Marie-Pierre F. Granger

Academic Rank: 
Associate Professor
Budapest, Oktober 6 u. 7
+36 1 328-3434

Marie-Pierre Granger is a resident Associate Professor, affiliated with three CEU units (School of Public Policy, International Relations Department, and Legal Studies Department).

She received her Ph.D. in European Law from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom) in 2001, after studying both political sciences and law at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Lyon, France), Jean Moulin University (Lyon III, France), Aristotle University (Thessaloniki, Greece) and Montpellier I University (France). Prior to joining CEU in 2004, she held a permanent position as a Lecturer at the School of Law of the University of Exeter.

Marie-Pierre currently teaches courses on Law and Public Policy, Courts as Global Policy Actors, European Union Human Rights Law, and Social Justice. In the past, she taught a variety of courses in the fields of European Union law, comparative law, public law, public administration and European integration and governance, academic legal writing and research, and international human rigths law.

From 2005 until 2012, Marie-Pierre co-directed, together with Imola Streho (Sciences-Po Paris), the annual summer course on Advanced EU Legal Practice, taught by the Total Law Team (led by J. Weiler, NYU). Since 2006, she is the CEU coordinator for the Allianz Summer Academy on Europe, a year-long extracurricular programme offered to selected CEU students and supported by the Allianz Cultural Foundation.

Marie-Pierre’s research interests lie in the fields of European Union Law; European integration and governance; comparative public law; access to justice; judicial process; remedies; human rights; social justice and citizenship.  She is particularly interested in teasing out the dynamics of interactions between law, politics and policy across different levels of governance, and integrating the insights of different disciplines in order to better understand legal developments and the impact of law on society. Her articles appear in European Law Review, European Public Law, the Modern Law Review, Comparative European Politics, etc and she has contributed numerous book chapters in edited volumes and research handbooks, published by Oxford University Press, Hart, Bruylant, Edward Elgar, or Kluwer.  She has carried out management and research activities in two EU funded research projects, a large scale FP7 collaborative research projects on barriers to EU citizenship (bEUcitizen  2014-2017), and a H2020 collaborative project on developing a Theory of Justice for Europe (ETHOS 2017-2019).  She also edited the web-dossier Francovich follow-up which tracked the development and application of liability for violation of EU law. She is the co-editor of two recently published edited volumes: The New EU Judiciary - An analysis of current judicial reform (Kluwerlaw International, 2017) and Civil Rights and EU Citizenship: Challenges at the Crossroads of European, National and Private Spheres (Edward Elgar, 2018). She acted as an expert consultant on state litigation strategies in the context of EU accession, and regularly engages with policy-makers on EU law and EU litigation issues.

Marie-Pierre is the Acting Chair of the Center for European Union Research. She is also an active member of the CEU Equal Opportunity Committee, and the CEU Library Committee.


PhD Law, Exeter University (2001)
D.E.A. European law, Montpellier I University (1997)
Maitrise Sciences Politiques, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki (1996)
Maitrise Public Law, Lyon III University (1995)
Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Lyon (1994)