Stuart MacLennan


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    Dr. Stuart MacLennan is Associate Professor of Law at Coventry Law School, as well as an associate member of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity. Stuart specialises in economic aspects of law, in particular tax law, EU law, and Trade Law.

    Stuart completed his undergraduate degree (LL.B.(Hons)) at the University of Edinburgh, his Masters degree (LL.M.) at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law, and his Ph.D. at Trinity College, University of Dublin. Stuart also completed the Scots equivalent of the LPC (Diploma in Legal Practice) at the University of Edinburgh. Stuart previously taught at Trinity College, Dublin, and the China-EU School of Law.

    Stuart presently leads the undergraduate EU Law module, as well as International Competition Law and Practice on our LL.M. programmes.

    Stuart’s current research interests include the taxation of online enterprises, EU action on tax havens, and the tax treatment of donatations to political parties.

    Research Interests

    EU Law; Devolution; Taxation Law; Competition Law; Law and Economics

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Law, Doctorate, 'The Jurisdiction to Tax Highly Virtual Enterprises, Trinity College Dublin

    Award Date: 16 Mar 2016

    Law (LL.M.), Degree, University of Glasgow

    Award Date: 3 Jul 2009

    Diploma in Legal Practice, Postgraduate Diploma, University of Edinburgh

    Award Date: 30 Jun 2009

    Law (LL.B.), Degree, University of Edinburgh

    Award Date: 30 Jun 2007

    External positions

    Senior Fellow, Advance HE

    30 Nov 2021 → …

    Editor in Chief, Irish Journal of European Law

    1 Sept 2020 → …

    Production Editor, European Journal of Legal Education

    1 May 2019 → …

    External Examiner, University of Dundee

    1 Sept 201730 Sept 2020


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