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Dr Clemens Rieder

Formerly at Lancaster University

Clemens Rieder

Office Hours:

Mondays 3-4pm and Tuesdays 1-2pm

Research overview

I am currently researching the field cross-border movement of patients in the EU.

PhD supervision

Dr Rieder is happy to consider proposals in the field of EU constitutional law.

Current Teaching

LLB: Comparative Law (LAW 297), European Union Law (LAW 105) and Tort Law (Law 103r)

Business and Enterprise


  • Major Articles and Chapters in Edited Books

C Stychin and C Rieder, 'Living With/Out Proximity: The Absence of a Contested Concept in the Civil Law of Tort' (2014) 29 Tulane European & Civil Law Forum 195-216.

C Rieder, 'The Withdrawal Clause of the Lisbon Treaty in the Light of EU Citizenship (Between Disintegration and Integration)' (2013) 37 Fordham International Law Journal 147-174.

C Rieder, 'When Patients Exit, What Happens to Solidarity?' Ross & Borgmann-Prebil (eds.) Promoting Solidarity in the European Union (Oxford University Press, 2010) 122-135.

C Rieder,  'The EC Commission’s New Adopted Baby: Health Care' (2007-2008) 14 Columbia Journal of European Law 145-167.

C Rieder, 'Protecting Human Rights Within the European Union: Who Is Better Qualified to Do the Job – the European Court of Justice or the European Court of Human Rights?' (2005) 20 Tulane European & Civil Law Forum 73-107.


  • Case Notes 

C Rieder, 'Case C-147/03, Commission of the European Communities v. Republic of Austria, Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) 7 July 2005' (2006) 43 Common Market Law Review 1711-1726.


  • Media Contribution (Op-Ed Articles)

C Rieder, 'Austria at the Crossroads', EuropeanVoice, 17 October 2013, 14

C Rieder, 'Eine verpasste Chance', Die Presse, 11 April 2013, 26 (Die Presse is a leading broadsheet daily newspaper in Austria) [the comment analyses the amendments to the Austrian citizenship law]

C Rieder, 'Zu Kurz gedacht: Das Kreuz mit der direkten Demokratie', Die Presse, 27 April 2012, 39 [the comment discusses problems related with a proposal by the Austrian People's Party on increasing direct democracy]


Conference Presentations:

C Rieder, 'EU Movement of Patients and Human Rights: Ought there be an Individual Entitlement?', paper presented at the 4th Conference on European Law & Policy in Context, The Future of European Law & Policy, Birmingham Law School, 26-27 June 2014

C Rieder, 'Is there a Case for Supra-National Solidarity?', paper presented at the conference Migration and welfare conference: Political discourses and public attitudes in European States, City University London, 18 June 2014

C Stychin and C Rieder, 'Living With/Out Proximity: The Absence of a Contested Concept in the Civil Law of Tort', paper presented at the conference Filling the Gaps: The Study of Judicial Creativity and Equity in Mixed Jurisdictions and Beyond, University of Catania-Italy, 27-28 May 2013 

C Rieder, 'Withdrawal in the Light of EU Citizenship: Integration Through Disintegration', paper presented at the 3rd Conference on European Law & Policy in Context, Integration or Disintegration?, Birmingham Law School, 27-29 June 2012.

C Rieder, 'Why Shouldn't We Care for EU Citizens?', paper presented and panel chaired at the 5th Global Conference on Pluralism, Inclusion & Citizenship. A Diversity and Recognition Project, Salzburg-Austria, 6-8 November 2009.

C Rieder, 'Is Supranational Solidarity Dangerous for National Solidarity?' paper presented at Modern Law Review workshop, Seeking Solidarity in the European Union -Towards Social Citizenship and a European Welfare State, University of Sussex, 7 May 2008.


Administrative Duties:

Acting Deputy Director for the ERASMUS programme.


Career Details:

During the summer 2013 Clemens was a visiting scholar at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Salzburg, Austria.

Clemens joined the Law School as an Academic Fellow in 2012. He worked as Teaching Fellow and a Graduate Teaching Assistant while writing his PhD at Reading Law School under the supervision of Prof Chris Hilson and Prof Chris Newdick and examined by Prof Kenneth Armstrong (University of Cambridge) and Prof Gareth Davies (VU University Amsterdam).

Before coming to the UK he worked for a county administration in the Department of Environmental Law in Austria (Bezirkshauptmannschaft Kufstein, Tirol) and before that he clerked for a Court of First Instance and a Court of Appeal also in Austria in the divisions of civil, criminal and labour law.

He also was an Intern to the European Parliament in Brussels.


PhD Supervision:

I am happy to receive PhD proposals in the field of EU constitutional law.

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