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Dr Maria Tzanakopoulou

  • Overview



    Maria is a lecturer at the School of Law, Birkbeck. She studied law in Athens (National and Kapodistrian University) and London (UCL) during which time she also became a member of the Athens Bar Association. She has previously taught European Law and Human Rights Law at King’s College London and University College London. Maria specialises in Public Law and European Public Law and has published mainly in the area of constitutional law and constitutionalism in the state and beyond.

  • Research


    Research overview

    Maria’s main research areas include constitutional law and constitutional theory in a national, regional and global setting. She is interested in theories of power and the state and their internal contradictions. Maria has also researched in the area of European law, focusing mainly on the European Union’s road to constitutionalism. Other research interests include labour law domestically and regionally.

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Current doctoral researchers



    Teaching modules

    • Labour Law (LALW024H6)
    • Labour Law (level 5) (LALW034H5)
    • Labour Law (level 5) (LALW034H5)
    • Legal Systems (LALW040S3)
    • Legal Systems (LALW040S3)
    • Reading the Law (LALW041S3)
    • Labour, law and technology (LALW061S7)
    • Labour, law and technology (LALW061S7)
    • Public Law (GDL) (LALW113H6)
  • Publications



    Book Section