Research Profile

Dagmar Schiek

Biography

I am a professor of law and the Vice Dean for Research in the School of Law. From December 2020, I hold the Synnott Family Chair in EU Law, and from September 2011 I have been a Jean Monnet ad personam Chair for EU law. I have been a professor of European Union Law from 2000 (University Carl von Ossietzky, Oldenburg), coming to this position from a background as comparative labour lawyer and anti-discrimination lawyer (in which capacity I also drafted anti-discrimination legislation in Germany). WARNING: My IRIS profile does not yet show all publications and activities (publications are up from 2012 onwards. Check profschiek.com for a full record)

I migrated to the UK in 2007 as a professor of EU Law in the UK (University of Leeds - 2007, Queen’s University Belfast - 2014), and held visiting positions with the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands), London School of Economics (UK), Kiyv Mohyla Academy of Law (Ukraine), University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and University Viadrina Frankfurt Oder (Germany).​Today, my principal research interest is in EU law and its socio-economic impact in and beyond the EU. In Cork, I will continue this work with a stronger focus on how citizens and economic actors can connect to the EU through rights. Investigating the role of rights in EU integration requires a critical legal studies perspective on the EU’s unique socio-economic model, for which I propose a constructivist approach to the EU and its law. I use interdisciplinary methods, including empirical and discursive analysis of case law, in particular the Court of Justice of the European Union. This is exemplified by my first monograph in English, and my recent work the Court of Justice’s concept of solidarity.

I remain research active in comparative labour law, focusing on the interface of labour law and regional economic integration (e.g. in the EU), and the continuing relevance of collective bargaining as a form of social citizenship. This is the basis of two recent journal articles, on the gig-economy. At UCC, I am teaching European Union law and  also employment law. Anti-discrimination law and policy remains another research interest, from a comparative and feminist perspective. More information is available on my personal web page (https://profschiek.com ), 
where you can also find a full cv, list of publications, list of research projects, and list of teaching experience

Research Interests

My main research interest is how the unique quality of the EU's law promotes or endangers the integration process. Here at UCC, I will focus on directly enforceable rights under EU law, forging a way on how the EU can move beyond mere political-institutional integration. That kind of integration has been the focus of EU law research for too long, starting with the 1980s research programme “Integration Through Law”, which highlighted how the EEC enabled integration through law, as opposed to through economic power or even war. Today, the continued success of EU integration will depend on the degree to which citizens and businesses can and do actually rely on the rights generated by the European Union. Such research builds on my completed research projects. From September 2015 to August 2018, I led the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Queen’s University Belfast with the funded research programm “Tensions at the Fringes of the European Union – Regaining the Union’s Purpose (TREUP”). Its four research foci organised conferences on tensions between economic, social and ecological integration, on the constitutional values informing the EU’s trade policy, on the EU’s variegated geometry mainly focusing on “Brexit” and on the different human rights regimes in Europe. From 2014 to 2015, I led a a research study for the European Parliament on EU social and labour rights under internal market law, in cooperation with colleagues from CERIC (Leeds). This project took the Charter of Fundamental Rights for the EU as a starting point, and explored how realising its social rights was impeded by EU economic freedoms and competition law. A socio-legal comparison of Ireland, Poland, Spain and Sweden was the basis of this one-year study. The research leading up to this comparative project drew on the academic discourse conducted under my Jean Monnet ad personam Chair, with the funded project “Economic and Social Integration in the EU and Beyond – Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2011-2014)“. Returning to the basis of the European Economic Community in the 1950s, this project explored the question whether and how economic integration can trigger integrating societies. Surmising that the EU’s legal order will have to contribute to answers, it focused on the interaction of EU law with politics and society, and the EU’s contribution to enhancing global justice. The groundwork for this was laid in the “EESCATL” project (European Economic and Social Constitutionalism after the Treaty of Lisbon, 2008-2010). This projects explored the changes in EU governance in substantive constitutionalism based on three case studies: migration policy, competition and services of general interest, and corporate governance. It was conducted by the University of Leeds (lead), University of Bremen and University of Maastricht. As regards comparative labour law and anti-discrimination law, my research focuses on industrial relations (including potential tensions with competition law) and on intersectional inequalities. In the former field, I have been consulted as expert for an OECD seminar on collective bargaining rights for own account workers. I have also convened two European Conferences on Multidimensional Equality Law” (Oldenburg 2007, Leeds 2009). An overview of all my research projects and my external collaborations and conference contributions from 2011 is attached. Here

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Tensions at the Fringes of the EU - Regaining the Union's PurposeEuropean Commission01-SEP-1531-AUG-18

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Collective Bargaining And Unpaid Care as Social Security Risk: An EU Perspective'
Schiek, Dagmar (2020) 'Collective Bargaining And Unpaid Care as Social Security Risk: An EU Perspective'. International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 39 (3):387-408   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)'„Brexit“ und das Arbeitsrecht: für deutsche Unternehmen und Beschäftigte [Translated title of the contribution: Brexit and Employment Law: For German companies and employees]'
Schiek, Dagmar; Uddin, Shaheen Philip (2019) '„Brexit“ und das Arbeitsrecht: für deutsche Unternehmen und Beschäftigte [Translated title of the contribution: Brexit and Employment Law: For German companies and employees]'. Neue Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht, 36 (6):345-352   [Details]
(2019)'Book review of A European Union after the Crisis - Frank Vandenbroucke, Catherine Barnard, Geert de Baere (eds)'
Schiek, Dagmar (2019) 'Book review of A European Union after the Crisis - Frank Vandenbroucke, Catherine Barnard, Geert de Baere (eds)'. European Law Review, 44 (4):582-585 [Details]
(2018)'On the Never-ending Road to Brexit: Perspectives for the European Union (Special Issue)'
Schiek, Dagmar (2018) 'On the Never-ending Road to Brexit: Perspectives for the European Union (Special Issue)'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 69 (3):221-395   [Details]
(2018)'Brexit on the island of Ireland: beyond unique circumstances'
Schiek, Dagmar (2018) 'Brexit on the island of Ireland: beyond unique circumstances'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 69 (3):367-395   [Details]
(2018)'On uses, mis-uses and non-uses of intersectionality before the Court of Justice (EU)'
Schiek, D. (2018) 'On uses, mis-uses and non-uses of intersectionality before the Court of Justice (EU)'. International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 18 (2-3):82-103   [Details]
(2018)'Outsmarting the gig-economy through collective bargaining–EU competition law as a barrier to smart cities?'
Schiek, Dagmar; Gideon, Andrea (2018) 'Outsmarting the gig-economy through collective bargaining–EU competition law as a barrier to smart cities?'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 32 (2-3):275-294   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Comparing labour laws in the EU internal market: A social actor perspective'
Schiek, D. (2017) 'Comparing labour laws in the EU internal market: A social actor perspective'. International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 33 (1):171-194   [Details]
(2017)'Intersektionelle Diskriminierung vor dem Europäischen Gerichtshof – ein erster verfehlter Versuch? Urteils des Europäischen Gerichtshofs vom 24.11.2016'
Schiek, Dagmar (2017) 'Intersektionelle Diskriminierung vor dem Europäischen Gerichtshof – ein erster verfehlter Versuch? Urteils des Europäischen Gerichtshofs vom 24.11.2016'. Europäische Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht, :407-417   [Details]
(2017)'Towards More Resilience for a Social EU - The Constitutionally Conditioned Internal Market'
Schiek, D. (2017) 'Towards More Resilience for a Social EU - The Constitutionally Conditioned Internal Market'. European Constitutional Law Review, 13 (4):611-640   [Details]
(2016)'Intersectionality and the notion of disability in eu discrimination law'
Schiek, D. (2016) 'Intersectionality and the notion of disability in eu discrimination law'. Common Market Law Review, 53 (1):35-63   [Details]
(2016)'Revisiting intersectionality for EU Anti-Discrimination Law in an economic crisis –a critical le-gal studies perspective'
Schiek, Dagmar (2016) 'Revisiting intersectionality for EU Anti-Discrimination Law in an economic crisis –a critical le-gal studies perspective'. Sociologia del Diritto, 27 (2):23-44   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2014)'The German Federal Constitutional Court’s Ruling on Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) – Another Step towards National Closure?'
Schiek, Dagmar (2014) 'The German Federal Constitutional Court’s Ruling on Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) – Another Step towards National Closure?'. German Law Journal, 15 (2):329-342   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2014)'‘Zwischenruf: Den Pudding an die Wand nageln? Überlegungen zu einer progressiven Agenda für das EU-Anti-Diskriminierungsrecht’'
Schiek, Dagmar (2014) '‘Zwischenruf: Den Pudding an die Wand nageln? Überlegungen zu einer progressiven Agenda für das EU-Anti-Diskriminierungsrecht’'. Kritische Justiz, 47 (4):397-405   [Details]
(2013)'The EU Constitution of Social Governance in an Economic Crisis in Defence of a Transnational Dimension to Social Europe'
Schiek, D. (2013) 'The EU Constitution of Social Governance in an Economic Crisis in Defence of a Transnational Dimension to Social Europe'. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 20 (2):185-208   [Details]
(2012)'Enforcing Employment Discrimination Law – Potential Transplants from Italy to Britain and Vice Versa?'
Schiek, Dagmar (2012) 'Enforcing Employment Discrimination Law – Potential Transplants from Italy to Britain and Vice Versa?'. International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 28 (4):489-512   [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Age discrimination before the ECJ - Conceptual and theoretical issues'
Schiek, D. (2011) 'Age discrimination before the ECJ - Conceptual and theoretical issues'. Common Market Law Review, 48 (3):777-799   [Details]
(2010)'Constitutional Principles and Horizontal Effect: Kücükdeveci revisited'
Schiek, Dagmar (2010) 'Constitutional Principles and Horizontal Effect: Kücükdeveci revisited'. European Labour Law Journal, 1 (3):368-378 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2006)'The ECJ decision in Mangold: A further twist on effects of directives and constitutional relevance of community equality legislation'
Schiek, Dagmar (2006) 'The ECJ decision in Mangold: A further twist on effects of directives and constitutional relevance of community equality legislation'. Industrial Law Journal, 35 (3):329-341   [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Broadening the Scope and the Norms of EU Gender Equality Law: Towards a Multidimensional Conception of Equality Law'
Schiek, D. (2005) 'Broadening the Scope and the Norms of EU Gender Equality Law: Towards a Multidimensional Conception of Equality Law'. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 12 (4):427-466   [Details]
(2005)'Autonomous collective agreements as a regulatory device in European labour law: How to read Article 139 EC'
Schiek, D. (2005) 'Autonomous collective agreements as a regulatory device in European labour law: How to read Article 139 EC'. Industrial Law Journal, 34 (1):23-56   [Details]
(2004)'Just a piece of cloth? German courts and employees with headscarves'
Schiek, D. (2004) 'Just a piece of cloth? German courts and employees with headscarves'. Industrial Law Journal, 33 (1):68-73   [Details]
(2002)'A New Framework on Equal Treatment of Persons in EC Law?: Directives 2000/43/EC, 2000/78/EC and 2002/???/EC changing Directive 76/207/EEC in context'
Schiek, D. (2002) 'A New Framework on Equal Treatment of Persons in EC Law?: Directives 2000/43/EC, 2000/78/EC and 2002/???/EC changing Directive 76/207/EEC in context'. European Law Journal, 8 (2):290-314 [DOI] [Details]
(2002)'From parental leave to parental time: German labour law and EU law'
Schiek, D. (2002) 'From parental leave to parental time: German labour law and EU law'. Industrial Law Journal, 31 (4):361-369   [Details]
(1998)'Sex equality law after kalanke and marschall'
Schiek, D. (1998) 'Sex equality law after kalanke and marschall'. European Law Journal, 4 (2):148-166   [Details]
(1998)'More positive action in community law: Case C-409/95, Marschall v Land Nordrhein-Westfalen [1998] IRLR 39 (ECJ)'
Fitzpatrick, B.,Docksey, C.,Schiek, D. (1998) 'More positive action in community law: Case C-409/95, Marschall v Land Nordrhein-Westfalen [1998] IRLR 39 (ECJ)'. Industrial Law Journal, 27 (2):155-161   [Details]
(1996)'Positive action in community law'
Schiek, D. (1996) 'Positive action in community law'. Industrial Law Journal, 25 (3):239-246   [Details]

Books

 YearPublication
(2012)Economic and social integration: The challenge for EU constitutional law.
Schiek, Dagmar (2012) Economic and social integration: The challenge for EU constitutional law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.   [DOI] [Details]
(2007)Europäisches Arbeitsrecht (3rd edition).
Schiek, Dagmar (2007) Europäisches Arbeitsrecht (3rd edition). Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(2005)Europäisches Arbeitsrecht (2nd edition).
Schiek, Dagmar (2005) Europäisches Arbeitsrecht (2nd edition). Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(2002)Frauengleichstellungsgesetze des Bundes und der Länder: Ein Kommentar für die Praxis.
Schiek, Dagmar; Dieball, Heike; Horstkötter, Inge; Seidel, Lore; Vieten, Ulrike; Wankel, Sybille (2002) Frauengleichstellungsgesetze des Bundes und der Länder: Ein Kommentar für die Praxis. Frankfurt (Main): Nomos. [Details]
(2000)Differenzierte Gerechtigkeit? Diskriminierungsschutz und Vertragsrecht.
Schiek, Dagmar (2000) Differenzierte Gerechtigkeit? Diskriminierungsschutz und Vertragsrecht. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(1997)Europäisches Arbeitsrecht.
Schiek, Dagmar (1997) Europäisches Arbeitsrecht. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(1995)Zweites Gleichberechtigungsgesetz für die Privatwirtschaft.
Schiek, Dagmar (1995) Zweites Gleichberechtigungsgesetz für die Privatwirtschaft. Cologne (now: Frankfurt / Main): Bund Verlag. [Details]
(1992)Nachtarbeitsverbot für Arbeiterinnen - Deregulierung im Namen der Gleichberechtigung?.
Schiek, Dagmar (1992) Nachtarbeitsverbot für Arbeiterinnen - Deregulierung im Namen der Gleichberechtigung?. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2013)European Union non-discrimination law and intersectionality: Investigating the triangle of racial, gender and disability discrimination
Schiek, Dagmar; Lawson, Anna (Ed.). (2013) European Union non-discrimination law and intersectionality: Investigating the triangle of racial, gender and disability discrimination Aldershot: Ashgate.   [Details]
(2011)European economic and social constitutionalism after the Treaty of Lisbon
Schiek, Dagmar; LIebert, Ulrike; Schneider, Hildegard (Ed.). (2011) European economic and social constitutionalism after the Treaty of Lisbon Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.   [Details]
(2007)Materials, Cases and Text on national, supranational and international non-discrimination law. (Series: Ius Commune Casebooks for the Common Law of Eu-rope, general editor: W van Gerven)
Schiek, Dagmar; Waddington, Lisa; Bell, Mark (Ed.). (2007) Materials, Cases and Text on national, supranational and international non-discrimination law. (Series: Ius Commune Casebooks for the Common Law of Eu-rope, general editor: W van Gerven) Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2009)European Union Non-Discrimination Law: Comparative Perspectives on Multidimensional Equality Law
Schiek, Dagmar; Chege, Victoria (Ed.). (2009) European Union Non-Discrimination Law: Comparative Perspectives on Multidimensional Equality Law London: Routledge.   [DOI] [Details]
(2007)Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - ein Kommentar in Europäischer Perspektive (translation of title: General Equal Treatment Act - a commentary from a European Perspective)
Schiek, Dagmar (Ed.). (2007) Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - ein Kommentar in Europäischer Perspektive (translation of title: General Equal Treatment Act - a commentary from a European Perspective) Munich: Sellier, European Law Publishers. [Details]
(2013)The EU economic and social model in the global crisis: Interdisciplinary perspectives
Schiek, Dagmar (Ed.). (2013) The EU economic and social model in the global crisis: Interdisciplinary perspectives Aldershot: Ashgate.   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2021)'Brexit and the Implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement'
Schiek, Dagmar (2021) 'Brexit and the Implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement' In: Fabbrini, Federico (eds). The Law & Politics of Brexit. Volume 3: The Framework of New EU-UK Relationships. Oxford: Oxford University Press.   [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)'Solidarity in the Case Law of the European Court of Justice'
Schiek, Dagmar (2020) 'Solidarity in the Case Law of the European Court of Justice' In: Krunke, Helle; Petersen, Hanne; Manners, Ian (eds). Transnational Solidarity. Concepts, Challenges, Opportunities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.   [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Perspectives on social citizenship in the EU: From status positivus to status socialis activus via two forms of transnational solidarity'
Schiek, D. (2017) 'Perspectives on social citizenship in the EU: From status positivus to status socialis activus via two forms of transnational solidarity' In: Kochenov, Dimitry (eds). EU Citizenship and Federalism. The Role of Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Einleitung E: Tarifvertrag und Kartellrecht [collective agreements and competition law]'
Schiek, Dagmar; Ulber, Daniel (2016) 'Einleitung E: Tarifvertrag und Kartellrecht [collective agreements and competition law]' In: Däubler, Wolfgang (eds). Tarifvertragsgesetz. Kommentar [Act on Collective Agreements, commentary]. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(2016)'Völker- und Unionsrechtliche Determinanten des Tarifvertrags [International and EU Law frame for collective agreements]'
Schiek, Dagmar (2016) 'Völker- und Unionsrechtliche Determinanten des Tarifvertrags [International and EU Law frame for collective agreements]' In: Däubler, Wolfgang (eds). Tarifvertragsgesetz. Kommentar [Act on Collective Agreements, commentary], 4th edition. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(2016)'Einleitung I: Europäische Tarifverträge [European Collective Agreements]'
Schiek, Dagmar (2016) 'Einleitung I: Europäische Tarifverträge [European Collective Agreements]' In: Däubler, Wolfgang (eds). Tarifvertragsgesetz. Kommentar [Act on Collective Agreements, commentary], 4th edition. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(2016)'A constitution of social governance for the European Union'
Schiek, Dagmar (2016) 'A constitution of social governance for the European Union' In: Kostakopoulou, Dora; Ferreira, Nuno (eds). The Human Face of the European Union: Is the EU Humane Enough?. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Proportionality in Age Discrimination Cases: Towards a Model Suitable for Socially Embedded Rights (Chapter 4)'
Schiek, Dagmar (2015) 'Proportionality in Age Discrimination Cases: Towards a Model Suitable for Socially Embedded Rights (Chapter 4)' In: Numhauser-Henning, Ann; Rönnmar, Mia (eds). Age Discrimination and Labour Law. Alphen aan den Rijn: Wolters Kluwer.   [Details]
(2014)'Intersektionelle Diskriminierung im EU Recht – eine kritische Reflexion [Intersectional discrimination in EU law - a critical reflection]'
Schiek, Dagmar; Mulder, Jule (2014) 'Intersektionelle Diskriminierung im EU Recht – eine kritische Reflexion [Intersectional discrimination in EU law - a critical reflection]' In: Simone Philipp, Isabella Meier, Veronika Apostolovski, Klaus Starl, Karin Maria Schmidlechner (eds). Intersektionelle Benachteiligung und Diskriminierung. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(2014)'Article 23: Equality between women and men'
Schiek, Dagmar (2014) 'Article 23: Equality between women and men' In: The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary, 1st edition. Oxford: Hart Publishing.   [Details]
(2013)'Gender Equality under the Charter of Fundamental Rights for the European Union – a New Lease of Life for Positive Actions?'
Schiek, Dagmar (2013) 'Gender Equality under the Charter of Fundamental Rights for the European Union – a New Lease of Life for Positive Actions?' In: Jens Fejø, Ulla Neergaard, Christina Tvarnø, Grit Olykke (eds). Festskrift Liber Amicarum et Amicorum in Honour of Ruth Nielsen. Copenhagen: Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag. [Details]
(2013)'Introduction'
Schiek, D.,Lawson, A. (2013) 'Introduction' In: Schiek, Dagmar; Lawson, Anna (eds). European Union Non-Discrimination Law and Intersectionality Investigating the Triangle of Racial, Gender and Disability Discrimination. Aldershot: Ashgate.   [Details]
(2013)'Preface'
Schiek, D.,Lawson, A. (2013) 'Preface' In: European Union Non-Discrimination Law and Intersectionality Investigating the Triangle of Racial, Gender and Disability Discrimination. Aldershot: Ashgate.   [Details]
(2013)'Preface'
Schiek, D. (2013) 'Preface' In: The EU Economic and Social Model in the Global Crisis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Aldershot: Ashgate.   [Details]
(2013)'The EU's socio-economic model(s) and the crisi(e)s - any perspectives?'
Schiek, D. (2013) 'The EU's socio-economic model(s) and the crisi(e)s - any perspectives?' In: Schiek, Dagmar (eds). The EU Economic and Social Model in the Global Crisis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Aldershot: Ashgate.   [Details]
(2013)'Social services of general interest: The EU competence regime and a constitution of social governance'
Schiek, D. (2013) 'Social services of general interest: The EU competence regime and a constitution of social governance' In: Neergaard, Ulla; Szysczak, Erica; van den Gronden, Johann Willem; Krajewski, Markus (eds). Social Services of General Interest in the EU. Vienna: Springer.   [Details]
(2013)'Organizing EU equality law around the nodes of ‘race’, gender and disability'
Schiek, D. (2013) 'Organizing EU equality law around the nodes of ‘race’, gender and disability' In: Schiek, Dagmar; Lawson, Anna (eds). European Union Non-Discrimination Law and Intersectionality Investigating the Triangle of Racial, Gender and Disability Discrimination. Aldershot: Ashgate.   [Details]
(2013)'Intersectionality in EU law: A critical re-appraisal'
Schiek, Dagmar; Mulder, Jule (2013) 'Intersectionality in EU law: A critical re-appraisal' In: Schiek, Dagmar; Lawson, Anna (eds). European Union Non-Discrimination Law and Intersectionality Investigating the Triangle of Racial, Gender and Disability Discrimination. Aldershot: Ashgate.   [Details]
(2012)'Equality and Economic and Social Life - Including Implications for the European Union'
Schiek, Dagmar; Mulder, Jule (2012) 'Equality and Economic and Social Life - Including Implications for the European Union' In: Westendorp, Irene (eds). The Women’s Convention Turned 30: Achievements, Setbacks and Prospects. Cambridge, Antwerp, Portland: Intersentia. [Details]
(2012)'European Union Non-Discrimination Law: a multidimensional perspective'
Schiek, Dagmar (2012) 'European Union Non-Discrimination Law: a multidimensional perspective' In: Navas Navarro, Susana (eds). Iguales y Differentes ante el Drecho Privado. Valencia: Tirant Lo Blanch. [Details]
(2012)'Einleitung C: Tarifvertrag und anders legitimiertes Recht (Introduction part c: Collective Agreements and law flowing from other sources'
Schiek, Dagmar (2012) 'Einleitung C: Tarifvertrag und anders legitimiertes Recht (Introduction part c: Collective Agreements and law flowing from other sources' In: Däubler, Wolfgang (eds). Tarifvertragsgesetz. Kommentar [Act on Collective Agreements, commentary], 3rd edition. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(2012)'Einleitung G: Europäische Kollektivvereinbarungen [Introduction section GEuropean Collective Agreements]'
Schiek, Dagmar (2012) 'Einleitung G: Europäische Kollektivvereinbarungen [Introduction section GEuropean Collective Agreements]' In: Däubler, Wolfgang (eds). Tarifvertragsgesetz. Kommentar [Act on Collective Agreements, commentary], 3rd edition. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(2012)'Social Ideals and the Court of Justice of the European Union'
Schiek, Dagmar (2012) 'Social Ideals and the Court of Justice of the European Union' In: Evas, Tatjana; Liebert, Ulrike; Lord, Christopher (eds). Multilayered Representation in the European Union: Parliaments, Courts and the Public Sphere. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(2012)'Comparative law and European harmonisation - a match made in heaven or uneasy bedfellows'
Schiek, D. (2012) 'Comparative law and European harmonisation - a match made in heaven or uneasy bedfellows' In: Andenas, Mads; Anderson, Camilla (eds). Theory and Practice of Harmonisation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.   [Details]
(2011)'Introduction'
Schiek, D.,Liebert, U.,Schneider, H. (2011) 'Introduction' In: European Economic and Social Constitutionalism after the Treaty of Lisbon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.   [Details]
(2011)'Re-embedding economic and social constitutionalism: Normative perspectives for the EU'
Schiek, D. (2011) 'Re-embedding economic and social constitutionalism: Normative perspectives for the EU' In: Schiek, Dagmar; Liebert, Ulrike; Schneider, Hildegard (eds). European Economic and Social Constitutionalism after the Treaty of Lisbon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.   [Details]
(2008)'Preface'
Schiek, D.G.,Chege, V.A. (2008) 'Preface' In: Schiek, Dagmar; Chege, Victoria (eds). European Union Non-Discrimination Law: Comparative Perspectives on Multidimensional Equality Law. London: Routledge.   [Details]
(2008)'From European Union non-discrimination law towards multidimensional equality law for Europe'
Schiek, D. (2008) 'From European Union non-discrimination law towards multidimensional equality law for Europe' In: Schiek, Dagmar; Chege, Victoria (eds). European Union Non-Discrimination Law: Comparative Perspectives on Multidimensional Equality Law. Aldershot: Ashgate.   [Details]
(1999)'Contract law, discrimination and european integration'
Schiek, D. (1999) 'Contract law, discrimination and european integration' In: Wilhelmsson, Th & Hurri, S (eds). From Dissonance to Sense: Welfare State Expectations, Privatisation and Private Law. Aldershot: Ashgate.   [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2015)EU Social and Labour Rights and EU Internal Market Law.
Schiek, Dagmar; Oliver, Liz; Forde, Christopher; Alberti, Gabriella (2015) EU Social and Labour Rights and EU Internal Market Law. European Parliament, Policy Department A, Brussels.   [Details]
(2004)Proaktiver Schutz vor (rassistischer) Diskriminierung im Arbeitsrecht - lernen von Südafrika?.
Schiek, Dagmar; Busch, Sebastian (2004) Proaktiver Schutz vor (rassistischer) Diskriminierung im Arbeitsrecht - lernen von Südafrika?. Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf. [Details]

Blog

 YearPublication
(2021)A new dawn for the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland?.
Schiek, Dagmar (2021) A new dawn for the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland?. Dublin: Blog   [Details]
(2020)Karlsruhe 5 May 2020 – spelling the “end of the EU” or indicating distrust in judicial dialogue?.
Schiek, Dagmar (2020) Karlsruhe 5 May 2020 – spelling the “end of the EU” or indicating distrust in judicial dialogue?. Belfast: Blog   [Details]
(2020)How Can and Should the European Union respond to COVID-19 beyond short-termism?.
Schiek, Dagmar (2020) How Can and Should the European Union respond to COVID-19 beyond short-termism?. Belfast: Blog   [Details]
(2019)The ECJ’s Wightman ruling, the “Brexit” process and the EU as a constitutional entity.
Schiek, Dagmar (2019) The ECJ’s Wightman ruling, the “Brexit” process and the EU as a constitutional entity. Frankfurt (Oder): Blog   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Jean Monnet ad personam Chair European Union

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Society of Legal Scholars member/
University Association for Contemporary European Studies Member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
School of Law Research Committee Chair2021 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1999University of Bremen Habilitation (venia legendi)European and German Civil and Labour Law
1988Oberlandesgericht Hamburg State Examination in LawLaw
1986University of Hamburg Diploma (additional subject)Journalism
1992University of Hamburg PhD (doctora iuris)Law

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent
German FluentFluentFluent
Spanish FluentBasicFunctional

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

During the last 30+ years I have taught at higher education institutions in three different countries (Germany, England, Northern Ireland) with some additional teaching activities in the Netherlands and Ukraine. I am also engaged in further education, mainly through teaching at the European Academy of Law in Trier (Germany), and have experience on offering blended learning formats. I believe that the academic learning and teaching should aim at enabling graduates to think critically, research and evaluate information adequately for a range of professional activities and to continue studying their subject in a self-directed manner after graduation. My main objective in teaching is to convey a systematic understanding of the field I am teaching, and to introduce students to methods to enhance their knowledge through self-study. Teaching students a canon, possibly implying that this canon will remain unchanged, would not motivate students for adapting to change. In order to achieve this, law should be taught in historical, social and economic perspective. Graduates will thus be able to appreciate future change, and to update their knowledge accordingly. From this main objective, three sub-objectives derive:
  • First, students need to be introduced to some canonical knowledge, consisting of the main cases and the main pieces of legislation (which in International Law subjects such as EU law includes Treaty law and derived legislation).
  • Second, students need to be made aware of conditions under which the law and its application have developed, and how they relate to socio-economic factors.
  • Third, students need to be enabled to reflect critically on the canon, and to develop their own approaches, either in response to clients’ interests, or to policy demands.
Methods for achieving these objectives differ.
  • Conveying canonical knowledge can be achieved by offering very structured study materials, which give precise directions which cases and academic writing to read. A lecture is a good medium to introduce these materials, but lectures should be supplemented by and on-line learning environment for students to explore the topics offered. Lecture recordings and videos can enrich an on-line environment, though they cannot replace contact hours. I record lectures since 2012, and find that students are more confident in asking questions in lecture and by e-mail, since they can satisfy themselves that the question has not been answered already.
  • Making students aware of how the law has developed and how it relates to other factors can be achieved through reflective discussion of parts of the canon, e.g. in tutorials. For this purpose, self-directed learning needs to be encouraged. Selected materials, made available through web environments, and guiding questions for group discussions are helpful.
  • Enabling critical reflection can be achieved by presenting historical or even political material (e.g. through web-pages containing multi-media material) and to have students engage with these. This can be achieved (depending on class size) through moot-like exercises, or through delivery of mini-essays, and discussion of these among students. A good e-learning environment can enable such learning without face-to-face teaching. 
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