Clemens Rieder


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Clemens has published in the field of citizenship, solidarity and health care. Currently, he is researching the social question in its transnational context. In his research he is interested in legal doctrinal but also political theory.

Find my  pdf versions of my papers on SSRN.



Clemens is a Lecturer in EU Law. He studied Law at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and holds a Mag.iur and a doctorate from there. He then completed a Mag.phil in political science also from Innsbruck. His dissertation was supervised by Prof Heinrich Neisser, the representative of the Austrian government in the Convention which drafted EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

He further completed an LLM from the University of Notre Dame (USA) and a PhD from the University of Reading. While pursuing his PhD at Reading, Clemens was awarded a scholarship as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. His PhD from Reading was examined by Prof Kenneth Armstrong (Cambridge) and Prof Gareth Davies (Amsterdam) and awarded without corrections.

In Austria Clemens clerked for a Court of First Instance (Bezirksgericht) and Court of a Appeal (Landesgericht) in the areas of private law (in particular contract law and labour law). He also worked for a Regional Council in Austria (Bezirkshauptmannschaft) in the field of environmental law. Before moving to the UK in 2005, he was an intern for a political party in the European Parliament.

Clemens started his full-time academic employment as a Teaching Fellow at Reading, before moving to Lancaster where he took up the post as a Faculty Academic Fellow (Lectureship) in Law. During summer 2013, he was a visiting scholar at the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (Austria), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. In 2016 he was appointed at Queen's Law School as a Lecturer in EU Law. In the same year he also held a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.

He is a reviewer for the British Academy and The Dutch Research Council.

Clemens is an Executive Committee Member of the Centre of European and Transnational Studies (CETS) currently without Director

Ocassionally, he also writes OpEds for Die Presse a major Austrian daily broadhseet on Austrian or European politics.



UG Teaching

  • EU Law (Levels 1-3; Module Coordinator for more than 300 students)

Postgraduate Teaching

  • EU Constitutional Law (MLaw; Module Coordinator)
  • EU Law (JD)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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