The European Commission has awarded a Jean Monnet Chair to Law Alumnus Juan Jorge Piernas López, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Murcia.
Jean Monnet Chairs are specialised teaching posts for university professors, aimed at deepening teaching and research in European Union studies and fostering dialogue between academia and society, both in the Member States of the European Union and in other countries.
Co-funded by the European Union, the Jean Monnet Chair on The Transformative European Union Law Power (TEULP) aims to promote the study of EU law among students, academics and practitioners.
The objective of the TEULP is to highlight and explain the important impact that EU law has on the internal legal systems of EU Member States and beyond the EU's territory, affecting directly the daily lives of millions of people around the world. To this end, alongside the Chair holder, a gender-equal team of experienced and young, national and international academics will carry out numerous teaching, research and dissemination activities outlined in the project.