Tobias Lock has been a lecturer in EU Law at Edinburgh Law School since 2013.
He is co-director of the Europa Institute and directs the LLM in European Law and LLM in Law programmes.
His research interest lies broadly speaking in the EU’s multilevel relations with other legal orders. His main focus is on courts as frontline actors in this plural legal environment. He has published two books on the relations between the European Court of Justice and international courts and has done much work on the relationship between the EU and the European Convention on Human Rights, in particular the EU’s accession to the Convention.
Tobias also works on the application of European law and legal remedies by national courts in different Member States with a particular focus on the UK and Germany. This allows him to combine his interest in comparative law with that in European law. As part of this research he published an article on Member State liability in the national courts and another article addressing the differences in the application of the law on belief discrimination in England and Germany. His other other research interests include EU constitutional law; (comparative) German constitutional law, and law and religion.