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.



Gibbs, N. 2017. Human Rights, Symbolic Form and the Idea of the Global Constitution’. German Law Journal 18 (3) pp. 511-532.

Gibbs, N. 2017. Post Sovereignty and the European Legal Space. Modern Law Review 80 (5) pp. 812-835. 10.1111/1468-2230.12289 Cadair


Gibbs, N. 2012. Neo-Roman Republicanism and Modern Constitutionalism. Cambrian Law Review 43 pp. 64-83. Cadair


Gibbs, N. 2010. European Constitutionalism and the Modern Social Imaginary. Law and Critique 21 (2) pp. 147-162. 10.1007/s10978-010-9070-1 Cadair

Gibbs, N.J. 2010. The Centrality of Social Rights to International Legal Order: Reflections on Alain Supiot’s L’esprit De Philadelphie. Studia Erasmiana Wratislaviensia 4 pp. 321-332. Cadair


Gibbs, N. 2009. The nature of law as an interpretive practice and its associated modes of inquiry. Legal Studies 29 (4) pp. 576-591. 10.1111/j.1748-121X.2009.00139.x Cadair


Gibbs, N. 2008. The Constitutional Regime of European Integration: The End Game of the End of the Game? Irish Journal of European Law 15 (1 & 2) pp. 35-48. Cadair


Gibbs, N. 2007. Getting Constitutional Theory into Proportion: A Matter of Interpretation? Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 27 (1) pp. 175-191. 10.1093/ojls/gql031 Cadair


Gibbs, N. 2005. Examining the Aesthetic Dimensions of the Constitutional Treaty. European Law Journal 11 (3) pp. 326-342. 10.1111/j.1468-0386.2005.00262.x Cadair