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LLB (Dub), BCL DPhil (Oxon), SFHEA

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Dr Joelle Grogan is a legal academic, and an expert in the rule of law and crisis governance, working in the fields of EU and UK public law.

Joelle is the presenter of The Law Show, a legal radio show and podcast from BBC Radio 4. The show is aimed to help people understand and navigate the law. Experts from across the legal profession discuss the legal issues behind the headlines, and explain how law impacts the lives of people. The show is available on BBC Sounds, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify .

Joelle is Head of Research at UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE), an independent think tank based at King's College London. UKICE provides independent and impartial social science research on the broad themes of the UK post-Brexit and UK-EU relations. The work includes analysis across a range of fields including politics and policy, economics, law, governance and the constitution, and the UK in the world.

Joelle is Academic Co-Director of the Rule of Law Clinic and a Senior Research Fellow at the CEU Democracy Institute. She is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the UCD Sutherland School of Law, and the creator of Sticky Tricky Law.

Joelle regularly advises government officials and ministers, and national and EU parliamentarians. An expert on emergency law, she served as advisor to the European Economic and Social Committee on the rule of law during a public health emergency (2021-2022); and was a commissioner for the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers (2022-2024). Joelle also authored Impact of COVID-19 measures on democracy and fundamental rights (2022), a study commissioned by the European Parliament.

Joelle has an undergraduate degree in Law from Trinity College Dublin where she was a Scholar of the University. She graduated with Distinction from the BCL at Oxford University, and also holds a doctorate in law from Oxford.

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