Tony Arnull

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

Anthony Arnull specialises in the law of the European Union. He worked at the European Court of Justice from 1989-92 and was Head of Birmingham Law School from 2006-09. He was Director of Education for the College of Arts & Law at Birmingham from 2013-16, with a short break from April to August 2015 when he served as Acting Head of the College.

Professor Arnull is the author of (among other things) The General Principles of EEC Law and the Individual (Leicester University Press, 1990); The European Union and its Court of Justice (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed, 2006); and European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017). He is co-editor of (and a contributor to) The Oxford Handbook of European Union Law (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Consultant Editor of the European Law Review, having been its co-editor from 1996 to 2007. Professor Arnull currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Common Market Law Reports and the comité scientifique of the Journal de Droit Européen. He has given evidence to a number of UK Parliamentary Select Committees and acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords EU Committee. In 2013-14, Professor Arnull was an output assessor for Sub-Panel 20 (Law) in the Research Excellence Framework (REF). In July 2017, he will be giving a specialized course as part of the Summer School on the Law of the European Union at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Laws, University of Leicester

    The General Principles of EEC Law and the Individual

    1984 - 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sussex

    Oct 1976 - Jun 1980
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Eleve libre

    Oct 1978 - Jun 1979

Professional Qualifications

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales , Solicitor

    1983 -

Willingness to take PhD students

Yes

PhD projects

Anthony Arnull specialises in the law of the European Union. He has worked at the European Court of Justice, given evidence to a number of UK parliamentary select committees and acted as a Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords EU Committee. His recent work has examined the response of the member states to decisions of the European Court of Justice perceived as 'activist'; the changing style of scholarship on European Union law; the approach of the UK Supreme Court to European Union law; the process which led to the Treaty of Lisbon; the principle of effective judicial protection in European Union law; the effect of the Treaty of Lisbon on the European Court of Justice; judicial dialogue in the European Union; and the role academics might play in responding to the case law of the European Court of Justice.

Professor Arnull is happy to supervise doctoral research in all his key areas of interest.