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Dr Andreas Marcou

Lecturer in EU Law and Theory

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+357 24694156


PhD in Law, Queen Mary University of London, 2020

MA Legal and Political Theory, University College London, 2014

LLB in Law, Queen Mary University of London, 2013

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Legal Theory, EU Law


Employment Track

Lecturer in EU Law & Theory, School of Law, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), 2020 – present

Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, 2016-2020


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

Research Interests

My research interests are in legal and political theory and EU Law. I am particularly interested in theories of democracy and legitimacy at the national and the European level. I am also interested in questions of democratic authority, justified lawbreaking, and civil disobedience.


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • LLB Module Leader: Comparative Law, EU Law, Thinking and Arguing the Law, Student Initiated Module
  • LLB Module Team member: Land Law, Classical Foundations of Modern Law, Mooting and Legal Debating, EU Single Market Law
  • LLM Modules Team member: Advanced Legal Systems, Dissertation
  • LLM Module Leader: EU Constitutional Law and Governance

Administrative Roles

Present Roles

Research Fellow for the Jean Monnet Module EU-POP (2019-22) https://eupopulism.eu/

Researcher for the Rule of Law Monitoring Mechanism https://lawblog.uclancyprus.ac.cy/rolmm/

Past Positions

Executive Director for Queen Mary’s ‘Centre for Law Democracy and Society’

Selective Publications 

Andreas Marcou (2020) ‘Obedience and Disobedience in Plato’s Crito and the Apology: Anticipating the Democratic Turn of Civil Disobedience’ Journal of Ethics https://doi.org/10.1007/s10892-020-09346-y

Andreas Marcou (submitted) ‘Non-violence, Communication, and Civil Disobedience’ Jurisprudence

Andreas Marcou (2019) ‘Review Essay: A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should be Uncivil’, Modern Law Review DOI. 10.1111/1468-2230.12452

Eric Heinze and Andreas Marcou (equal co-author), (2016), ‘Review Essay: The Struggle for European Private Law. A Critique of Codification’, Journal of Comparative Law, Vol.10(1)


Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

March 2020                  Invited Speaker, ‘Civil Disobedience and Non-violence’, University of Portsmouth, Law School Research Seminar Series

November 2019            Invited speaker, ‘Non-violence and Civil Disobedience: Perspectives from Criminal Law’ Juris North Discussion Group

July 2019                      Invited speaker, ‘Moral justifications for civil disobedience: Limits of liberalism and the republican alternative’. Workshop on Legal Realism

September 2018            Invited speaker, ‘Obedience and Disobedience in Plato’s Crito and the Apology’ POLEMO Workshop at the Central European University, Hungary.

September 2018            Presenter, ‘A republican theory of justified disobedience: the example of Plato’s Crito’ MANCEPT Workshop on ‘Legitimate Injustice and Just Resistance’


Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Queen Mary University of London, 2015-2019
  • Centre for Law, Democracy, and Society Conference. Funding for conference on ‘Resisting Democratic Law: Circumstances, Methods, and Examples’ (August, 2019)


Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Executive Director for Queen Mary’s ‘Centre for Law Democracy and Society’