Upcoming events
*  UKAEL Student Evening on Tuesday 20 November: 

EU Law in Practice: A Discussion with EU Law Professionals

The United Kingdom Association for European Law invites students, trainee solicitors and pupil barristers to an evening of short talks on practising EU Law. This will be an informal occasion to meet EU Law professionals and fellow EU Law students. The presentations will address the practice of EU Law, both now and post Brexit, in different sectors of the professional world. Speakers will cover typical work scenarios and career patterns in their field, and will answer any questions. The meeting will be followed by a reception hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

The Bar (Anneli Howard, Monckton Chambers)
Government Legal Service (Daniel Denman, Director DExEU Legal Advisers)
Academia (Professor Andrea Biondi, King's College London)
The International Law Firm (Martin McElwee, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

*  UKAEL Annual Lecture by Sir Martin Donnelly

Sovereignty, Law and the Common Good: Constitutional Lessons from Brexit


Tuesday 4 December 2018 at 6.30 pm
Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London, Strand Campus

Followed by a Drinks Reception


What does the Brexit process tell us about shifting views of law and constitutional legitimacy within and across the United Kingdom?   Events since 2014 have increased the need for a new constitutional settlement, even as the country becomes more profoundly divided about what that might entail. The alternative is an unstable period of majoritarian identity politics, with consequences for the UK’s economic wellbeing and national cohesion.


Sir Martin Donnelly retired from the civil service in 2017 after seven years as a Permanent Secretary. His career included senior positions in the Treasury, Foreign Office, Cabinet Office, Home Office, and Business Department, and he set up the Department of International Trade after the 2016 referendum. He has also worked in the European Commission and French Finance Ministry. He studied at Oxford University, the College of Europe and the Ecole National d’Administration in Paris. He is currently an Academic Visitor at Hertford College, Oxford.



Free to UKAEL members and students, general public £20
Please contact kerstin.wachholz@kcl.ac.uk to register for this event.




Our members enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Discounts and priority booking for all of our events
  • Member rate at the biennial FIDE Congress
  • An invitation to the UKAEL Annual General Meeting
  • Opportunities to study and discuss European Union Law with leading academics and practitioners