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Top SLSA Book Prize

Posted on 16 April 2019

Congratulations to Professor Charlotte O’Brien who has been awarded the Hart Socio-Legal Studies Association Book Prize for her ground-breaking monograph, “Unity in Adversity: EU Citizenship, Social Justice and the Cautionary Tale of the UK"

The prize is given to the “most outstanding piece of socio-legal scholarship published in the last 12 months”, with Professor O’Brien receiving her award at the Socio-Legal Studies Association conference dinner on the 4th April 2019 in front of nearly 500 delegates.

This is not the only praise the book – which draws on real-world advice and advocacy with EU nationals navigating EU and UK welfare law – has garnered. Described by Devetzi as a “very remarkable, inspiring, and wonderfully readable book”, by Neergard as an “important and impressive contribution to EU legal scholarship”, and by Reynolds as a “fresh take on the foundations and practical operation of Union citizenship, delivering a significant, genuinely new contribution to the conversation”, reviews have underscored the significant contribution the book makes to existing scholarship.

To keep up to date on Professor O’Brien’s current work, visit her York Pure research page and follow her on Twitter