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Paul James Cardwell

Professor of Law, King's College London

I am a Professor of Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. My research interests span EU Law and Policy, especially External Relations/Foreign Policy, Migration Law and Policy, relations with European Neighbourhood and Mediterranean states, New Governance, legal scholarship of the EU and aspects of UK Constitutional Law.

I have published two books and numerous articles in leading journals. I have appeared as a commentator on BBC Breakfast and given keynote lectures across the globe. Between 2013 and 2016, I was Treasurer of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), one of the largest academic associations in the UK.

For my educational history, I graduated from the University of Warwick with LLB Law in 1999. My degree included a year studying French Law at the University of Lille. I then did postgraduate study at Nagoya University, Japan which led to a LLM by research awarded by Warwick. Whilst working at the University of Bordeaux in France, I undertook a DEA (French Master's degree) in Comparative Politics and International Relations. After my appointment as a Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in 2003, I begun part-time PHD research in 2004 at the University of Edinburgh, which I completed in 2008. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer and then Reader in 2011 and was Deputy Head of School and Director of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law (SCIEL) 2012-2015. I joined the School of Law at the University of Strathclyde in February 2017, followed by City, University of London in 2021 and King's College London in 2022.


  • 2017–present
    Chair professor, University of Strathclyde
  • 2011–2017
    Reader, University of Sheffield
  • 2010–2011
    Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield
  • 2003–2010
    Lecturer, University of Sheffield


  • 2008 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD