Faculty Areas of Supervision
Prospective applicants should look closely at the research interests specified by the professors in their personal web pages. These will provide the clearest idea of the kinds of research topics that are supervised at the EUI. It should not be assumed that the interests listed are the only topics those professors will supervise, but they should serve as a useful guide. Specific research interests of the professors who are available to supervise new researchers are set out below.
In the application form you are encouraged to list the names of potential supervisors for your research. Faculty members will then become aware that you consider them as potential supervisors. However, you should not contact them and ask them for advice, as this could undermine the competitiveness and fairness of our selection procedure.
Nehal Bhuta, Professor of International Law. Research themes: International Law; International Human Rights Law; International Humanitarian Law; International Criminal Law; History and Theory of International Law.
Deirdre Curtin, Joint Law / RSCAS Professor of European Union Law. Research themes: European Law and Institutions; EU Constitutional and Administrative law; Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe; Accountability of European Governance; Privacy and Security in a Global Context; Transparency and Secrecy in Law and Practice
Peter Drahos, Professor of Law and Governance. Research themes: Property theory; Intellectual property rights; Regulatory and governance theory;Trade agreements and development; Law and technology.
Stefan Grundmann, Professor of Transnational Private Law. Research themes: European Contract, Banking and Company Law; Comparative Contract and Company Law; Private Law and Social Theory; Transnational Law and Governance.
Gábor Halmai, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law. Research themes: Comparative constitutional law; International human rights law; Globalization of constitutionalism; Constitutional-making in democratic transitions; Comparative judicial review; Transitional justice; Religious rights; Freedom of expression.
Claire Kilpatrick, Professor of International and European Labour and Social Law. Research themes: EU social law and policy; EU internal market and social protection; Comparative labour and employment law; Equality and anti-discrimination law; labour rights as human rights; Globalization and labour.
Jürgen Kurtz, Professor of International Economic Law. Research themes: International economic law including the World Trade Organization and bilateral and regional trade and/or investment agreements, Legal hermeneutics and jurisprudential borrowing in public international law, Political economy, Development theory.
Hans-W. Micklitz, Professor of Economic Law. Research themes: European Economic Law, European Private Law, German Private, Commercial and Economic Law, Legal Theory, Theories of Private Law, Social Justice, Theories on Transnational Law.
Giorgio Monti, Professor of Competition Law. Research themes: Economic law; Competition law; Utilities regulation.
Urška Šadl, Professor of Law. Research Themes: Theory and practice of judicial decision making; Empirical legal methods; International courts; Court of Justice of the European Union.
Giovanni Sartor, Professor of Legal Informatics and Legal Theory. Research themes: Legal informatics; Legal theory; Computer law; Law and automation in socio-technical systems.
Martin Scheinin, Professor of International Law and Human Rights. Research themes: Public International Law; Human Rights Law; Comparative Constitutional Law; The Law of Countering Terrorism; Privacy and Surveillance.
Joanne Scott, Professor of European Law. Research Themes: Environmental law, climate change law, EU extraterritoriality, new modes of EU governance and relationships between different legal orders.
Mathias Siems, Professor of Private Law and Market Regulation (from January 2019). Research themes: Corporate and Securities Law; Comparative Law; European Private Law; Private International Law; Law & Economics; Empirical Legal Studies.