Start date:October 2015
Research Topic:The role of legal services in law-making; the case of the legal service of the European Commission
Research pathway:Empirical Studies in Law
Research Supervisor:Professor Stijn Smismans
Supervising school:School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
This study seeks to explore the precise role of ‘legal expertise’ in the construction of EU law and policy. The Legal Service of the European Commission has hardly been researched. As this is one of the main institutional expressions of ‘legal expertise’ within the EU policy-making process, this study aims to uncover its precise role and features.