Clare O'Hare

Clare O'Hare

Visiting Assistant Professor and Fellow
Notre Dame London Law Programme


Clare O’Hare has studied law in four countries and has in-country legal experience in a number of European and Middle Eastern jurisdictions. After completing an LL.M. in commercial law at the University of Cambridge, she qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, working in Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringers’ finance and corporate practices in London and Dubai for over eight years before taking up a position as Associate General Counsel with the UnitedHealth Group in Dublin.

In addition to her finance expertise, O’Hare has advised governments and state bodies across Europe and the Middle East and has held a teaching position at Zayed University, Dubai. A regular speaker at conferences, Clare has been invited to speak to the American Society of International Law, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and has given expert remarks on corruption and integrity risks to the OECD.

In addition to her LL.M., Clare has an LL.B. in Law & French law from Trinity College Dublin, and masters' degrees from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and the University of Notre Dame. Her JSD research at Notre Dame Law School focuses on international legal services competition. She is admitted to practice in England & Wales, and Ireland (non-practising).