European Law at Bristol
The University of Bristol, School of Law is an international centre for the study of the law of the European Union. In recognition of its excellence in teaching and research of European law, the School of Law has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Law by the European Commission. Its holder is Professor Panos Koutrakos.
Our expertise is wide and covers EU constitutional law, EU international relations, competition and internal market law, EU labour law and social policy, and European immigration law.
As an international centre of excellence in European law, we:
- have a team of internationally renowned scholars, including Panos Koutrakos, Tonia Novitz, Achilles Skordas, Brenda Sufrin, Charlotte Villiers, Nina Boeger, and Phil Syrpis
- participate actively in shaping cutting-edge research in EU law (for instance, Panos Koutrakos is the joint editor of European Law Review, Brenda Sufrin is the joint General Editor of Butterworths Competition Law (looseleaf), and Nina Boeger is on the editorial board of German Law Journal
- offer a wide range of postgraduate units and a specialized LLM stream in European Legal Studies
- offer PhD supervision in a variety of fields in EU law
- host conferences, workshops, and seminars regularly with high profile scholars, practitioners and policy-makers across Europe
- work closely with other scholars at the School of Law whose research has a European dimension
To be confirmed.
Workshop on The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and International Perspectives, 12-13 July 2012.
The View from the EU Bench: A conversation with a European Judge - Sir David Edward KCMG, PC, QC
Jean Monnet Public Lecture - Mr David Rennie (The Economist), 'How global competition is killing Europe's liberal dream', 2 December 2011.
Bristol EU-International Law Forum 2011: International Responsibility: EU and International Perspectives, 12-13 May 2011
The European Ombudsman at University of Bristol, 5 May 2011. [Text Available]
Workshop: The European Union's External Relations A Year After Lisbon, 4 February 2011
Public Lecture, Mr David Rennie, 'If Obama's America is struggling to make soft power work, what chance does Europe have?', 30 April 2010 [Podcast Available]
Jean Monnet Workshop: 'The legislature, the judiciary and the completion of the internal market', Antwerp, 8-9 March 2010
Public Lecture, Mr Christopher Kuner, 'The Implementation of EU and International Data Protection Law', 22 February 2010
Interdisciplinary Public Lecture Series: 'The Treaty of Lisbon explained', 25 January 2010 and 8 February 2010
Workshop: ‘The State of the European Union’, 27 November 2009.
Public lecture, Mr David Rennie, 'Wishing it away won't help: is the UK losing the plot in Europe?', 1 May 2009
EC-International Law Forum 2009: Beyond the established orders, 5 March 2009
Workshop, 'The European Union in the World - Legal and Political Perspectives', 23 January 2009
Roundtable Event: 'Where do we stand after Kadi? UN, terrorism, human rights and the EU', 3 November 2008
The 2008 Jean Monnet Lecture - Sir Stephen Wall, GCMG LVO, 'Sans Lisbon: Sans Teeth? Sans Everything?'.
Bristol students progress in European Law Moot Court competition 2010-11
New book: Mixed Agreements Revisited - The EU and its Member States in the World