Dr Eglė Dagilytė

Associate Professor
Faculty of Business and Law
Economics, Finance and Law
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Eglė is Associate Professor in European Law and Society. She is an educator, researcher and consultant, who specialises in European Union law, human rights, social justice, migration and legal education.

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With academic degrees from Lithuania, Sweden and the UK, Eglė joined ARU having finished a traineeship at the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) in Luxembourg.

In the past, she acted as a Country Expert on the European Commission's projects and has consulted for non-governmental organisations and several IT business start-ups.

Eglė is Law REF Convenor at ARU, a Fellow of the Centre of European Law at King's College London, a Senior Fellow of Advance HE and is actively involved in the ARU Centre for Access to Justice and Inclusion (CAJI).

In 2015, she was named as one of the Top 50 UK Higher Education social media influencers by Jisc - the UK's expert body for digital technology and digital resources in higher education, further education and research.

Spoken Languages
  • English (fluent)
  • Lithuanian (native)
  • Russian (intermediate)
Research interests
  • European Union constitutional and internal market law, including Brexit
  • European Union citizenship, free movement of persons, social justice, migration
  • Solidarity and the Rule of Law in Europe
  • Human rights
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Legal education: digitization, assessment, professionalism, employability
Areas of research supervision
  • European Union law
  • Human rights law
  • Social security and employment law
  • Legal education

Doctoral completions as First Supervisor:

  • Haval Al-Hakari (Saeed): Assessing Iraq's failure to Prevent and Punish Genocide on its Territory in the Context of State Responsibility (passed 2023)
  • Scott Fotheringham: The legal conflict between the renewable electricity regulatory framework and the general principles of free trade within the European Union (passed 2019)

Teaching / Module Leader

Over the years, Eglė was involved leading and teaching the following modules:

  • LLB: EU Law,  International Human Rights Law, Company Law in Context, Undergraduate Major Project
  • LLM: Research Methods in Law, Postgraduate Major Project, Current Legal Issues in the International Arena, International Commercial Arbitration
  • LPC: Professional Legal Research
  • PhD in European Law, King’s College London
  • Masters in International and Comparative Law, Uppsala University
  • Bachelor in Law and Management, Mykolas Romeris University
  • Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, King’s College London
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Fellow, Centre of European Law at King’s College London
  • Senior Fellow, Advance HE
  • Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
  • Member, Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
  • Member, University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
  • Member, The Good Lobby Profs
  • Member, Association of Law Teachers (ALT)
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange
Selected recent publications

Smith, D., Dagilytė, E, Greenfields, M., Radley, C., Ghosh, G., Dadswell, A., 2023. EU Older Migrants: Pilot Project Stakeholder Report, Cambridge: ARU

Dagilytė, E., 2020. The promised land of milk and honey? From EU citizen to third-country national after post brexit. In Guild, E., Mantu, S., Minderhoud. P. (Eds). EU Citizenship and Free Movement Rights: Taking Supranational Citizenship Seriously. Leiden: Brill Publishers. 351-381.

Greenfields, M., Smith. D., Dagilytė, E., Ramadan. S., Bright. J. 2019. The impact of migration in the Fenland area. A scoping report. High Wycombe: BNU/Rosmini Centre Wisbech

Dagilytė, E., Coe, P., 2019. Developing professionalism via take-home exams: assessment for learning in law studies. In Bone. A., Maharg. P., (Eds), Critical Perspectives on the Scholarship of Assessment and Learning in Law. Volume 1: England. Acton: ANU Press. 109-138

Greenfields, M., Dagilytė, E., 2018. "I Would Never Have Come if We’d Know It Might Be Like This": On the (Un)intended Consequences of Welfare Governance of EU Roma Migrants in BritainIntersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics. 4, 81-105

Dagilytė, E., 2018. Solidarity - a General Principle of EU Law? Two Variations on the Solidarity Theme. In Biondi, A., Dagilyte, E., Küçük, E. (Eds.), Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Dagilytė, E., 2016. Law Blogging for Formative Peer-Assessment: Improving Students' Writing, Digital Skills and Assessment LiteracyZeitschrift für Didaktik der Rechtswissenschaft (ZDRW). 3, 71-82

Biondi, A., Dagilytė, E., Küçük, E. (Eds.) 2018, Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Dagilytė, E., Greenfields, M., 2015. United Kingdom Welfare Benefit Reforms in 2013–2014: Roma Between the Pillory, the Precipice and the Slippery SlopeJournal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 37, 476-495.

Dagilytė, E., Stasinopoulos, P., Lazowski,, A., 2015. The Importance of Being Earnest: Spelling of Names, EU Citizenship and Fundamental RightsCroatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy. 11 1-45.

Dagilytė, E., Coe, P., 2014. Professionalism in Higher Education: Important not Only for LawyersLaw Teacher. 48, 33–50.

Recent presentations and conferences

Dagilytė, E, Greenfields, M., 2022. ‘Older EU migrants’ access to public services and support in the post-Brexit Environment’. Social Policy Association Annual Conference, 8 July.

Smith, D., Dagilytė, E., Greenfields, M., 2020. ‘East European agricultural workers in the UK: What current and future challenges exist to Post-Brexit incorporation into local communities?’ Social Dynamics Conference. The Centre for Social Sciences Budapest, 16-17 November. (Invited speaker)

Dagilytė, E., 2019. ‘The Definitions of "Third-Country National" and "Family Member" in EU Law: What Interpretation and Practical Implications after Brexit?’. Personalized Solution in European Family and Succession Law (PSEFS) project Public Seminar. University of Ljubljana, 12-13 December. (Invited speaker)

Dagilytė, E., 2019. ‘European solidarity beyond law: Posted workers as a case study’. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on European Solidarity conference. UWE Bristol, 14 February.

Dagilytė, E., 2018. ‘Exploring solidarity in the EU: posted workers in focus’. Sant’Anna STALS guest seminar. Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, 30 May. (Invited speaker)

Dagilytė, E., 2018. EU Citizenship rights after Brexit: understanding the present, preparing for the future. Public event: Brexit and EU Citizens' Rights. Ely4Europe, 25 January. (Invited speaker)

Dagilytė, E., 2017. Invited chair for the discussion ‘Good Practice in Supporting Vulnerable EEA Nationals and their Families’. The EU Living Rights Conference. The Law Centres Network, 20 October.

Dagilytė, E., 2017. ‘Closing remarks on the meaning of expulsion in an area of common citizenship’. EXPULCIT Symposium. Radboud University, 16 June. (Invited panel speaker)

Dagilytė, E., 2017. ‘The 2013–2014 welfare benefits reform in the UK: What impact on Roma migrants who are European Union citizens? ’ SLSA Annual Conference. Newcastle University, 5-7 April.

Dagilytė, E., 2017. ‘Solidarity in the European Union: what for the future?’ Aston Law School Research Seminar. Aston University, 21 February. (Invited speaker)<.p>

Dagilytė, E., 2016. ‘Posting of workers and cross-border workers' solidarity in the EU: The law is not enough.’ The EU Social Market Economy: Challenges and Opportunities Conference. Maynooth University, 23 September. (Invited speaker)

Dagilytė, E., 2016. The 2013–2014 welfare benefits reform: What impact on Roma migrants who are European Union citizens? SPA Annual Conference ‘Social Policy: Radical, Resistant, Resolute’. Ulster University, 5 July.

Dagilytė, E., 2016. ‘Diversity in social security schemes: Internal migration in the EU’. Summer School DIVERSITY. SRH University Heidelberg, 29 June. (Invited speaker).

Dagilytė, E., 2016. Panel co-organiser and speaker: ‘Balancing workers’ social rights with employers’ commercial interests in the EU: A proposal for a more reflective proportionality test in line with the Charter’. CES 23rd International Conference of Europeanists ‘Resilient Europe?' University of Pennsylvania, 16 April.

Dagilytė, E., 2015. ‘Law Blogging with Formative Peer-Assessment: Towards Deeper Learning and Greater Student Engagement’. eLAW Workshop. SRH University Heidelberg, 27 November.

Dagilytė, E., 2015. ‘Blogging as a Learning and Student Engagement Tool in EU Law’. UACES Annual Conference. Deusto Law School, 7 September.

Dagilytė, E., Atkinson-Payne, A., 2015. ‘Old gives way to new: Innovative assessment on the practice-based curriculum’. Association of Business Schools Conference ‘Learning, Teaching and Student Experience’. York, 28-29 April.

Dagilytė, E., Coe, P., 2015. ‘Developing Professionalism via Take-Home Exams: Assessment for Learning in Law Studies’. ALT One-Day Conference ‘50 Years of Assessment in Legal Education’. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, January 29.

Media experience

Dagilytė, E., Padskočimaitė, A. 2021. Lithuania’s Two COVID-19 Quarantines: Challenges and Lessons for the Rule of Law and Human Rights. Verfassungsblog.

Dagilytė, E., Padskočimaitė, A., Vainorienė, A., 2020. Lithuania’s Response to COVID-19: Quarantine Through the Prism of Human Rights and the Rule of Law. Verfassungsblog.

BBC Radio Essex, 2019. Interview on the meaning of Article 50 TFEU in the context of Brexit.

Dagilytė, E., 2019. Brexit: what a delay means for EU citizens and the settled status scheme. The Conversation.

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, 2017. Interview with the Breakfast Show about Lithuanian language, in the context of the Cambridgeshire County Council's Communities and Partnership initiative to set up a conversational Lithuanian class for English speakers in Fenland, to promote social cohesion.

Dagilytė, E., 2016. Brexit and benefits: why leaving the EU won't solve Britain's migration issues. The Conversation.