative and globally focused modules for our postgraduate students, and to increase engagement with industry stakeholders through sustained partnerships that link education with employment opportunities,” said Prof Michael Doherty, head of the department of law at NUI Maynooth.

“The department is very excited to establish this link with Philip Lee Solicitors, an international commercial law firm that has particular expertise in EU, procurement and competition law.”

Partner at Philip Lee Kerri Crossen added: “We see public procurement as a fast growing area of law. This partnership means we share our considerable expertise and keep in touch with students interested in careers in this area.”

The module will begin in February 2015.