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April 22, 2010

The University of Bristol School of Law awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Law

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.

The School of Law's 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, the School of Law:

  • has a team of internationally renowned scholars, including Panos Koutrakos, Tonia Novitz, Achilles Skordas, Brenda Sufrin, Charlotte Villiers, Nina Boeger, Phil Syrpis, and Nicholas Tsagourias
  • participates 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), Nina Boeger is on the editorial board of German Law Journal and Nicholas Tsagourias on that of Journal of Conflict and Security Law)
  • offers a wide range of postgraduate units and a specialized LLM stream in European Legal Studies
  • offers PhD supervision in a variety of fields in EU law
  • hosts conferences, workshops, and seminars regularly with high profile scholars, practitioners and policy-makers across Europe
  • works closely with other scholars at the School of Law whose research has a European dimension.


About the School of Law

The School of Law at the University of Bristol has a substantial, international postgraduate community, undertaking a range of taught and research-based programmes under the guidance of the School of Law's expert staff. We are committed to excellence in teaching and learning, and in research. Our postgraduate students benefit from our strengths in both.

The LLM is a taught Masters degree which offers opportunities for specialist legal study, and the development of research skills through the production of a dissertation. It is one of the most flexible taught postgraduate law programmes in the UK. The School of Law’s strengths are reflected in the wide range of options taught and/or supervised by specialist tutors.

The LLM has two parts. In Part One, which runs from October to June, students take four taught units, chosen from an extensive list of legal subjects. In Part Two, students undertake an extended period of supervised research leading to the submission of a final dissertation in September.

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