School of Law PGR conference: Brexit and EU law: a way forward

The purpose of this conference is to provide academics, PhD students, researchers and scholars with a platform to discuss some pressing issues that may emerge as a consequence of Brexit.

The outcome of the European Union membership referendum in 2016 has presented the United Kingdom with one of its greatest challenge of modern times. As negotiations for an exit strategy continue, the School of Law at the University of Leeds is keen to open up conversations on the socio-legal implications of such a monumental transition. The conference is keen to establish possible solutions to the challenges that lay ahead.

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Keynote speaker: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

Dr Nikos Skoutaris received his PhD in Law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) in 2009. Since then, he has worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Tilburg, as an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and as a Senior Research Fellow at the European Institute, LSE. Since October 2013, he is a Lecturer in EU law at the UEA Law School.

His research lies in the interface between EU law, comparative constitutional law and conflict resolution theory. His first monograph (The Cyprus Issue: the four freedoms in a (member-) state of siege (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011) has been characterised as ‘an indispensable piece of literature for anybody interested’ in the interrelationship between the EU and an age-old international conflict. His second monograph (Territorial Pluralism in Europe: Vertical separation of powers in the EU and its Member States (Oxford, Hart Publishing, forthcoming in 2018)) is the end result of his participation in a project funded by the European Research Council. He has also edited a volume (Hart Publishing (2014)) and a special issue (European Journal of Human Rights (2013)) on the EU Accession to the ECHR.

Apart from the two monographs, Nikos is the author of numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, the German Yearbook of International Law, the European Law Review and the Common Market Law Review. His ability to produce research that has a wider social impact was the reason he received the 2017 UEA Engagement Award for outstanding contribution to Public and Community.

Organising committee

Tahir Abass

Mus'ab Al-Qtawna

Dennis Cardinaels

Ibukunoluwa Iyiola-Omisore

Zeynab Malakouti Khah

Marcello Sacco

Shuang Wang


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Moot Court
Liberty Building
University of Leeds

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