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Dr Julia Schmidt



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Dr Julia Schmidt joined the University of Exeter as a lecturer in law in 2016.

Julia studied for her First State Examination in Law at the University of Mannheim, obtained her LLM in European Legal Studies from the University of Glasgow, and completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

Before coming to Exeter, Julia was a lecturer in European law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Between 2012 and 2015, Julia was a research fellow at the University of Nottingham, School of Law and a member of the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre (NILSC). She also worked as a wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin at the Institute for Public International Law at the University of Bonn (2011-2012). Julia acted as one of the country experts (Germany) on the project 'Access to citizenship in Europe' (EUCITAC) run by a consortium of European Uniiversities. She is a qualified but non-practising lawyer in Germany.

Julia's research focuses on the European Union as an international actor, and in particuar on the EU's common security and defence policy and on military crisis management operations. In addition, her research interests include regional security, the role of regional actors within the responsibility to protect, the use of force and economic sanctions.

Julia is a member of UACES (The Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies), BISA (British International Studies Association) – European Security Working Group, and ESIL (European Society of International Law).

Research interests

European External Relations Law and Policy, European Common Security and Defence Policy, Law of International Organisations, Regional Security, Responsibility to Protect, Use of Force, Economic Sanctions, the EU's Relationship with the United Nations


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