Professor Robert Schütze, PhD

Professor in the Durham Law School
Co-Director of the Durham European Law Institute
Member of the Human Rights Centre
Contact Professor Robert Schütze (email at robert.schuetze@durham.ac.uk)

Robert Schütze is Professor of European Law at Durham University. He is a constitutional scholar with a particular expertise in the law of the European Union and comparative federalism. He joined Durham Law School in 2005, where he teaches European constitutional law and European competition law. Having studied German and English law, he completed his doctoral thesis at the European University Institute, where it received the ‘Europa Prize’ for the best European law thesis between 2003 and 2007. He was a trainee at the Legal Service of the European Commission, Germany’s Permanent Representation at the EU and in the Chambers of former Advocate General Jacobs at the European Court of Justice.

Professor Schütze has published extensively in English, French, and German, and is the author of two innovate textbooks: one on “European Constitutional Law”, and a shorter one called “An Introduction to European Law”. He has been a Visiting Professor or Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London), theCentre for European Legal Studies (Cambridge), Fribourg University (Switzerland), the Institute of European and Comparative Law (Oxford), LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome), and the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law(Heidelberg). In Michaelmas 2013, he will be a Fulbright Schuman Research Scholar at Harvard University.