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Professor of Law, University of Essex

Steve Peers received a B.A. (Hons.) in history from McMaster University (Canada) in 1988, an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) in 1991, an LL.M. in EU Law from the London School of Economics in 1993, and a Ph.D from the University of Essex in 2001.

His research interests include EU Constitutional and Administrative, Justice and Home Affairs, External Relations, Human Rights, Internal Market and Social Law.

He has written over fifty articles on many aspects of EU law in journals including the Common Market Law Review, European Law Review, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Yearbook of European Law and the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, as well as many chapters in books. He has worked as a consultant for the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union and the Council of Europe, and contributed to the work of NGOs such as Amnesty International, Justice, Statewatch, ILGA-Europe and the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).


  • –present
    Professor of Law, University of Essex