Jotte Mulder

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Jotte Mulder is assistant professor at the Europe Institute of the Utrecht Law School. Jotte defended his doctoral thesis entitled ‘Social legitimacy in the internal market – a dialogue of mutual responsiveness’ at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) in 2016. His thesis provides a model to discuss the legitimate social impact of internal market law on the basis of a normative framework that is inspired by the work of Karl Polanyi and addresses the challenge to reconcile the economic and social purpose of European market integration. Jotte obtained his bachelor and master degrees in International and European Law at the University of Amsterdam and completed further postgraduate studies in competition economics at Kings College, London. Before turning to academia Jotte practiced EU competition law in Amsterdam and Brussels for many years. He is an editor of the annually updated Jones/Van der Woude Competition Law Handbook and publishes regularly on matters of European economic law. Research interests are broad, covering all areas of internal market law (free movement, competition and state aid) and include theoretical reflections on the constitutional function of these areas of law within the European Union, questions of legitimacy and the limits of internal market integration. An overarching research theme concerns the structural effects of market integration on social diversity within the European Union. That is to say, a liberal society, such as the EU purports to be, contains a diversity of social spheres – e.g. families, markets, politics, religious organizations – and (should) therefore create explicit space for these spheres in the construction of a European legal space. The fundamental challenge for the EU project is to find unity whilst cherishing this diversity. Jotte teaches primarily within the Law & Economics LL.M program. His courses include Methodologies of Law & Economics, Competition Law (I and II) and Moot Court. In addition Jotte teaches general EU law in the bachelor program. Jotte regulary provides legal advice on different fields of EU law to public and private entities.

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