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Joanne Scott

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Head of Department

Professor of European Law

JScottJoanne Scott has been appointed as Professor of European Law at the EUI from 1 April 2017.

She will be on special leave from the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL) where she has taught from 2005.


Joanne taught previously at the Universities of Kent, Queen Mary and Cambridge and has been a visiting professor at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools. She was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the EUI in 1997/98. Joanne was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2013 and as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2012.


Supervision interests

"would be interested in supervising students in all areas of environmental law including climate change law; and in European Union law more generally including especially its external relations dimensions”

Contact Details


Tel. [+39] 055 4686 239 / 511

Email: [email protected] 

Administrative Assistant: Francesca Grassini

Postal address: Law Department | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy (Villa Salviati, Manica - Office SAMN 251)

Working Language: English, French and Italian

Research Interests

Joanne has research interests in the areas of environmental law and climate change law. She has been exploring the theme of EU extraterritoriality in her recent work following the award of a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust (2012-2014). Joanne also has research interests in new modes of EU governance and in the relationships between different legal orders.

Current Research Projects

  • The Global Reach of EU Law: Building on Joanne’s delivery of the General Course in the Academy of European Law at the EUI in 2016, Joanne is working on an introduction to the edited volume that will include the contributions of those who participated in last year’s academy. More info
  • The Court of Justice in the Archives:  Through analysis of a justified selection of cases this project will address how can we best demonstrate and evaluate the potential of the Court of Justice archives from a range of disciplinary perspectives (legal history, sociology of European law, EU law) and how can we convey and consider the specificities of this archival holding. More info

Selected Publications

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