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Professor Michael Dougan M.A. (Cantab), Ph.D (Cantab)

Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law Law


Research Interests

Michael works primarily in the field of EU Law. His research interests include:

EU institutional and constitutional law - especially the relationship between Union law and the national legal systems.

Law of the Single Market - especially the free movement of goods, persons and services, and Union regulatory competence / strategies.

EU welfare law - especially the free movement and equal treatment rights of Union citizens, and cross-border social security coordination.

UK withdrawal from the European Union - including its impact on both the domestic and European legal systems.

Michael has published articles in journals such as the Common Market Law Review, European Law Review, European Public Law, European Constitutional Law Review, European Journal of Social Security and Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. He is the author of National Remedies Before the Court of Justice (Hart Publishing, 2004) and the editor / co-editor of various collections of essays and special journal issues - including The UK after Brexit: Legal and Policy Challenges (Intersentia, 2017). He is a co-author of Wyatt & Dashwood's EU Law (6th ed, 2011) - one of the leading English language authorities in the field.

Michael is Joint Editor of the Common Market Law Review - the world's leading scientific journal for EU legal studies.

Research Group Membership

Research Grants

Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law.


October 2005 - September 2008

The Status of 'European Capital of Culture' - Long-Term Effects


January 2013 - December 2014