Assistant Professor A. (Armin) Cuyvers (MJur Oxon) of Leiden University graduated summa cum laude in Civil law (burgerlijk recht), International and European law, and Jurisprudence from the University of Leiden. During his studies he, amongst other things, studied for six months as a visiting student at Harvard College and Harvard Law School and worked for a Member of Parliament. After graduating in the Netherlands he received his Magister Juris title from Exeter College, University of Oxford with distinction. After joining both the Europa Institute and the department of legal philosophy in 2006 as a PhD Fellow, he was appointed as an assistant professor in 2011. He teaches both Dutch and English spoken courses. In 2007 he was a visiting professor at Bilgi University in Istanbul, and in 2009 he spent six months as a visiting professor in Stanford and Berkeley, for comparative research on the EU and the American Confederation.
His thesis concerns the application of constitutional theory to the European Union. By applying insights from constitutional theory it is hoped a new, and constructive, light can be shed on the nature and problems of the European Union. He also regularly participates in advisory projects on European law, such as for instance in projects for the European Commission on the free movement of sportsmen in the EU, for the Asian Development Bank on economic integration in Europe, for CFR on the compatibility of Dutch gaming regulation with European law, and for the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Services of General Economic Interest and the implementation of European law in the Dutch legal order.