Deirdre Curtin is Professor of Law and Head of the Law Department at the European University Institute.
Director of the Centre for Judicial Cooperation at the Robert Schuman Centre and Professor of European Law and Governance of the University of Amsterdam since 2008, Prof. Curtin also held the Chair in European and International Governance at the Utrecht School of Governance of the University of Utrecht for almost a decade. Earlier she was Professor of the Law of International Organizations at the Faculty of Law of the University of Utrecht (1992-2002).
Deirdre Curtin was also the founding director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), a centre of excellence of the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam.
Prof. Curtin is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, 2003), a laureate of the Spinoza prize by the Dutch Scientific Organization (NWO, 2007) for research in the field of European law and governance. Prof. Curtin holds an Honorary Doctorate in law by the University College in Dublin (2008) and in 2013 was elected an Honorary Bencher by the King's Inn, Dublin.
Full professor of comparative law in the University of Roma Tre, where he has held also courses in ICT Law and EU Transport Law.
From April 2012 to March 2015 he has also been Rector of the Rome University of International Studies (UNINT). In that University he still teaches International Trade Law.
From June 2013 he is Chairman of the Italian Association of Comparative Law. He holds degrees in Law and in Political Science from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and has completed his studies in the USA (Harvard) and in England (Cambridge).