Visiting Professor Alexander Schuster lectures on both the LLB and LLM programs in the Law School at Trinity College Dublin. He has written widely on European Union law, consumer law, sports law and product liability. His most recent academic paper titled “Tortious Liability for Defective Pharmaceutical and Medical Products” was published in the May 2012 edition of the Quarterly Review of Tort Law. He is also the co-author of Sports Law (First Law, 2007).
Schuster was the director of the Irish Centre for European Law from 1991 through to 1997. The field of applied European Union law is one of his main research areas, and he is currently a research associate of the Institute for International Integration Studies in Trinity College. In 2011, he acted as the Irish rapporteur for the European Commission Report “Services Directive: Assessment of Implementation Measures in the Member States”.
Schuster is also a practising barrister, specialising primarily in the legal areas in which he researches and lectures. He represented Ireland before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case T-89/96, British Steel v. Commission (1999) European Court Reports II – 2089. He has also acted for the state in a number of cases involving the enforcement of European Union law in the sea fisheries and maritime sectors respectively.
Also in a European context, Schuster has represented the Irish salmon farming industry in large scale multi-party product liability litigation against British, Dutch, and Norwegian feed manufacturers. More recently, he acted as sole counsel for the Controller of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks in two High Court cases involving Unilever PLC and Novartis AG.