After having studied European law at the University of Utrecht, Thomas Vandamme became an attorney at law with the firm of Stibbe (Amsterdam). In 1999 he switched from legal practice to a Ph.D. research on the validity of European directives and their (constitutional) relationship with national legislation (see below under 'Key Publications'). He defended his thesis called 'The Invalid Directive, the legal authority of a Union Act Requiring Domestic Lawmaking' in February 2005. Between 2003 and 2007 Thomas Vandamme worked as a lecturer in European Law at Utrecht University. Since June 2007 he is a lecturer in European Law at the University of Amsterdam.
Dr Thomas Vandamme teaches the following courses at theLawfaculty:
Bachelor Europees recht (B-1750), including the coordination of the course.
'EU Legal Remedies' (M-1781)
'Lawmaking in the EU: Practise and Procedure' (M-1945)
Master Thesis International and European Law (M-3355)
Pleitwedstrijd Europees Recht (M-1970)
Summer Course at Yeditepe University (Istanbul) on the EU - Turkey Association Regime
As of 2007, Thomas A.J.A. Vandamme works as a lecturer / researcher European law at the law faculty of the University of Amsterdam. In 2005 he defended his thesis at the same university, titled The Invalid Directive, the Legal Authority of a Union Act Requiring Domestic Lawmaking (Europa Law Publishing, 2005; see below 'Key Publications')).
His research interests include several topics of European institutional law such as the role of national parliaments in the process of adopting and implementing EU law, the interaction between national constitutional law and European law and the challenges and opportunities that the EU entails for the different federated states in the EU (Germany, Belgium, Spain, the UK, etc.).
Together with Prof. Deirdre Curtin, Thomas Vandamme heads the research (sub)program The Compound EU Political and Administrative Constitutions of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance. For the full text of the program please visit: http://www.jur.uva.nl/acelg-research .
- Opleidingscommissie Bachelor
- Member of the Editorial Board of the European Constitutional Law Review
- Library Committee (on behalf of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance)
Recent publications that can be viewed in full text.
The Invalid Directive (Ph.D. Thesis)