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Research interests

I am recognized as an expert in EU fundamental rights by the European Parliament, and, in addition to the right to equality (the subject of my doctoral thesis), I have written on the right to property and the rights of the victim (including a communiqué on victims’ rights sent by the Association of Chief Police Officers to all police stations in the UK).  More recently, I have been investigating the UK's withdrawal from the EU ("Brexit").  

Supervisory Interests

I am happy to consider supervising PhD candidates in any of the above areas, or in the areas of EU Law or European Criminal Law more broadly.

Scholarly biography

I am a senior lecturer in EU Law.  I joined the law subject group in 2015 after five years at the University of Bedfordshire, where I was Undergraduate Portfolio Leader for the School of Law.  Before my career in higher education, I practiced law at a number of "boutique" law firms in Brussels.  I have appeared before the Court of Justice of the EU and am cited twice in the European Court Reports. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, King's College London

1 Sep 200731 Aug 2010

Master, University College London

1 Sep 20003 Dec 2001

Bachelor, University of Manchester

1 Sep 19921 Jul 1996

External positions

Committee Member, EU Committee of the Law Society of England & Wales

25 Sep 2017 → …

External Expert in Fundamental Rights, Petitions Committee of the European Parliament

1 Jan 201331 Dec 2014


  • K Law (General)
  • EU Law
  • Law of the European Union
  • Brexit
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Human Rights

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court of justice Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
equality Social Sciences
legality Social Sciences
harmonization Social Sciences
treaty Social Sciences
constitutional law Social Sciences
fundamental right Social Sciences

Research Output 2016 2018

  • 1 Book - authored
  • 1 Book - edited
  • 1 Article

Complex equality and the Court of Justice of the European Union: Reconciling diversity and harmonization

Lang, R., 28 Jun 2018, 378 p. (Nijhoff Studies in European Union Law)

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authoredResearchpeer-review

court of justice

The future of human rights in the UK

Smyth, C-M. (ed.) & Lang, R. (ed.), 1 Oct 2017, 1 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - editedResearch


Trigger happy?

Lang, R., 12 Aug 2016, In : The New Law Journal. 7711, p. 8-8 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
court of justice
constitutional law
European Law