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Professor Alexander Turk

Professor Alexander Turk

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Professor of Law, Vice Dean International

Professor of Law. Assistant Director, Centre of European Law.

Research subject areas

  • Law

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Alexander Türk studied history (MA) and law (first and second state exams) in Augsburg, Germany. He obtained an LLM in European Law at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium (1994-95). He also holds a PhD from the University of London. He worked as Lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, Netherlands (1995-96) before joining the Dickson Poon School of Law in 1996 as a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Lektor.

Professor Türk is Director of the Postgraduate Diploma/MA in EU Law (by Distance Learning). Additionally, Professor Türk is a Visiting Professor of Georgetown University, Washington, Pepperdine University, California, and Iowa University.

Research interests

Professor Türk's principal research interests are in the field of European Union Law, and in particular its constitutional and administrative law. He is also interested in comparative constitutional law, as well as transnational, comparative, and US administrative law.

See Professor Türk's Research Portal profile for full details.


Undergraduate: European law, US Constitutional Law.

Postgraduate: EU Financial Regulation, EU Regulatory Governance.

Selected publications

  • ‘European Banking Union and its Relation with Union Institutions’, in M. Chiti and V. Santoro (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of the European Banking Union Law (Palgrave, 2019)
  • ‘Legal accountability of the European Central Bank in bank supervision: A case study in conceptualising the legal effects of Union acts’ (2019, forthcoming) Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (together with Napoleon Xanthoulis)
  • Specialised Administrative Law of the European Union – A Sectoral Review (OUP, 2018), contributing co-editor, together with H.C.H. Hofmann and G. Rowe, 784 pages, ISBN: 9780198787433
  • ‘Primary Legislation and Legislative Procedures’, in R. Schütze and T. Tridimas (eds.), Oxford Principles of European Union Law (OUP, 2018)