Kathryn Wright



Dr Kathryn Wright
LLB (Kent), Dip (Amsterdam), MA (Lancaster), PhD (UEA), PGCAP (York)



I joined York Law School in 2010. During 2014 I was a visiting fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, and at iCourts Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of Copenhagen. Previously I taught at the University of East Anglia, where I was a Research Associate in the multidisciplinary ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP). Before entering academia I worked at the European Parliament and in a law firm.


Departmental roles

  • Year 3 Tutor
  • University Library Committee Representative



  • European Union administrative law and governance         
  • Regulation and competition       
  • The role of courts       
  • Law and linguistics


  • The European Commission and National Courts
  • Courts and European Regulatory Networks
  • The Impact of EU Soft Law at National Level


Selected publications

  • ‘The Ambit of Judicial Competence After the EU Antitrust Damages Directive’ (2016) 43(1) Legal Issues of Economic Integration 15-40        
  • ‘Jurisdiction and Judgments in Relation to EU Competition Law Claims by M Danov’ (2012) 37(3) European Law Review 355-357        
  • ‘The EU Rules on Standing in Merger Cases: Should Firms Have to Demonstrate “Harm to Competition”?’ (2011) 36(4) European Law Review 500-523 (with M Hviid & M Harker)        
  • ‘Judicial Scrutiny of Merger Decisions in the EU, UK and Germany’ (2011) 60(1) International & Comparative Law Quarterly 93-124 (with M Harker & S Peyer)       
  • ‘The European Commission’s Own ‘Preliminary Reference Procedure’ in Competition Cases?’ (2010) 16(6) European Law Journal 736-759        
  • ‘European Commission Interventions as Amicus Curiae in National Competition Cases: the Preliminary Reference in X BV’(2009) 30 (7) European Competition Law Review 309-313       
  • ‘Bringing Regulatory Processes Back In: The Reform of EU Antitrust and Merger Control’ (2009) special issue ‘The Politics of Conflict Management in EU Regulation’, 32(4) West European Politics 738-755 (with H Kassim)        
  • Editor of double special issue: ‘The Political Economy of Electricity Market Reform in South East Europe’ (2009) 17(1) Utilities Policy, March 2009 (with R Pittman & L Stirton)       
  • ‘Binding the Judicial with the Administrative: Some Aspects of the European Commission’s White Paper on Damages Actions for Breach of EC Antitrust Rules’ (2008) European Current Law, Nov2008 xi-xv        
  • ‘Perfect Symmetry? Impala v Commission and Standard of Proof in EC Mergers’ (2007) 32(3) European Law Review 408-418



  • Competition Law – module leader
  • Law and Language - module leader
  • European Union Law


  • Introduction to Comparative Law - module leader
  • European Competition Law - module leader
  • Research methods
  • PhD Supervision

External activities


European Union Studies Association (EUSA)        

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)       

University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)        

UK Association for European Law (UKAEL)       

Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)        

Invited associate member of ESRC Centre for Competition Policy 2012-        

White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Socio-Legal Local Pathway Leader 2012-2015        

Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) co-convener of EU stream 2013-2015

Editorial duties

  • Reviewer for European Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Cambridge University Press

Contact details

Dr Kathryn Wright
York Law School

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5816