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Dr Nicola Countouris
Room 339
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
London
WC1H 0EG
Appointment
  • Reader in Law
  • Faculty of Laws
  • School of Arts & Social Sciences
 
 
Biography

Nicola Countouris joined the Faculty in 2009. Before joining UCL he had taught law at the Universities of Reading, Oxford, and at LSE. He obtained his DPhil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Mark Freedland, and holds an MSc in European Social Policy from LSE and a Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law (Clifford Chance Prize 2001) from the University of Oxford. He has acted as a consultant for the International Labour Office, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna, Italy, and at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. He is one of the co-directors of the Centre for Law and Governance in Europe and a co-ordinator and founding member of UCL’s Labour Rights Institute.


He is also a contributing editor for the International Labour Law Reports series, an editor for the Italian journal Giornale di Diritto del Lavoro e di Relazioni Industriali, a co-coordinator of the ILERA study group on Labour Law and Industrial Relations, and a founding and steering committee member of the recently established international ‘Labour Law Research Network’

Research Summary

Nicola's main research interests are in Labour Law, Social Security law, EU law, and Constitutional and Administrative law. He is currently working on a number of projects ranging from the impact of the ongoing economic crisis on labour and social law, to the conceptualisation of the right to strike in consumer societies, to the role of G. A. Cohen’s work in the analysis of labour relations. He is also involved in a EU funded project on precarious workers, and is currently in charge of a British Academy funded project on ‘Resocializing Europe and the Mutualization of Risks to Workers’.

Teaching Summary
Nicola's main teaching falls within the areas of EU Law and Labour Law. He offers lectures and tutorials in the undergraduate courses of 'EU Law and Human Rights' and 'Employment Law', and in the LLM courses 'International Labour Rights in the Global Economy' and 'European Equality and Employment Law'.
Academic Background
2004 DPhil Doctor of Philosophy University of Oxford
2001 MAS Masters University of Oxford
2000 MSc Master of Science London School of Economics and Political Science
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