Lecturer at The City Law School, City, University of London

Dr Adrienne Yong has been a Lecturer in Law at The City Law School under the Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL) since August 2017. She is module leader for Foundations of EU Law and Law, Rights & Context on the LLB Programme, and also teaches Foundations of Land Law. Dr Yong is ISEL's Co-Director and was the Undergraduate Assessments Officer (2018/19) and PGR methodology training coordinator (2017/18).

Prior to joining City, Dr Yong was Lecturer in Law at the University of Hertfordshire, where she was also the Undergraduate Cohort Tutor (personal tutor) for all Year 3 students. She has also taught EU Law as a visiting lecturer at King's College London on their LLB Programme as well as with the King's Summer School. Dr Yong has an LLB (Hons) from Durham University with First Class Honours, an LLM in European Union Law with Distinction and PhD in EU Law from King's College London.

Dr Yong's research interests are in European human rights and EU citizenship, and her work currently focuses on considering the effect of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on human rights protection of EU citizens. She has published and presented nationally and internationally, been quoted by the Financial Times, The Economist and NBC News and has appeared on live TV with France24 to speak about Brexit and citizens' rights. She has also given oral evidence as an expert witness before the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee for their inquiry on the EU Settlement Scheme (Feb 2019).

Dr Yong's monograph entitled 'The Rise and Decline of Fundamental Rights Protection in European Union Citizenship' (Hart Publishing 2019) critically examines the development of Union citizenship rights in the European Union and its relationship with fundamental rights protection in the Court of Justice of the EU. It includes an up-to-date chapter on Brexit, incorporating the research she has done since completing her PhD.

Dr Yong is currently working on a project that looks specifically at the effect of Brexit on the right to private and family life for EU citizens in the UK and at the legality of deporting EU citizens from the UK after Brexit. The project has a specific focus on deportations and the human rights framework around protection against this. Her research considers the workability of the EU Settlement Scheme in this context.


  • –present
    Lecturer at The City Law School, City, University of London
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire


  • 2016 
    King's College London, PhD
  • 2012 
    King's College London, LLM (EU Law)
  • 2011 
    Durham University, LLB (Hons)