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Durham European Law Institute

Durham European Law Institute

Welcome to the website of the Durham European Law Institute (DELI).

The purpose of DELI is to act as a forum for the discussion of cutting edge European law issues and a channel through which Durham scholars can keep the wider academic and professional communities up to date with the most recent legal developments in the EU.

The research of DELI members spans a wide variety of European law topics, ranging from European constitutional law through the law of the Internal Market to EU external relations and fundamental rights law, with specialisations including work in the EU competition, financial regulation, and public health spheres.

DELI organises a range of activities and projects for the benefit of its members and all those with an interest in European law, including public lectures and seminars, reading groups and undergraduate research activities. We are also active on various social media platforms.

The Institute is always looking to further broaden its horizons by welcoming new researchers covering different aspects of this vibrant and diverse legal field. If you would like to become a member, or would simply like more information on the activities of the institute, please get in touch with our Directors and feel free to browse this site. We look forward to hearing from you.

DELI News

DELI Annual Debate 2017-18

DELI's third Annual Debate for undergraduate students was held on 26 April 2018. The two teams which participated in the debate conducted research and presented arguments on the topic of Brexit and the role of the CJEU. We would like to thank our exceptional team of student representatives who organised this event.

(18 May 2018)


DELI Lunchtime Seminar - Professor Eleanor Spaventa

The Durham European Law Institute hosted the second lunchtime seminar of the year on 8 February 2018. This seminar, entitled "The preliminary deal on Brexit citizens - not as bad as it could have been, not as good as it should be" was delivered by Professor Eleanor Spaventa (Durham Law School).

(9 Feb 2018)


DELI Lunchtime Seminar - Dr Charlotte O'Brien

Dr Charlotte O'Brien (York Law School) delivered the first lunchtime seminar of the academic year. Entitled "EU citizenship in the UK: conditions, chimera and crisis", it took place on Friday 24th November in the Anne Gailbraith Boardroom.

(1 Feb 2018)


Annual Lecture 2017-2018

This year's Annual Lecture, entitled "Britain and Europe: how we got here and where we go next", was given by Sir Jonathan Faull KCMG (King's College London, formerly European Commission) on 21 November in the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre.

(24 Jan 2018)


Durham - KCL Doctoral Workshop in EU Law

On Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September the Durham European Law Institute hosted a doctoral workshop jointly organised by Durham Law School and King's College London, entitled "The State of the Union: Reform, Governance and Judicial Protection".

We are grateful to the speakers who travelled from different parts of the UK and Europe, and to Professor Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG QC, Ms Sinead Moloney, Professor Eleanor Spaventa, Professor Tridimas and Dr Barend van Leeuwen for their participation. We would also like to thank the organisers Andreas Georgiou, Maria Antonia Panasci (Durham) and Napoleon Xanthoulis (King's College) for the success of this event.

(19 Oct 2017)


Annual Lecture 2016-17

Professor Marise Cremona (European University Insititute) delivered this year's Annual Lecture on 8 March. This event, entitled 'The Global Reach of EU Law: the EU as an International Legal Actor' took place in the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre in Durham Law School.

(20 Mar 2017)


Brexit Lecture: 'The Shape of UK Competition Law post Brexit: an Inquiry into the History and Evolution of British Competition Laws and Institutions'

Dr Anca Chirita's lecture slides for 'The Shape of UK Competition Law post Brexit: an Inquiry into the History and Evolution of British Competition Laws and Institutions' are now availabe here.

(2 Mar 2017)


Competition Law Seminar: 'Anti-Trust Damages in EU Law: On the Interplay between Harmonisation and National Autonomy'

Dr Anca Chirita hosted the competition law seminar entitled 'Anti-Trust Damages in EU Law: On the Interplay between Harmonisation and National Autonomy' on 24 February 2017. This seminar was delivered by Dr Albertina Albors-Llorens (Reader in EU Law, University of Cambridge). Dr Albors-Llorens' presentation slides can be accessed here.

(28 Feb 2017)


SLS Annual Seminar: 'Data-driven Mergers Under EU Competition Law'

Dr. Anca Chirita's presentation slides for the Society of Legal Scholars' Annual Seminar, which was held on 27 February, can be accessed here. The seminar was entitled 'Data-driven Mergers Under EU Competition Law'.

(28 Feb 2017)


DELI Lunchtime Seminar: 'Brexit and Implications for Financial Services'

The Durham European Law Institute hosted the second lunchtime seminar of the year on 30 November 2016. This seminar, entitled "Brexit and Implications for Financial Services" was delivered by Professor Niamh Moloney (London School of Economics & Political Science).

(6 Dec 2016)


DELI Luncthime Seminar: 'Who Decides What? The Effect of International Courts’ Rulings in EU law'

The Durham European Law Institute hosted the first lunchtime seminar of the academic year 2016/17 on 25 November 2016. This seminar, entitled "Who Decides What? The Effect of International Courts’ Rulings in EU law" was delivered by Dr Andrés Delgado Casteleiro (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg).

(25 Nov 2016)



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