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. 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.

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 incorporates the research she has done since completing her PhD on Brexit. She is now 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 human rights and sovereignty.

Dr Yong has presented her work nationally and internationally at various conferences. She has 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). To this end, she is developing an impact case study as her research is done in the context of the EU Settlement Scheme.

Dr Yong is module leader for Foundations of EU Law and Law, Rights & Context on the LLB Programme, and also teaches Foundations of Land Law. She is currently ISEL's co-director, the CLS Working Paper Series managing co-editor and the Postgraduate Assessments Officer. She has previously held roles as the Undergraduate Assessments Officer and PGR methodology training coordinator.


  • –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)