Prof. Geraint Howells

Executive Dean for Business, Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Course: Product Liability

Geraint Howells is the Executive Dean for Business, Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway. Previously he was Professor of Commercial Law and Associate Dean in Humanities for Internationalisation at Manchester University, where he remains a visiting professor. He has been Dean of Law at the City University of Hong Kong and Head of the Law Schools in Manchester and Lancaster.

He was called to the bar in 2002 through a special route for distinguished academics and was awarded an LLD in 2014. He has published extensively on consumer law, product liability and European private law and was a member of the Acquis group developing common principles of European contract law and tort law. A former President of the International Association of Consumer Law, he edited the Consumer Law Journal for many years, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Consumer Policy and European Review of Private Law and is a Series Editor for Routledge’s Markets and Law series. He has undertaken extensive consultancy for the government, the EU and NGOs.


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