John Cotter BCL, LLB (Hons) (NUI), PhD (Dubl), Barrister (King's Inns & Middle Temple) is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton Law School. He is the module leader of Administrative Law and Human Rights, and the Law of the European Union at undergraduate level, and the Immigration Law elective on the LPC programme.
Dr Cotter completed a BCL (Law and German) degree at University College Cork, Ireland in 2004. He spent the academic year of 2002/03 at Universität Konstanz, Germany. He subsequently received a first class honours LLB degree from University College Cork in 2005 before being called to the Bar of Ireland in 2006, having graduated from King's Inns with merit. John passed his PhD viva at Trinity College Dublin without corrections in November 2016: his thesis was entitled “Extra-Legal Steadying Factors in the Article 267 TFEU Preliminary Reference Procedure”.
Dr Cotter worked as a Research Assistant at the Office of the Attorney General of Ireland on the Statute Law Revision Project in 2006-2007. He practiced at the Irish bar from 2007 to 2011. He lectured and tutored part-time at Dublin City University from 2009-2012, lecturing Advanced European Union Law, Advanced Tort Law, Advanced Contract Law and Introduction to Law as well as tutoring Jurisprudence. He was from January-July 2012 a Visiting Scholar at Universität Rostock, Germany. John was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2014. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Irish Review of Community Economic Development Law and Policy.