Dr. Geert de Baere

Geert De Baere (°1979) is Assistant Professor of International Law and EU Law at the Faculty of Law and Senior Member of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven. Within the Faculty of Law, he teaches International and European Law (Bachelor of Laws), The Law of the External Relations of the EU (Master of Laws, Master of European Studies, and LL.M), and International Law from a European Perspective (LL.M). He studied law at the University of Antwerp (Cand. Iuris, 1999 and Lic. Iuris, 2002) and at King’s College, Cambridge (LL.M, 2003 and PhD, 2007). In 2005, he was a visiting research fellow at Columbia Law School’s European Legal Studies Center, New York City. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a référendaire in the chambers of Advocate General Sharpston at the Court of Justice of the EU, while being a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Antwerp. His research interests include the legal organisation of EU external relations, the relationship between EU law and international law, comparative constitutional law, including comparative federalism, and the philosophy of EU law and international law.


His publications include De Baere, G, Constitutional Principles of EU External Relations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008) and Cloots, E, De Baere, G, Sottiaux, S (eds), Federalism in the EU (Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing, 2012).