Centre for European and Transnational Legal Studies
The Centre for European and Transnational Legal Studies brings together researchers in the school of law (and beyond) who are interested in the study of European Law and the socio-economic consequences of its legal integration project within, beyond and below the EU. It also aims at generating research cooperation with researchers working on Europeanisation and trans-nationalisation in other faculties. It offers a regular EU discussion group and seminars and events throughout the year.
Its members’ expertise comprises environmental and sustainability studies, economic integration and competition law within the EU and the EU’s external trade policy, EU economic and social constitutionalism, theoretical and comparative aspects of harmonisation and regulation at EU and global levels, studies in European Courts, the EU’s human rights law and policy (including anti-discrimination law and policy), jurisprudential perspectives on EU and global administrative law, internet law and sports law, the EU’s contribution to global justice and trans-nationalisation processes beyond the EU. The Centre also comprises a Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in EU Law and Policy, whose initial award ensued from a research programme on interdisciplinary perspectives on the EU’s contribution to European and global economic and social integration.
The centre members’ diverse research interests convene in a critical approach to the European Union from global, regional and local perspectives as a theme for socio-legal inquiry. The centre invites visiting researchers and cooperation from law, political sciences, sociology, social policy, economics, business administration and labour relation studies. It is also linked to the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Tensions at the Fringes of the European Union” (TREUP), in which legal scholars and political scientists cooperate.