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Dr Adrienne Yong

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The City Law School, Academic Programmes

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About

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Adrienne has been a Lecturer at The City Law School since August 2017. At City, Adrienne teaches on the LLB Programme in European Law and Land Law. She is the MPhil/PhD Research Training Programme co-ordinator, and the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL) Research Seminar co-ordinator.

Adrienne completed an LLB (Hons) at Durham University with First Class Honours and an LLM in European Union Law at King's College London with Distinction before starting her PhD at King's. She was awarded her PhD in 2016.
Prior to joining City, Adrienne was Lecturer in Law at the University of Hertfordshire, where she was also the Undergraduate Cohort Tutor (personal tutor) for all Year 3 students. She has also taught EU Law as a visiting lecturer at King's College London on their LLB Programme as well as with the King's Summer School.

Adrienne's research interests are in European human rights and EU citizenship, and her work currently focuses on considering the effect of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on human rights protection of EU citizens. To this effect, she has been quoted by the Financial Times and The Economist and has appeared on the radio to speak about Brexit.

Adrienne's thesis, entitled 'The Rise and Decline of Fundamental Rights Protection in European Union Citizenship Case Law' critically examined the development of Union citizenship rights in the European Union and its relationship with fundamental rights protection in the Court of Justice of the EU, with a particular focus on the effect of Euroscepticism on its decisions in these areas. A monograph of her PhD thesis is currently under contract for publication with Hart Publishing.

Qualifications

  1. PhD, King's College London, London, United Kingdom
  2. LLM (EU Law), King's College London, London, United Kingdom
  3. LLB (Hons), Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

Employment

  1. Lecturer in Law, City University London, London, Aug 2017 – present
  2. Lecturer in Law, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Sep 2015 – Aug 2017
  3. Visiting Tutor in EU Law, King's College London, London, Sep 2013 – May 2014
  4. Research Assistant, King's College London, London, May 2013 – May 2015

Memberships of Committees

  1. European Human Rights Law Review Editorial Board

Memberships of Professional Organisations

  1. Society of Legal Scholars

Awards

  1. King's Graduate School King's Overseas Research Scholarship
  2. University of Hertfordshire School of Law Dean’s Awards for Student of the Year (SOTYs) 2015/16 Tutor of the Year
  3. Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London Best Student on the LLM in European Law

Languages

Chinese (Cantonese) (can speak and understand spoken), Chinese (Mandarin) (can speak and understand spoken), English (can read, write, understand spoken and peer review) and French (can read, write, speak and understand spoken).

Publications

Journal Articles (4)

  1. Yong, A. (2017). Forgetting human rights - the Brexit debate. European Human Rights Law Review, (5) .
  2. Yong, A. (2016). Driving a wedge between friends?: The Court of Justice of the EU and its citizens in the case of welfare benefits. European Human Rights Law Review, (6), pp. 664–671.
  3. Yong, A. (2015). The Limits to Benefit Tourism: The Case of Elisabeta Dano v Jobcenter Leipzig. Cyprus Human Rights Law Review, 3(2), pp. 217–217.
  4. Yong, A. (2014). Opinion of AG Sharpston (12 December 2013) and grand chamber judgment (12 March 2014) in cases C-456/12 O and B and C-457/12 S and G. King's Law Journal, 25(2), pp. 155–158. doi:10.5235/09615768.25.2.155.

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (6)

  1. 24th International Conference of Europeanists 2017. (Conference) Glasgow, United Kingdom (2017). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Future of EU Citizens’ Rights – Will Fundamental Rights be Further Forgotten?
    Author: Yong, A.
  2. The Inter-relationship between the European Convention on Human Rights and European Union Law. (Conference) Nicosia, Cyprus (2017). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Articles 8 ECHR and the Charter of Fundamental Rights – do the Courts understand the right to data protection?
    Author: Yong, A.
    Co-authors: Pearce, H.
  3. Edinburgh Europa Research Group Seminar Series 2016/17. (Public lecture) Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2016). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The constitutional crisis of the EU citizen in fundamental rights protection and EU citizenship law
    Author: Yong, A.
  4. Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference 2016. (Conference) Lancaster, United Kingdom (2016). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The constitutional crisis of the EU citizen in fundamental rights protection and EU citizenship law
    Author: Yong, A.
  5. The Age of Austerity: A New Challenge for State Powers. (Workshop) Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2016). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The austerity crisis in the EU: a damning effect on citizenship and fundamental rights protection
    Author: Yong, A.
  6. UACES Student Forum. (Conference) Birmingham, United Kingdom (2014). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Commonality, not Diversity: A Legitimate Union Citizenship towards a More Legitimate EU
    Author: Yong, A.

Online Articles (3)

  1. Brexit Briefing: The case for associate EU citizenship. Financial TimesQuoted from the EUtopia Law blog
  2. Can Britons keep their EU citizenship after Brexit? The Economist
  3. The problems associated with associate citizenship of the EU. EUtopia Law Blog

Radio Programme

  1. Bouche à Oreille. Radio Verulam BREXIT: Situation légale des ressortissants de l’UE en GB

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