Dr Joelle Grogan is a lecturer and legal academic at Middlesex University London. Her primary areas of research are UK and European Union law, with a current focus on the Brexit process from the perspective of the Rule of Law, Parliamentary Sovereignty and Democratic Legitimacy. Her work on the constitutional implications of the Repeal Bill, and its potential impact on rights in the UK, is available to read online on the LSE Brexit Blog, and to listen to on podcast from the Law Society.
Prior to her appointment at Middlesex University, Joelle was elected a Scholar of Trinity College Dublin. She graduated with Distinction from the BCL at Oxford University. She completed her doctoral research on the rule of law in the European Union at Oriel College, Oxford University. Her research assessed EU compliance with the rule of law, with case study analysis of the EU as an actor in international trade negotiations (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Investor-State Dispute Mechanism), EU measures in corporate taxation (State Aid, Advanced Tax Rulings, and the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base), and the European Arrest Warrant.
Joelle has been involved in large-scale and international research projects at Middlesex University, and Oxford University. Working with Professor Sionaidh Dogulas-Scott, she completed two reports on EU citizenship rights in the UK and Ireland, as part of a research project funded by the European Commission. Her work has been cited by the Financial Times, the New Statesman and Buzzfeed and has been presented throughout the UK and Europe, and in the US and China.
Joelle is also the creator of Sticky Tricky Law, an online legal education project aiming to make complex legal concepts related to Brexit accessible and understandable to the wider public. Follow it on Twitter and Facebook.
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Learning & Teaching Interests
Joelle Grogan is the Module Leader for EU Law courses, including the LLB Modules European Union Law and Advanced Issues in EU Law and Politics; and the BA EU Internal Market Law. She additionally teaches on the LLB Criminal Law course.
Joelle created and runs StickyTrickyLaw, an online education project on Facebook and Twitter, making complex concepts in law (particularly in terms of Brexit) accessible to a wide audience through humorous, hand-drawn sticky notes accompanied by simplified explanations.