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Postgraduate Diploma in European Union Law

Start Date: 1st October 2020

Application Deadline: EXTENDED

King's College London

Andrea Biondi is Professor of European Union Law and the Director of the Centre for European Law at King’s College London. He is a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw and at Georgetown University. He is a member of the Bar of Florence as well as being an Academic Member of Francis Taylor Buildings Chambers in London. Professor Biondi is on the International Advisory Board of European Public Law, King’s College Law Journal, London Law Review, the European Public Private Partnership Law Review and he is the General Editor of the Kluwer European Law Collection.

Piet Eeckhout studied law (lic.iur.) and European law (lic.Eur.iur) at the University of Ghent, Belgium, where he also obtained his PhD degree. Piet joined King’s College London in 1998 and before that he taught at the University of Ghent and at the University of Brussels (VUB).

Between 1994 and 1998 he worked in the chambers of Advocate General Jacobs at the European Court of Justice. He joined University College London in 2012 as Professor of European Law. Piet is co-editor of the Yearbook of European Law, and also teaches at the College of Europe, Bruges. He is an associate academic member of Matrix Chambers, London.

Professor Eeckhout is a leading authority EU law and international economic law. He is the author of External Relations of the European Union (Oxford University Press 2004). In 2004 he delivered the General Course at the Academy of European Law, Florence, and in 2006 he is General Rapporteur at the biennial FIDE (Federation of European Law Associations) Conference.

Leo Flynn is a Legal Adviser at the European Commission. During 8 years in the AIDES team he has been agent for the Commission in over 100 cases involving State aid. He has been particularly involved in questions concerning State aid to banks. Prior to joining the Commission, he was a référendaire at the Court of Justice for 5 years, from 1997 to 2002. He previously worked at King's College, London, where he is currently a visiting Professor.

Alexander Türk is a Professor in Law and is the Programme Director. He previously worked at the School of Law as a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Lektor (1996-2000) and Lecturer in Law (2000-2006). He was formerly a Lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, Netherlands, (1995-06). Professor Türk studied history (MA) and law (first and second state exam) in Augsburg, Germany. He obtained an LLM in European Law at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, (1994-05). He also holds a PhD from the University of London. Professor Türk is Director of the Anglo-German Programme. He is also visiting lecturer for the London Law Consortium.

Prof Geert Van Calster is professor in the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and the Head of its Department of International and EU law. He is a visiting professor at King’s College, London; Monash University, Melbourne; and American University (Washington). He has been a practising Member of the Belgian Bar since 1994 and as such combined pratical litigation insight with academic overview. In the area of environmental law, of note are his co-authored handbook (with Leonie Reins) on EU environmental law which was published by Edward Elgar in February 2017. Oxford University Press published the second edition of his Handbook of EU Waste Law in mid March 2015. The Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO which he co-edited with Denise Prévost and with editorial help by Leonie Reins was published by Edward Elgar in May 2013. With Wim Vandenberghe and Leonie Reins he edited a research collection on Climate Change Mitigation Law, released February 2015.

Geert writes an acclaimed blog at and his scholarship is regularly cited by Advocate Generals at the European Court of Justice.

Richard Whish is Emeritus Professor of Law at King’s College London; in 2014 he was appointed QC Honoris Causa. He was a non-executive director of the Office of Fair Trading in the UK from 2003 to 2009, and a non-executive director of the Singaporean Energy Markets Authority from 2005 to 2011. He is the co-author, with David Bailey, of Competition Law, 8th edition 2015 (OUP), and the author of many other books, articles, case-notes and book reviews on various aspects of international competition law and policy.

Robert Wintemute is a Professor of Human Rights Law. He joined the Dickson Poon School of Law in 1991 after practising as an Associate in the Bankruptcy Department at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York, 1982-87. In 1978, Professor Wintemute completed his BA in Economics at the University of Alberta (which included a year at Université Laval). In 1982, he earned his LLB (common law) and BCL (Québec civil law) in the National Programme at McGill University. In 1993, he was awarded his DPhil by the University of Oxford.

Professor Wintemute’s special interests lie in Human Rights Law, Anti-Discrimination Law, European Union Law, and Sexual Orientation and the Law.

•"Accommodating Religious Beliefs: Harm, Clothing or Symbols, and Refusals to Serve Others", in Modern Law Review, 2014, Vol 77 (2), p. 223–253.
•“Europe’s Last Colony: 1918 Palestine’s Arab Majority, Jewish Immigration, and the Justice of Founding Israel outside Europe”, in Social and Legal Studies 2012, volume. 21, p.121-134.
•Confronting Homophobia in Europe: Social and Legal Perspectives. Trappolin, L. (ed.). Gasparini, A. (ed) & Wintemute, R. (ed). Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012.
• “Same-sex love and Indian penal code §377: An important human rights issue for India”, inNUJS Law Review 2011, volume 4, p.31-65.
•“The Human Rights Act’s First Five Years: Too Strong, Too weak or Just Right?” in King’s College Law Journal 2006, volume 17, p. 209-228.

Carsten Zatschler is the Director of its Legal and Executive Affairs Directorate of the EFTA Surveillance Authority.

Carsten Zatschler studied law in Cambridge, Paris and Berlin and was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1999, specialising in EU law both in an advisory capacity and in litigation in front of national and EU courts. Between 2004 and 2013, he served in the cabinets of three successive British Judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union, first as Legal Secretary and later as Head of Cabinet.

Carsten Zatschler is a German national, born and raised in Brussels, and speaks fluent English, German and French. He will take up his position at the Authority on 1 September 2015.