Dr. Laurens Ankersmit is assistant professor in EU law at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He studied law and international relations at the University of Groningen and at the College of Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in EU law from VU University, Amsterdam, writing his dissertation on fair and sustainable trade within the EU internal market. In the past he worked at ClientEarth, an environmental law organisation.
Vanessa Franssen is an associate professor at the University of Liège (Belgium), an affiliated senior researcher at the Institute of Criminal Law of the KU Leuven (Belgium) and a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg. Furthermore, she is a member of the Brussels bar. Prof. Franssen studied Law and Romance Languages at the KU Leuven and Panthéon-Sorbonne University of Paris 1. She was a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School. Her research mainly focuses on EU criminal law, cybercrime, comparative criminal procedure, economic and financial criminal law, the interplay between criminal and administrative law in Europe, as well as EU competition law.
Dr. Oliver Garner is a Brexit Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He holds a B.A. in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws, and a Doctorate in Laws from the European University Institute (EUI). His Ph.D. thesis analyses Member State withdrawal and opt-outs from the European Union.
Jasmin Hiry is a PhD researcher at the University of Luxembourg in European Law, specializing in European constitutional law. After completing her Bachelor in European Law at Maastricht University she obtained her LL.M. in International Laws from the same University. During her studies she spent three semesters abroad at Birmingham City University (UK) as well as the Europa-Institut Saarbrücken (Germany). She worked as a lecturer in the Department of Public Law at Maastricht University prior to pursuing her PhD. Her research focuses on the rights of initiative in the European Union.
Orla Lynskey is a lecturer in law at the London School of Economics where she teaches on Digital Rights, Cyberlaw, IT law and Competition law courses. She studied law at Trinity College Dublin (LLB) and the College of Europe (LLM) before completing a PhD in European data protection law at the University of Cambridge. Previously, she worked as an academic assistant at the College of Europe, as a contractual agent at the European Commission and at an international law firm.
Dr. Benedikt Pirker studied EU and international law at the University of Innsbruck, the College of Europe and the Graduate Institute Geneva. He is Maitre d'enseignement et de recherche at the Institute for European Law of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).