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European Union Law Course 2016 Faculty

Distinguished Lecture

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Neil Walker  holds the Regius Chair of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the University of Edinburgh. Previously he taught public law at Edinburgh for ten years (1986-96), was Professor of Legal and Constitutional Theory at the University of Aberdeen (1996-2000), and, most recently, was Professor of European Law at the European University Institute in Florence (2000-2008), where he was also the first Dean of Studies (2002-5). He has also held various visiting appointments, including at the University of Tilburg, Netherlands, University of Columbia, University of Cornell, University of Toronto, New York University and, most recently, Yale University. Professor Walker’s main area of expertise is constitutional theory. He has published extensively on the constitutional dimension of legal order at sub-state, state, supranational and international levels. He has also published at length on the relationship between security, legal order and political community. He maintains a more general interest in broader questions of legal theory as well as in various substantive dimensions of UK and EU public law.  His most recent book is Intimations of Global Law (2015). He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 

General Course: The Global Reach of EU Law


Joanne Scott is Professor of European Law at University College London. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2013 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2012. She was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship in 2012 to undertake research on the global reach of EU climate change law.

Specialized Courses: The Global Reach of EU Law

EU External Relations and the Global Reach of EU Law


Marise Cremona has been a Professor in the Law Department of the European University Institute since 2006. She is a co-Director of the Academy of European Law and general editor (with Professors Nehal Bhuta and Claire Kilpatrick) of The Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law, Oxford University Press. She was Head of the Department of Law at the EUI, November 2009-June 2012 and was President ad interim of the EUI, June 2012-August 2013. Before joining the EUI Professor Cremona held the Chair of European Commercial Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Prof. Cremona’s research interests are in the external relations law of the European Union, and she has published widely in this area, including Developments in EU External Relations Law (2008); EU Foreign Relations Law – Constitutional Fundamentals, edited with B. de Witte (2008); The External Dimension of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, edited with J. Monar and S. Poli (2011); The European Court of Justice and External Relations Law - Constitutional Challenges, edited with A. Thies (2014); and Private Law in the External Relations of the EU, edited with H.-W. Micklitz (2016).

Conflicts of Interest in Cross-border Financial Regulation


Paul L. Davies is a Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He was Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law, University of Oxford, 2009-2014; Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1998-2009; and, before that, Professor of the Law of the Enterprise, University of Oxford. He is an honorary Queen’s Counsel and an honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn. His main interests are in labour law, corporate law and banking law. He is the editor (with Sarah Worthington) of Gower’s Principles of Modern Company Law; author (with numerous others) of The Anatomy of Corporate Law; and is the author of Introduction to Company Law. He is currently writing (with others) a book tentatively titled Principles of Financial Regulation. He was a member of the Steering Group whose reports led to the Companies Act 2006 (UK). 

The Role of the EU in Humanizing Globalization

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Olivier De Schutter is a Professor at the University of Louvain (UCL) and at SciencesPo (Paris), where he teaches human rights. He was the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food between 2008 and 2014, and is now a Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. A specialist in economic and social rights and in fundamental rights in the EU, he chaired the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights between 2002 and 2007 and is a member of the Fundamental Rights Agency's Scientific Committee.

The Future of the Internet and the Global Reach of EU Law in the Context of Online Data Protection and Internet Governance


Christopher Kuner is Professor of Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium, and Co-director of the Brussels Privacy Hub, a research centre at the VUB. He is an affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge, a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an affiliated professor at the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Kuner is also Senior Privacy Counsel in the Brussels office of the international law firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The author of numerous books and articles, Dr. Kuner is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, International Data Privacy Law, published by Oxford University Press. In the summer of 2015 he taught in the private international law section of the Hague Academy of International Law.

Exporting EU Competition Law


Giorgio Monti is Professor of Competition Law at the European University Institute and presently serves as Head of the Law Department. He is the author of EC Competition Law (2007), which adopts a law in context approach to the application of competition law, identifying the policies, actors and processes that shape the development of the law. A second edition is in preparation.  He is also co-author (with Damian Chalmers and Gareth Davies) of European Union Law: Text and Materials (3rd ed., 2014). At the EUI he is Scientific Director of ENTRANCE, a training programme in EU competition law for national judges. He is also co-founder of the Rome Antitrust Forum and is a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network.

The External Dimensions to EU Migration Policy


Bernard Ryan is Professor of Migration Law at the University of Leicester, having previously been Professor of Law at the University of Kent. His teaching and research cover many aspects of migration law and policy. His most recent publications have concerned the implications of Scottish independence for nationality and immigration, the relationship between migration and labour law, the rights of foreign nationals in international law, and migration control at sea. He is the co-chair of the Migration and Law Network, which aims to promote the field in British universities. 


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