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European Union Law Course 2018 Faculty

Distinguished Lecture: Defending the Rule of Law in Europe

EU Scheppele

Kim Lane Scheppele is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton. From 2005-2015, she was Director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton, after 10 years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Scheppele's work focuses on the intersection of constitutional and international law, particularly in constitutional systems under stress.  After 1989, Scheppele studied the emergence of constitutional law in Hungary and Russia, living in both places for extended periods. After 9/11, she researched the effects of the international ‘war on terror’ on constitutional protections around the world.   Since 2010, she has been documenting the rise of autocratic legalism in first Hungary and then Poland within the European Union.  Her many publications in law reviews, in social science journals and in many languages cover these topics and others.  Scheppele is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the International Academy of Comparative Law.  In 2014, she received the Law and Society Association’s Kalven Prize for influential scholarship.  She held tenure in the political science department at the University of Michigan, was the founding director of the gender program at Central European University Budapest and has taught in the law schools at Michigan, Yale, Harvard, Erasmus/Rotterdam, and Humboldt/Berlin.  From 2017-2019, she is serving as the elected President of the Law and Society Association.

General Course: Challenging EU Legality in the Sovereign Debt Crisis

Claire Kilpatrick 1. B&W

Claire Kilpatrick is Professor of International, European and Social Law at the European University Institute and Co-Director of the Academy of European Law. Before joining the EUI in 2011 she worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science and before that at Cambridge University. Her interests lie mainly in the law and policy construction of Social Europe, especially the EU’s roles. Her interests in free movement and Social Europe stem particularly from new developments sparked by enlargement and challenges posed by Brexit. Her recent work has also focused on EMU and Social Europe, with particular reference to sovereign debt loan arrangements and legal challenges to those arrangements from those within debtor EU states. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Industrial Law Journal and the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations and of the Advisory Boards of the European Journal of Legal Studies and the European Law Journal

Specialized Courses: Contemporary Challenges to EU Legality 

Brexit: Disintegration through Law

EU Bradley

Kieran Bradley is the Special Adviser to the European Court of Justice on Brexit and Staff Matters. He was previously a judge of the European Union Civil Service Tribunal, and before that a member of, and latterly Director in, the Legal Service of the European Parliament. He has also served as a référendaire at the European Court of Justice, and as a member of different groups of experts involved in the drafting of the European Constitution. Kieran holds a BA in Legal Science from Trinity College, Dublin, a post-graduate diploma from the College of Europe, Bruges, and an LLB and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College, Dublin, and Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, the College of Europe, Bruges, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

EU Asylum and Migration Policy as a Challenge to EU Legality

EU Brouwer

Evelien Brouwer is Senior Researcher/Lecturer at the Migration Law Department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She defended her PhD thesis on the right to effective remedies for third-country nationals in the Schengen Information System at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2007. Her current research involves EU asylum and migration law and, more specifically, border and visa policies and the use of large-scale databases in the EU, with a focus on the right to privacy and data protection, non-discrimination, and effective remedies. For her research on mutual trust in EU migration law, she was awarded a NWO-grant (Dutch Organisation for Science) in 2010. Currently, she is participating in the Horizon 2020 project, CEASEVAL (Evaluation of the Common European Asylum System under Pressure and Recommendations for Further Development). Evelien Brouwer is a member of the Dutch Advisory Committee on Migration Affairs and the Meijers Committee. 

Accession to International Instruments as an EU Legality Constraint

EU De Witte

Bruno de Witte is Professor of European Union Law at Maastricht University, co-Director of the Maastricht Centre for European Law, and also a part-time Professor of Law at the European University Institute in Florence. His main fields of research and publications are constitutional change in the European Union; relations between international, European and national law; protection of fundamental rights in Europe; the rights of minorities, language law and cultural diversity in Europe; internal market law and non-market values; decision-making and legal instruments of EU law.

The Theoretical Foundations of EU Legality 

EU Walker

Neil Walker holds the Regius Chair of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the University of Edinburgh. His main area of expertise is constitutional theory. He has published extensively on the constitutional dimension of legal order at sub-state, state, supranational and global 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. Neil was previously Professor of Legal and Constitutional Theory at the University of Aberdeen (1996-2000), and Professor of European Law at the European University Institute in Florence (2000-2008), where he was also the first Dean of Studies (2002-2005). He has also held various visiting appointments, including the Eugene Einaudi Chair of European Studies, University of Cornell (2007); Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, University of Toronto (2007), Global Professor of Law, New York University (2011-2012), Sidley Austin-Robert D. McLean Visiting Professor of Law, Yale University (2014-2015), International  Francqui  Chair, University of Leuven, (2017) His most recent books are Intimations of Global Law (Cambridge, 2015) and The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications (co-editor, Oxford, 2016).

Common Foreign and Security Policy: A Challenge to EU Legality?


EU Wessel

Ramses A. Wessel is Professor of International and European Law and Governance and Co-Director of the Centre for European Studies at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He specializes in EU external relations law and has written and co-edited several books in that area, including The European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy: A Legal Institutional Perspective (1999), Multilevel Regulation and the EU (2008), International Law as Law of the European Union (2011),  Between Autonomy and Dependence: The EU under the Influence of International Organizations (2013), EU External Relations Law (2014),  The European Union and International Dispute Settlement (2017), and numerous other publications in the field of international and European law. Ramses chairs the standing Advisory Committee on Issues of Public International Law (CAVV) of the government of The Netherlands, is a founding member of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) and serves as an Editor of a number of academic journals in the field.

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