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Mr Nick Bernard, BA DEA Maitrise (Universite Paris XI)


Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 3942
Room Number: Mile End


Nick Bernard graduated in law from the Université Paris-XI and the University of Kent at Canterbury. After his Masters in International Trade Law from Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne, he took up posts at the University of Essex and at Queen's University Belfast. He joined Queen Mary in 2003 as Senior Lecturer.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • LAW5105 Law of the European Union


Mr Bernard's research interests are in the field of European Union law, especially EU governance and internal market regulation. In addition to his book on Multilevel Governance in the European Union, Mr Bernard has written widely on various aspects of European Union law, such as the European internal market, EU air transport regulation, EU welfare law, EU discrimination law, subsidiarity and citizenship in the EU.


  • 'Internal Market Governance in a Globalised Marketplace: The Case of Air Transport' in N Nic Shuibhne (ed), Regulating The Internal Market  (Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2006)
  • 'Between a Rock and a Soft Place: Internal Market vs Open Co-ordination' in M Dougan and E Speventa (eds), EU Social Welfare Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2005) 261
  • 'A "New Governance" Approach to Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the EU' in T Hervey and J Kenner (eds), Economic and Social Rights under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2003) 247
  • Multilevel Governance in the European Union (Kluwer, Amsterdam, 2002)
  • 'Flexibility in the European Single Market' in C Barnard and J Scott (eds), The Law of the Single European Market - Unpacking the Premises (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2002) 101
  • 'Legitimising EU Law: Is the Social Dialogue the Way Forward?' in Shaw (ed), Social Law and Policy in an Evolving European Union (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2000)
  • 'Decentralised Government and Subsidiarity' in Kirchner (ed), Decentralization and Transition in the Visegrad (Macmillan, London, 1999)
  • 'Citizenship in a Polycentric Polity' in Konstadinidis (ed), A People's Europe - EC/International Law Forum III (Dartmouth, London, 1998)
  • 'La libre circulation des merchandises, des personnes et des services dans le traite CE sous l'angle de la competence' (1998) 34 Cahiers de Droit Européen


Mr Bernard welcomes proposals for postgraduate supervision in the fields of European governance and regulation, internal market law, EU air transport law and EU anti-discrimination law.

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