European Commission publishes a study "Consumers' attitudes to Terms and Conditions" collaborated on by Joasia Luzak. Read more.
The annual Lasok Lecture, held since 1977, attracts eminent speakers including EU commissioners, politicians and judges. Find out more.
Centre for European Legal Studies
The Centre’s approach is critical, independent, comparative and contextual. It draws upon a diverse group of research staff and a unique legacy as one of the UK’s earliest and most influential centres in European Legal Studies.
The Centre engages with an international circle of scholars, practitioners, the political community and State and non-State actors. It is assisted in its work by an advisory board. In addition, the Centre maintains collaborative links with other research centres and disciplines on broader themes such as transnational private and commercial law, constitutionalism, human rights, and new forms of governance.
Established in 1972, CELS is one of the oldest centres of its kind in the UK.
CELS has close ties with the Centre for European Governance.
The Centre engages with an international circle of scholars, practitioners, the political community and State and non-State actors. It is assisted in its work by an advisory board
|Associate Professor Joasia Luzak||Director||European consumer law, European contract law and Consumer behaviour|
|Dr Ana Beduschi||Immigration and asylum law (International and European law aspects), International Human Rights law, European Human Rights system, Inter-American Human Rights system, European Union law (notably fundamental rights), International Human Rights Law.|
|Dr Catherine Dupré||Post-communist transition, constitutional justice, human dignity and human rights, crises of democracy, European constitutionalism|
|Professor Andrea Lista||EU Competition law, Corporate law, and International Trade and International Commercial Arbitration|
|Kubo Macak||General international law, international humanitarian law, and the law of cyber security|
|Dr Isabella Rueda||Europeanization of Private Law, Comparative Law, Private International Law, Transnational Commercial Law|
|Dr Aurel Sari||Specialising in public international law and the legal aspects of European security and defence policy.|
|Dr Julia Schmidt||The European Union as an international actor, and in particular on the EU's common security and defence policy and on military crisis management operations. Regional security, the role of regional actors within the responsibility to protect, the use of force and economic sanctions.|
|Dr Stephen Skinner||Research focuses on theoretical, historical and normative dimensions of the relationship between law and democracy|
|Richard Edwards||Human rights law, constitutional law and reform, free speech and aspects of criminal justice
|Dr Catherine Caine|
British International Studies Association
2017 - 2018
The ABC of Online Disclosure Duties: Towards a More Uniform Assessment of the Transparency of Consumer Information in Europe
Open Research Area
2016 - 2019
The Fascist Roots of the Italian Penal Code: Fascist Law and Contemporary Commentary in Comparative Perspective
2011 - 2012
2009 - 2010
Professor Luzak contributes to an international project on collective redress mechanisms in environmental and consumer mass harm situations
Professor Luzak organised an international symposium "Transparency: where art thou in consumer protection?" on June 27.
Professor Luzak presents at the Conference on Research in Private and Market Law - Challenges for the 21st Century
European Constitutional Democracy in Peril - People, Principles, Institutions: International Conference Budapest June 23-24 2016
Anti-Democratic Ideology and Criminal Law under Fascist, National Socialist and Authoritarian Regimes, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 10-11 September 2015
On March 15th, Prof. Steve Peers (University of Essex) was invited by the Centre for European Legal Studies to give the annual Lasok Lecture on the topic of "Brexit and Human Rights". It captivated our audience and led to an interesting debate. The lecture has been recorded for those of our students and colleagues who have not been able to attend.
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LLM Masters of Law
The Exeter LLM is a substantive, rigorous, and genuinely flexible programme of postgraduate study designed for the most ambitious and capable students. Delivered by some of the biggest names in legal research, our LLM allows you to create a bespoke programme of learning addressing your specific academic and professional needs, readying you to fulfil your career ambitions or for doctoral study.
The European Law pathway is designed to give students the opportunity to study the constitutional issues which arise from the concept of the European Union, including law making and the relationship between the EU and Member States.
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We welcome applications from students wishing to study a PhD. You can see our main areas of research on the members tab or use our research expertise search.
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Examples of our students:
Alexandra Böhme (with Politics)
'Constitutional Theory in Britain and Germany. Conceptual Challenges by Supranationalism and Internationalization'
'Can ASEAN Benefit from the European Union's Experience in the Field of Facilitating Corporate Collaboration?'
Gisela Grabow (Germany)
'EU Law and 'best interest of the child' (jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement in Brussels II-bis; juridiction, recognition and enforcement in the traditional Hague Conventions)'
Hammad Hayssan (Egypt)
Subject of theses: 'Copyright Law'