Peter L. Lindseth
- Peter L. Lindseth
- Olimpiad S. Ioffe Professor of International and Comparative Law & Director of International Programs
- Hosmer Hall 307
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Peter Lindseth is the Olimpiad S. Ioffe Professor of International and Comparative Law and the Director of International Programs at the University of Connecticut School of Law. His courses include Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, European Union Law, International Business Transactions, Comparative Legal History, and Torts. His research focuses on the historical evolution of the administrative state in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as the relationship of administrative governance to the process of European integration. He holds a B.A. and J.D. from Cornell, and a M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in European history from Columbia.
Professor Lindseth has previously served as the Daimler Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin; visiting professor at Yale Law School; fellow and visiting professor in the Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) Program at Princeton University; visiting fellow (Stipendiat) at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt, Germany; Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies as well as lecturer at the Academy of European Law, both at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy; and visiting professor in the faculty of law at both the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II and the Université de Droit, d'Economie, at des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille, France.
Prior to coming to Connecticut, Professor Lindseth was Research Scholar and Associate Director of the European Legal Studies Center at Columbia Law School, where he was also an Associate-in-Law (teaching fellow) and Managing Editor of The Columbia Journal of European Law. In addition to several graduate fellowships in history and the social sciences, Professor Lindseth was a Chateaubriand Fellow at the French Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme administrative court. Before entering graduate school in history, Professor Lindseth was a litigation associate with Shearman & Sterling and Rogers & Wells, both in New York, where his matters concentrated primarily in the banking and insurance sectors.
Professor Lindseth writes regularly for EUtopia Law, a London-based blog devoted to the discussion of the EU. He is also the founder of europæus|law, a blog for scholars based in North America working in the area of European law in all its dimensions. He is also chair of the organizing committee of the new European Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
Power and Legitimacy: Reconciling Europe and the Nation-State (Oxford University Press, 2010) (reviews available here)
Comparative Administrative Law (co-editor with Susan Rose-Ackerman; Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010)
Administrative Law of the European Union: Oversight (principal author, with Alfred C. Aman and Alan C. Raul; George Bermann, et al., series eds.; ABA Publishing 2008)
Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Legal Problems and Political Prospects (co-editor with George Bermann and Matthias Herdegen; Oxford University Press 2000)
Agents Without Principals?: Delegation in an Age of Diffuse and Fragmented Governance, in Reframing Self-Regulation in European Private Law (Fabrizio Cafaggi, ed.; Kluwer Law International, 2006)
'Always Embedded' Administration: the Historical Evolution of Administrative Justice as an Aspect of Modern Governance, in The Economy as a Polity: the Political Constitution of Contemporary Capitalism (Christian Joerges, Bo Stråth and Peter Wagner, eds.; UCL Press, 2005)
Delegation is Dead, Long Live Delegation: Managing the Democratic Disconnect in the European Market-Polity, in Good Governance in Europe’s Integrated Market (Christian Joerges and Renaud Dehouse, eds.; Oxford University Press, 2002)
Of the People: Democracy, the Eurozone, and Lincoln's Threshold Criterion, 22 Berlin Journal 4 (2012) [based on the Spring 2012 Daimler Lecture at the American Academy in Berlin]
'Outstripping', or the Question of 'Legitimate for What?' in European Governance, 8 European Constitutional Law Review 153 (2012) [reply to reviews in a special book symposium on Power and Legitimacy]
The Critical Promise of the New History of European Law, 21 Contemporary European History 455 (2012) [capstone article of special issue]
Constitutionalism Beyond the State? The Administrative Character of European Governance Revisited, 33 Cardozo Law Review 101 (2012)
The 'Law-Regulation Distinction' and European Integration: Reflections on the German Jurisprudence from the 1960s to the Present, 4 Jus Politicum (2010) (online journal; Paris, France) [special issue: Science du droit et démocratie]
Reconciling with the Past: John Willis and the Question of Judicial Review in Inter-war and Post-war England, 55 University of Toronto Law Journal 657 (2005) [Symposium Issue: Administrative Law Today: Culture, Ideas, Institutions, Processes, Values – Essays in Honour of John Willis]
The Paradox of Parliamentary Supremacy: Delegation, Democracy, and Dictatorship in Germany and France, 1920s-1950s, 113 Yale Law Journal 1341 (2004)
The Contradictions of Supranationalism: Administrative Governance and Constitutionalization in European Integration Since the 1950s, 37 Loyola-Los Angeles Law Review 363 (2003) [Symposium Issue: The Emerging Transnational Constitution]
Democratic Legitimacy and the Administrative Character of Supranationalism: the Example of the European Community, 99 Columbia Law Review 628 (1999)
Law, History and Memory: 'Republican Moments' and the Legitimacy of Constitutional Review in France, 3 Columbia Journal of European Law 49 (1996/97)