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School of Law and Government
Assistant Professor in Law
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Dr Emma McEvoy is an Assistant Professor in Law at Dublin City University, School of Law and Government. Emma specialises in socio-economic law and, in particular, focuses on assessing how EU and private law facilitates small business operations, social inclusion and sustainable economic growth in the Internal Market. She is a recognised expert on public procurement law and socially responsible contracting practices. Her research has been published in reputed journals, which is well received and highly cited. Emma is engaged in policy oriented and engaged partnership research with the aim of promoting the use of law to advance social change in Ireland. Previously she contributed to the Irish Office of Government Procurement’s annual surveys of public procurement practice and co-authored the Cambers of Ireland’s report ‘A Strategic Procurement Policy for Ireland’. 

Emma was previously employed as an Assistant Lecturer in Law at Maynooth University, National University of Ireland. Prior to her move to DCU, she was employed Postdoctoral Researcher in EU Law on the €20 mn H2020 funded project “Supporting Independence and enhanced quality of life for Europe’s ageing population (SHAPES)” led by Maynooth University’s Assisting Living and Learning Institute (ALL). 

Emma has a strong record of securing external research funding. Notably, in 2019, she was appointed as a national expert on an 18-month European research project on ‘Promoting Social Considerations into Public Procurement Procedures for Social Economy Enterprises’ in a consortium with five European partners.

As a research-led educator, Emma translates her research findings into relevant teaching case studies. She strives to develop a supportive, collaborative and innovative learning environment for students. Emma currently coordinates modules on Moot Court Advocacy and Analysis, Advanced Company Law, and Advanced Property Law.


Research interests

Key Research Interests include EU Public Procurement legislation, Joint Procurement, Socially Responsible Public Procurement, Health Procurement, and Company Law.