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Dr Konstantinos Alexandris Polomarkakis

Lecturer in Law

Dr Konstantinos Alexandris Polomarkakis joined the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Law (Education & Research) in January 2021. His research interests lie mainly in the area of socio-legal studies, focusing on how policy-making, law enforcement and judicial decision-making may affect welfare, broadly conceived. His monograph, provisionally titled 'The Judicial Making of Labour Law', is under contract with Oxford University Press and examines the conceptualisation of European labour law by the European Court of Justice. Other ongoing projects look at the dynamics of judicial decision-making and the underpinning rationales of laws, policies and practices enacted for advancing societal well-being, particularly in the labour law and criminal justice fields. Furthermore, Konstantinos has a keen interest in exploring the development of the social dimension of the European Union.

Prior to joining Exeter, Konstantinos held lectureships at Brunel University London and the University of Lincoln. He holds a PhD in Law (awarded unconditionally) from the University of Bristol, fully-funded by a departmental scholarship. Whilst at Bristol he taught on the Criminal and EU Law modules. In addition to his PhD, he holds an MSc in European and Comparative Social Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE), an LLM in European and Comparative Law from the Catholic University of Portugal, where he was a Millennium BCP Scholar, and an LLB from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Konstantinos is qualified as attorney-at-law in Greece, being a non-practising member of the Athens Bar. In the past, he has worked at Black Sea Trade and Development Bank and at the Institute of Economic Policy and Public Governance of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.

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Research interests

  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Labour Law
  • EU Law & Policy
  • Judicial Decision-making
  • Social Policy-making

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