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Prior to joining King’s in September 2019, Dr Darren Harvey was an Early Career Fellow in EU law at Edinburgh Law School. He wrote his doctoral thesis on constitutional review by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) at the University of Cambridge. Before writing his thesis, Darren worked as a research assistant to Prof. Thomas Giegerich at the Jean Monnet Chair of European Union Law and European Integration. Darren holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in European Law from the Europa Institut at Saarland University, and an LLB (Hons) from Edinburgh Law School. Darren has taught a wide range of EU law and Public Law courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In 2018, he was a Stagiaire in the cabinet of Judge Ian Forrester at the General Court of the CJEU.

Research Interests

Darren's main research interests lie in European Union Law, Constitutional Law, Public Law and Judicial Review. His publications to date have focused on the Court of Justice of the European Union and its judicial review function. He has also published journal articles on the role of national parliaments in the EU and the legal implications of Scottish independence. Recently, he has concentrated much of his attention on the legal questions raised by the UK’s proposed withdrawal from the EU, contributing journal articles, book chapters and blog posts that focus primarily on the role of the EU institutions in the Brexit process.


EU Law

Public Law


  • Darren Harvey, Process-Oriented Federalism in the European Union: A (Partial) Response to Critiques of Process Review Advocacy in the European Union (2021) European Law Review (forthcoming).
  • Darren Harvey, Brexit and Covid-19 (2021) King’s Law Journal.
  • Darren Harvey, Federal Proportionality Review in EU Law: Whose Rights Are They Anyway? (2020) Nordic Journal of International Law.
  • Darren Harvey and Steve Peers, Brexit: The Legal Dimension, in Barnard and Peers, European Union Law (3rd edition, 2020, OUP).
  • Darren Harvey, What Role for the European Parliament under Article 50 TEU? (2017) 42(4) European Law Review, pp. 585-602
  • Darren Harvey, Towards Process-Oriented Proportionality Review in the European Union (2017) 23(1) European Public Law, pp. 99-121.
  • Darren Harvey and Oskar Gstrein, The Role of National Parliaments in the European Union (2014) 17(3) Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien (Zeus) pp. 335-359.
  • Darren Harvey, Secession and Dissolution in European Union Member States: A Prospective analysis of the Consequences for European Union Membership (2013) 16(4) Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien pp. 403-448.
  • Darren Harvey, Case Comment: Wightman v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (2019) Juridical Review, pp.334-341.
  • Darren Harvey, Case Comment: Scotch Whisky Association v Lord Advocate (2018) Juridical Review, pp.133-139.