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Professor Emily Reid LLB (Hons) (Edin); DipLP; LLM International and European Legal Studies (Dunelm); M. Jur. (Dunelm); Ph.D (Soton); PGCAP (Soton); HEA Fellow

Professor of International Economic Law and Sustainable Development

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Position: Professor of International Economic Law and Sustainable Development, Southampton Law School, University of Southampton

LLB (Hons) (Edin); DipLP; LLM International and European Legal Studies (Dunelm); M. Jur. (Dunelm); Ph.D (Soton); PGCAP (Soton); HEA Fellow

Emily Reid undertook her LLB at the University of Edinburgh before completing an LLM in International and European Legal Studies at the University of Durham.  Following a period as Research Assistant in the Durham European Law Institute, Emily undertook her doctoral research at the University of Southampton, supervised by Takis Tridimas.  Emily has taught predominantly EU Law, Public Law, WTO Law, and Globalisation and Law at the Universities of Sussex and Southampton.  She has also been Associate Dean, Education and Student Experience, University of Southampton, from 2015-18

Research interests

Emily's primary research interest lies in International Economic Law and Sustainable Development.  Her monograph, Balancing Human Rights, Environmental Protection and International Trade: Lessons from the European Union was originally published by Hart in January 2015, and in paperback in January 2017.  Having published significantly in EU and international economic law, with a growing focus upon the trade/environment/climate change interface, Emily’s current work is centred upon a long term project, Governance and Regulation in a Globalised Context.

Work in progress:

‘The WTO’s Purpose, Regulatory Autonomy and the future of the Embedded Liberalism Compromise’ forthcoming in 20 years of Domestic Policy under WTO Law: The Embedded Liberalism Compromise Revisited , Toohey and Moon (ed) CUP, 2017 (forthcoming) (Originally presented at The Embedded Liberalism Compromise Revisited, UNSW Law School, Sydney (February 16) )

‘Negative Integration and the ‘courts’ balancing and the room to manoeuvre’  originally presented at: Trade and Environment: positive integration in the EU and the WTO, (invited), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, May 2016.

‘Securing the future in challenging times: the imperative for transparency and accountability in WTO dispute settlement’

Trade and Environment, (ed) with P Delimatsis, Tilburg, Volume 6, Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, Edward Elgar.

‘Law and the Limits of Risk Assessment’, with James Davey. (An early version of this paper was presented at the WLA Hart Workshop, London, September 2016).

PhD Supervision

Emily welcomes enquiries from students interested in undertaking research in International Economic Law, particularly WTO Law with a focus on "trade and..." linkage; EU Substantive Law; Sustainable development; and also those with an interest in questions of governance, legitimacy and accountability relating to emerging non-state/non-traditional actors in the global order.

Affiliate Research Groups

Centre for Law, Policy and Society

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Book Chapters


LLM Law of the WTO and Regional Economic Integration (LAWS  6068)

LLB Law of the European Union (LAWS 2017)

LLB Optional Modules: 'LAWS 30XX Globalisation and Law' (Semester 1) and LAWS 30XX Law, Environment and Ecology' (Semester 2).

Professor Emily Reid
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