Senior Officer of the University - Deputy President & Provost

In June 2022 Professor Shane Kilcommins was appointed Provost and Deputy President of University of Limerick, Ireland.  Shane is a graduate of the University of Limerick (B.A., 1994), the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, (Ph.D., 1998), and University College Cork (MA, 2007).

Shane worked as a Professor of Law in UCC before he joined UL in 2014. Prior to this, he worked in the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and WIT. He was head of the School of Law between 2014 and 2020 in UL. During this period, he established extensive links with An Garda Síochána that has involved the introduction of several new programmes for that organisation. He also successfully co-tendered for and launched an ambitious new research programme at the School of Law to help improve the effectiveness of the youth justice system in Ireland. The programme is funded by the Department of Justice and is led by Prof. Sean Redmond. During his tenure, the Law School won the AIB Private Banking Award for Best Law School in Ireland (2017), a DELTA award for disciplinary excellence in teaching and learning (2018), and postgraduate Law programme of the year (2018).

Prof. Kilcommins also oversaw the redesign and refurbishment of the Law School and the establishment of a new law library and A&L Goodbody Appeal Moot Courtroom in the library extension. He also co-led the tender to provide training in commercial and company law to the Revenue Commissioners (2019-2024). The School was ranked in the top 100-200 Law Schools in the World (QS Rankings) in 2021. In April 2021, Professor Shane Kilcommins was appointed Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick.

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