IEL Annual Lecture 2013: The European Union in the World: the limits of law and the constraints of politics

Avon room, University of Birmingham
Arts and Law, Research, Students
Monday 25th November 2013 (14:00-15:00)
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Professor Panos Koutrakos (City University London)

Professor Koutrakos joined The City Law School in January 2013 as Professor of European Law. He is a graduate of the Universities of Athens and London, completed a stage at the European Commission in Brussels and holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham.

Panos has taught at the Universities of Bristol (Professor of EU Law: 2006-2012), Durham (Professor of Law: 2004-2006; Lecturer in Law: 1999-2002) and Birmingham (Reader in EU law: 2002-2004). In September 2007, he was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law by the European Commission. He has held visiting posts the Universities of Melbourne (2009, 2013), Sydney (2008, 2010), New South Wales (2013), Iowa (2000, 2002), Michigan (2005), and Antwerp (since 2008). He is the joint editor of the European Law Review. In addition to EU external relations, Panos writes on the law of the single market, with emphasis on the free movement of goods and services. He has also contributed to training programmes for judges and civil servants from central and eastern Europe.

The IEL Annual Lecture:

Each year the Institute of European Law invites an eminent European lawyer or academic to present its annual lecture on a European legal topic. Past speakers have included such distinguished visitors as Sir David Edward, Professor Alan Dashwood and Sir Konrad Schiermann, Gisela Stuart, Hon Mr Justice Elias, Judge Nicholas Forwood, Sir Christopher Bellamy and Professor Piet Eeckhout.