Robert Schütze

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Robert Schütze is Professor of European Union Law. Outside the Law School, he co-directs the Global Policy Institute together with the political scientist Professor David Held. He is also a Visiting Professor at the School of Government of LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome) and at the College of Europe (Bruges). In the past, he has been a Visiting Professor or Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London), the Centre for European Legal Studies (Cambridge), Fribourg University (Switzerland), the Institute of European and Comparative Law (Oxford), and the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg). He has also been a Fulbright-Schuman Scholar at the Centre for European Studies at Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Schütze is a constitutional scholar with a particular expertise in the law of the European Union and comparative federalism. He has published extensively and his work has been translated into a number of languages. He is one of the co-editors of the Yearbook of European Law and the “Oxford Principles of European Union Law”; and he also co-directs the Hart Series on “Parliamentary Democracy in Europe”.

He is the author of “European Union Law” (with Cambridge University Press) and “An Introduction to European Law” (with Cambridge University Press) – a website dedicated to both books can be found here. He has published a number of monographs (and edited collections). His book “From Dual to Cooperative Federalism: The Changing Structure of European Law” received the “Best Book” award of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), and has had a pioneering impact on the academic literature on the ‘federal’ nature of the European Union. His “Foreign Affairs and the EU Constitution” is a collection of his well-known essays on the external affairs powers and principles of the European Union. He is currently completing a second volume on the changing-structure-of-European-law theme, which deals with the structure of the internal market.

Professor Schütze is the principal investigator of the “Neo-Federalism” Project – funded by the European Research Council. The project investigates how political power should be divided within and among national peoples, and especially analyses whether the federal principle could prove a philosophical key to the contemporary legal developments in the international and (sub)national spheres.