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Professor Sir Alan Dashwood

Professor of Law

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Alan Dashwood was Professor of European Law at the University of Cambridge from 1995 to 2009 and is now Professor Emeritus. He is a Fellow, now Emeritus, of Sidney Sussex College, of which he was formerly Vice-Master. In January 2012 he became a part-time Professor of Law at City University.

He is also a Barrister in Henderson Chambers, a Bencher of the Inner Temple and took Silk in 2010. He specialises in the law of the European Union, and appears regularly in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the EU. Before election to his Chair at Cambridge, he was a Director in the Legal Service of the Council of the EU.

He was the founding Editor of European Law Review and was one of the Joint Editors of Common Market Law Review until December 2008. He is a co-author of Wyatt and Dashwood’s European Union Law, the sixth edition of which appeared in 2011, and contributes frequently to legal periodicals.

At the invitation of the FCO, he led a team of Cambridge lawyers in drafting a model EU Constitution, as a contribution to the work of the Convention on the Future of Europe. He was appointed CBE in 2004 and KCMG in 2013.


BA Hons. Rhodes University, South Africa
MA Oxon / Cantab
Barrister Inner Temple


2013 Appointed KCMG
2013 - to date King’s College, London, Visiting Professor
2012 - to date City University, London, Professor of Law (part-time)
2011 Law Faculty, University of Ghent, Visiting Foreign Chair
2010 Appointed Queen’s Counsel
2008 University of Copenhagen, appointed Honorary Professor
2004 Appointed CBE
2002 - to date Elected a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple
1997 - to date 2 Harcourt Buildings (now Henderson Chambers), Tenant
1997 - 2000 Sidney Sussex College, Vice-Master
1995 - 2000 Centre for European Legal Studies, Cambridge, Director
1995 - 2009 Professor of European Law, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College; since 2009, Emeritus Professor of Law and Emeritus Fellow of Sidney Sussex.
1987 -1994 Legal Service, Council of the European Union, Director
1984 - 1987 University of Leicester, Head of Department of Law
1980 - 1987 University of Leicester, Professor of Law
1978 - 1980 Court of Justice of the European Communities, Luxembourg, Legal Secretary to Advocate General J-P Warner
1969 Called to the Bar
1975 - 1978 School of European Studies, University of Sussex, Reader in Law
1973 - 1975 Centre of European Governmental Studies, University of Edinburgh, Lecturer
1968 - 1973 Department of Law, University College of Wales, Lecturer
1967 - 1968 Studying for Bar/VI Form Classics Master at Leeds Grammar School
1966 - 1967 Department of Civil Law, University of Glasgow, Assistant Lecturer


Books (5)

  1. Dashwood, A.A., Dougan, M., Rodger, B., Spaventa, E. and Wyatt, D. (2011). Wyatt & Dashwood’s European Union Law. Oxford: Hart Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84946-126-9.
  2. Dashwood, A.A. (2008). The Law and Practice of EU External Relations – Salient Features of a Changing Landscape. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-89923-9.
  3. Dashwood, A. and Johnston, A. (Eds.), (2001). The Future of the Judicial System of the European Union. Oxford: Hart Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84113-241-9.
  4. Dashwood, A. (Ed.), (2000). The General Law of EC External Relations. Sweet & Maxwell. ISBN 978-0-421-59070-0.
  5. Daswhood, A. (Ed.), (1996). Reviewing Maastricht: Issues for the 1996 IGC. Sweet & Maxwell. ISBN 978-0-421-54250-1.

Chapters (8)

  1. Dashwood, A.A. (2010). Mixed Agreements in the Era of the Lisbon Treaty. In Hillion, C. and Koutrakos, P. (Eds.), Mixed Agreements Re-visited: the EU and its Member States in the World. (pp. 351–366). Oxford: Hart Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84113-954-8.
  2. Dashwood, A.A. (2009). The Institutional Framework and the Institutional Balance. In Dougan, M. and Currie, S. (Eds.), 50 Years of the European Treaties: Looking Back and Thinking Forward (pp. 1–17). Oxford: Hart Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84113-832-9.
  3. Dashwood, A.A. (2009). The Law and Practice of CFSP Joint Actions. In Cremona, M. and de Witte, B. (Eds.), EU Foreign Relations Law: Constitutional Fundamentals (pp. 53–77). Hart Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84113-757-5.
  4. Dashwood, A.A. (2008). Article 47 TEU and the Relationship between First and Second Pillar Competences. In Dashwood, A. and Maresceau, M. (Eds.), Law and Practice of EU External Relations Salient Features of a Changing Landscape (pp. 70–103). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-139-47523-5.
  5. Dashwood, A.A. (2008). Article 47 and the Relationship between First and Second Pillar Competences. In Dashwood, A. and Maresceau, M. (Eds.), Law and Practice of EU External Relations (pp. 70–103). Camebridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-89923-9.
  6. Dashwood, A.A. (2004). The Impact of Enlargement on the Union’s Institutions. In Hillion, C. (Ed.), EU Enlargement – A Legal Approach (pp. 45–56). Hart Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84113-376-8.
  7. Dashwood, A.A. (2003). Issues of Decision-Making in the European Union after Nice. In Arnull, A. and Wincott, D. (Eds.), Accountability and Legitimacy in the European Union (pp. 13–40). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-925560-3.
  8. Dashwood, A.A. (1998). Implied external competence of the EC. In Koskenniemi, M. (Ed.), International Law Aspects of the European Union (pp. 113–123). Boston: Kluwer. ISBN 978-90-411-0488-5.

Journal Articles (2)

  1. Dashwood, A.A. (1998). States in the European Union. European Law Review, 23, pp. 201–216.
  2. Dashwood, A.A. (1996). The limits of European Community Powers. European Law Review, 21(2), pp. 113–128.

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