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- Professor of Labour Law and European Law
- Faculty of Laws
- UCL SLASH
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’
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’.
|2004||DPhil||Doctor of Philosophy – Law||University of Oxford|
|2001||MAS||Masters – Law||University of Oxford|
|2000||MSc||Master of Science – Social Policy||London School of Economics and Political Science|