- BA (Sussex)
- PhD (Leicester)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
After studying at the School of European Studies, University of Sussex, and the Institut d'Etudes Européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Professor Arnull qualified as a solicitor with a ‘magic circle’ firm in the City of London. He began his academic career in 1983 at the University of Leicester, where he was awarded his doctorate in 1988. From 1989 to 1992, Professor Arnull worked at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg as a référendaire in the chambers of Advocate General FG Jacobs. He was appointed Wragge Professor of European Law at the University of Birmingham in 1991 and took up his post there the following year. He became Barber Professor of Jurisprudence in 2008. He is currently serving as Director of Education for the College of Arts & Law.
- Legal Foundations of the European Union (LLB)
- Law of the European Union (LLB)
- European Union Competition Law (LLM)
- EU Constitutional Law (LLM)
- Law of the Internal Market (LLM)
Professor Arnull is happy to supervise doctoral students working on legal aspects of the European Union, particularly (but not exclusively):
- the role and jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice
- the configuration of the European Union’s judicial system
- the protection of fundamental rights in the European Union
- the relationship between European Union law and national law, especially that of the United Kingdom
PhD title 'The Impact on the Individual of the General Principles of the Law of the European Economic Community.'
Professor Arnull's research has focused mainly on the law of the European Union, in particular the role and jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice; the configuration of the European Union's judicial system; and the relationship between European Union law and national law, especially that of the United Kingdom. His monograph on the European Court of Justice, now in its second edition, has been described as ‘an excellent book…useful, well-conceived and thoroughly well-executed…’
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 Appellate Committee of the House of Lords to European Union law; the process which led to the Treaty of Lisbon and the various crises by which that process was punctuated; the events surrounding the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon by Ireland; 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.
- Deputy Director of Education, College of Arts and Law (2011-13).
- Member, Promotions Panel, College of Arts and Law (2010- ).
- Member, Management Group, Birmingham Law School (2010- ).
- Chair, Comprehensive Programme Review (LLB) (2010-11).
- Head of Education, Birmingham Law School (2010-11).
Selected Recent Publications
- The European Union and its Court of Justice (2nd ed, OUP, 2006).
- Continuity and Change in EU Law: Essays in Honour of Sir Francis Jacobs (ed, with P Eeckhout and T Tridimas) (OUP, 2008).
- A Constitutional Order of States? Essays in EU Law in Honour of Alan Dashwood (ed, with C Barnard, M Dougan and E Spaventa) (Hart, 2011).
- The Americanization of EU Law Scholarship, in A Arnull, P Eeckhout and T Tridimas (eds), Continuity and Change in EU Law: Essays in Honour of Sir Francis Jacobs (OUP, 2008), 415-431.
- European Union Law: A Tale of Microscopes and Telescopes, in M Egan, N Nugent and W Paterson (eds), Research Agendas in EU Studies: Stalking the Elephant (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 168-188.
- Europe’s Nemesis? The Long Road to the Lisbon Treaty, in H Koch, K Hagel-Sørensen, U Haltern and J Weiler (eds), Europe: The New Legal Realism. Essays in Honour of Hjalte Rasmussen (DJØF Publishing, 2010), 11-37.
- Keeping their Heads Above Water? European Law in the House of Lords, in J Lee (ed), From House of Lords to Supreme Court: Judges, Jurists and the Process of Judging (Hart, 2011), 129-148.
- Ireland and the Lisbon Treaty: All’s Well That Ends Well? in A Arnull, C Barnard, M Dougan and E Spaventa (eds), A Constitutional Order of States: Essays in EU Law in Honour of Alan Dashwood (Hart, 2011), 39-57.
- What is a General Principle of EU Law? in R de la Feria and S Vogenauer (eds), Prohibition of Abuse of Law: A New General Principle of EU Law? (Hart, 2011), 7-23.
- Me and My Shadow: The European Court of Justice and the Disintegration of EU Law (2008) 31 Fordham International Law Journal 1174-1211. Translated into Romanian as ‘Solitar: Curtea Europeană de Justiţie şi dezintegrarea dreptului Uniunii Europene’ (2011) Revista Română de Drept European 28-54.
- The Law Lords and the European Union: Swimming with the Incoming Tide (2010) 35 European Law Review 57-87.
- The Principle of Effective Judicial Protection in EU Law: An Unruly Horse? (2011) 36 European Law Review 51-70.
- Judicial Activism and the Court of Justice: How Should Academics Respond? Maastricht Faculty of Law Working Paper No 2012-3 (17 January 2012) http://www.rechten.unimaas.nl/maastrichtworkingpapers. Also available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1986817.