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Jo Hunt

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Reader in Law

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Dr Jo Hunt has a background in interdisciplinary (law and political science) work on the EU. She graduated with an LL.B with European Legal Studies from the University of Southampton in 1994. This was followed by an LL.M in International, European and Comparative Law at Keele University, and then a PhD from the University of Leeds on policy evolution in EU employment policy.

Before arriving in Cardiff in 2001, Jo was a lecturer at Leeds University. She teaches EU modules across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Leeds, 2005), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Her current research interests focus on aspects of regionalism and devolution in the context of the European Union. In 2015 she was appointed as a Senior Fellow under the ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe initiative, with a project looking at the UK Devolution and the EU referendum (see http://www.ukandeu.ac.uk). She is working with colleagues in the Wales Governance Centre on Wales and Brexit issues, see the Wales and EU Hub http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/wgc/eu/

Jo Hunt is the former current Legal Developments contributor to the Journal of Common Market Studies Annual Review, and has also been (with Dr. Chloe Wallace, Leeds University) European Developments section editor of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law.

Since 2003 she hs been on the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Society. She is a past member of the executive of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, and  a current member of the ESRC Peer Review College.


















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My research background is in the governance of the European Union. I work at the interface of law and political science, as it applies to systems of multi-level governance. This includes the UK's own system of territorial governance, with its devolution of legislative competence to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. A particular focus is on understading this constitutional order as we move from the framework provided by EU membership.

I have been funded by ESRC (Senior Fellowship under the UK in a Changing Europe initiative, 2015-2018, £174,990) for a research and engagement project on the impact of Brexit on devolved legislative powers. This project highlighted the issue of managing the exercise of lawmaking powers by the Parliaments and Governments of the UK, in the absence of the framework provided by EU internal market rules. I have hosted roundtables with officials on these matters, and co-authored reports including responses to the 2020 Internal Market Bill e.g. , UK Internal Market Bill , Devolution and the Union  which recommended a series of improvements to the Bill. The Report was cited in Parliamentary debate.

Along with my colleague Dan Wincott, i have also been funded by the Legal Education Foundation (2018 and 2020, total £302,653) to establish the Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit which has supported over 40 organisations with roundtables and written guides, and has been an influential partner for Welsh Government, and for sister organisations across the UK.


My teaching, at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, ranges across EU and Public/Constitutional law topics. I have extensive experience as a module leader, and as an external examiner, for institutions including Leeds, Edge Hill, Nottingham and Glasgow Universities.


Senior Fellow, ESRC UK in a Changing Europe initiative, 2015-http://www.ukandeu.ac.uk

Oral and written evidence to the House of Lords EU Select Committee on Wales and EU Reform and Referendum; National Parliaments.

Former member SLSA Executive Committee

Editorial Board member - Journal of Law and Society; former European Developments Editor Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law; Former Legal Develoments commentator, Journal of Common Market Studies.

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I have supervised PhD projects in the area of EU law and governance. My supervisee Hedydd Phylip is currently researching the implications of EU withdrawal for the Senedd, funded by an ESRC Collaborative Award, which involves her working in the Senedd Research team.

I am keen to hear from prospective PhD students interested in developing projects in my areas of teaching and research expertise, including:

EU Law and Governance

UK: EU relations under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Ongoing significance of EU law for UK law

Public law, especially devolution and the UK territorial constitution.