Dr Nathan Gibbs

PhD (European University Institute), MA (Oxon)

Dr Nathan Gibbs


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I graduated from the Universities of Oxford and Paris II in 2000 with a BA in Law with French Law. I was then awarded a British government grant to study on the doctoral program of the European University Institute in Florence. My doctorate was awarded in April 2004 in the area of constitutional theory applied to the European Union. I have lectured in law at the University of Reading (2003-4) and at the University of Limerick (2004-6).



My research interests include: Comparative Law, Public Law, Legal Theory, Legal History and EU Law.

I am currently working on a project in the field of constitutional theory.


Human Rights, Symbolic Form and the Idea of the Global Constitution’Gibbs, N. 2017 In : German Law Journal.18, 3, p. 511-53222 p.
Post Sovereignty and the European Legal SpaceGibbs, N. 2017 In : Modern Law Review.80, 5, p. 812-835
Neo-Roman Republicanism and Modern ConstitutionalismGibbs, N. 2012 In : Cambrian Law Review.43, p. 64-83
European Constitutionalism and the Modern Social ImaginaryGibbs, N. 2010 In : Law and Critique.21, 2, p. 147-162
The Centrality of Social Rights to International Legal Order: Reflections on Alain Supiot’s L’esprit De PhiladelphieGibbs, N. J. 2010 In : Studia Erasmiana Wratislaviensia.4, p. 321-332
The nature of law as an interpretive practice and its associated modes of inquiryGibbs, N. 2009 In : Legal Studies.29, 4, p. 576-59116 p.
The Constitutional Regime of European Integration: The End Game of the End of the Game?Gibbs, N. 2008 In : Irish Journal of European Law.15, 1 & 2, p. 35-4814 p.
Getting Constitutional Theory into Proportion: A Matter of Interpretation?Gibbs, N. 2007 In : Oxford Journal of Legal Studies.27, 1, p. 175-19117 p.
Examining the Aesthetic Dimensions of the Constitutional TreatyGibbs, N. 2005 In : European Law Journal.11, 3, p. 326-34217 p.