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Olimpiad S. Ioffe Professor of International and Comparative Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

Daimler Fellow - Class of Spring 2012

Peter Lindseth is a professor of international and comparative law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He holds a JD from Cornell and PhD from Columbia in European history. His teaching and research focus on European integration, American and comparative administrative law, and the legal and political history of the modern state in relation to the underlying process of social change. His most book Power and Legitimacy: Reconciling Europe and the Nation-State (Oxford, 2010), explores the legal and institutional foundations of European integration in the modern administrative state as it emerged in Western Europe after 1945. Lindseth’s other books include Comparative Administrative Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010), Administrative Law of the European Union: Oversight (ABA Publishing, 2008), and Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Legal Problems and Political Prospects (Oxford, 2000).


Lindseth has been a visiting professor at Yale Law School, a fellow and visiting professor at Princeton University, and a research scholar and associate director of the European Legal Studies Center at Columbia Law School, where he was also a teaching fellow. In Europe, Lindseth has been a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt, a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies and a lecturer at the Academy of European Law, both at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Additionally, Lindseth has served as a visiting professor on several law faculties in France (Paris and Aix), and, while in graduate school, as a Chateaubriand Fellow at the French Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme administrative court.

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