Dr John Cotter is a lecturer in law at Keele University, United Kingdom. He specialises in EU institutional and procedural law. Prior to joining Keele University, he was a lecturer at the Department of International and European Law at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and at Hasselt University, Belgium. He holds BCL (Law and German) and LLB degrees from University College Cork, Ireland, and a PhD in law from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is qualified as a barrister in Ireland and in England & Wales, and practised at the Irish bar from 2007-2011.