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The Department of Law is committed to the study of law in a comparative and contextual manner, with a special focus on European and international law.

Research focuses on the challenges facing European law, public international law, and private law, looking within cultural, political and economic topics.


Recently published books by LAW professors

Book cover for: Kritika: essays on intellectual property, Volume 3

Kritika: essays on intellectual property, Volume 3

The fields of intellectual property have broadened and deepened in so many ways that commentators struggle to keep up with the ceaseless rush of developments and hot topics. Kritika: Essays on Intellectual Property is a series that is designed to help authors escape this rush. It creates a forum for authors who wish to more deeply question, investigate and reflect upon the evolving themes and principles of the discipline.

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Book cover for: The Law of the European Union: fifth edition

The Law of the European Union: fifth edition

This book provides the most comprehensive and systematic account available of the law of the EC and the EU, including detailed description and commentary on the economic and monetary union. The Law of the European Union is a complete reference work on all aspects of the law of the European Union, including the institutional framework, the Internal Market, Economic and Monetary Union and external policy and action.

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Book cover for: Handbook of legal reasoning and argumentation

Handbook of legal reasoning and argumentation

This handbook addresses legal reasoning and argumentation from a logical, philosophical and legal perspective. The main forms of legal reasoning and argumentation are covered in an exhaustive and critical fashion, and are analysed in connection with more general types (and problems) of reasoning. Accordingly, the subject matter of the handbook divides in three parts. 

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Book cover for: EU legal acts: challenges and transformations

EU legal acts: challenges and transformations

In this collection of essays, originally presented at the Academy of European Law in Florence, the changing landscape of the EU's legal acts is explored. Further to this, the changing boundaries between legal acts and processes which may create norms but do not create 'law' in the traditional sense are analysed. This landscape is presented in two ways. 

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Book cover for: The politics of justice in European private law: social justice, access justice, societal justice

The politics of justice in European private law: social justice, access justice, societal justice

The Politics of Justice in European Private Law intends to highlight the differences between the Member States' concepts of social justice, which have developed historically, and the distinct European concept of access justice. Contrary to the emerging critique of Europe's justice deficit in the aftermath of the Euro crisis, this book argues that beneath the larger picture of the Monetary Union, a more positive and more promising European concept of justice is developing.

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Book cover for: Legal aspects of the precautionary principle: a British Academy Brexit briefing

Legal aspects of the precautionary principle: a British Academy Brexit briefing

This Brexit Briefing provides an overview of the precautionary principle as it is currently interpreted and applied within the EU. It will begin by looking at the European Environment Agency’s working definition of the precautionary principle to identify a number of the key elements and choices that are embedded within it.

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