Dr Egle Dagilyte

Senior Lecturer, Law

Faculty Director of Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Anglia Law School

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Law

Courses taught: Law

Egle is Senior Lecturer in Law at Anglia Law School. Educated in Lithuania, Sweden and the UK, she specialises in European Union law, human rights, social justice, migration and legal education.

Twitter: @EgleDagilyte



Dr Dagilyte joined Anglia Law School having finished a traineeship at the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) in Luxembourg. Prior to Anglia Ruskin, Egle taught law at King's College London, the University of Greenwich, and at Buckinghamshire New University, where she was awarded Bucks Fellowship for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Outside academia, Egle's law-related work experience includes property industry, children's educational charity, and consultancy for NGOs and a number of IT business start-ups.

Research interests

Egle’s academic interests lie in the area of human rights, European Union (EU) constitutional and internal market law, in particular the relationship between the EU and Member States, EU citizenship, free movement of persons, social justice and migration. She is especially interested in solidarity and how it manifests itself as a fundamental value in European law, policy and social rights.

Egle is currently working on a number of research projects, including a co-edited collection on the principle of solidarity in EU law; the access to UK welfare benefits by EU Roma citizens after the 2013/14 welfare reforms; and the differences between norms, rights and principles in EU human rights law. A selection of current publications is available on her Academia and SSRN pages.

Areas of research supervision

  • European Union law
  • Human rights law
  • Social security and employment law
PhD students (First Supervisor)
  • Scott Fotheringham: The compatibility of renewable energy regimes with the general principles of free trade within the European Union


  • EU Law
  • Legal Research Theory and Practice
  • Law of Business Associations


  • PhD in European Law, King’s College London
  • Masters in International and Comparative Law, Uppsala University
  • Bachelor in Law and Management, Mykolas Romeris University
  • Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, King’s College London

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, Centre of European Law at King’s College London
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Executive Committee Member, Association of Law Teachers (ALT)
  • Steering Group Member, Legal Education Research Network (LERN)
  • Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
  • Member, Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
  • Member, University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Received SLSA Research Grant for research project ‘Access to welfare benefits for EU/EEA Roma migrants in the UK after the 2014 benefit reforms’ (2015)
  • Provided training to the Roma Support Group on the recent EU law developments in the area of social benefits and Roma rights (2015)
  • Received Buckinghamshire New University Enhanced Student Experience Package Grant for research project ‘Old gives way to new: enhancing student employability through the use of innovative assessment methods’ (2015)
  • Reported on CJEU cases for the Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) module ‘Oxford Reports on International Law in European Courts’ (2013-2015)
  • Received BFWG Charitable Foundation Main Grant for PhD research ‘Europe caught between Scylla and Charybdis? The role of solidarity in the judicial balancing of social rights and fundamental freedoms in the European Union’ (2011)

Selected recent publications

Biondi, A., Dagilyte, E., Kucuk, E. (Eds.), Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Forthcoming.

Dagilyte, E., Greenfields, M., 2016. United Kingdom Welfare Benefit Reforms in 2013–2014: Roma Between the Pillory, the Precipice and the Slippery Slope. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law.

Dagilyte, E., Stasinopoulos, P., Lazowski,, A., 2015. The Importance of Being Earnest: Spelling of Names, EU Citizenship and Fundamental Rights. Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy. 11. 1-45.

Dagilyte, E., Coe, P., 2014. Professionalism in Higher Education: Important not Only for Lawyers. Law Teacher. 48, 33–50.

Dagilyte, E., 2011. Social Human Rights and Third Country Nationals in the EU: The Case of Social Dumping?, in: Murphy, C., Green, P. (Eds.), Law and Outsiders: Norms, Processes and “Othering” in the 21st Century. Oxford: Hart.

Dagilyte, E., 2006. The Coordination of Exportability of Family Benefits in the EU, in: Mokslinės Minties šventė: Studentų Tarptautinių Mokslinių Konferencijų Pranešimai. Vilnius: Mykolas Romeris University Publishing Centre.

Recent presentations and conferences

Dagilyte, E., 2016. Posting of workers and cross-border workers' solidarity in the EU: The law is not enough. Conference ‘The EU Social Market Economy: Challenges and Opportunities’. Maynooth, Ireland

Dagilyte, E., 2016. The 2013–2014 welfare benefits reform: What impact on Roma migrants who are European Union citizens? SPA Annual Conference ‘Social Policy: Radical, Resistant, Resolute’. Belfast, UK.

Dagilyte, E., 2016. Diversity in social security schemes: Internal migration in the EU. Summer School DIVERSITY. Heidelberg, Germany

Dagilyte, E., 2016. Balancing workers’ social rights with employers’ commercial interests in the EU: A proposal for a more reflective proportionality test in line with the Charter. CES 23rd International Conference of Europeanists ‘Resilient Europe? Philadelphia, USA.

Dagilyte, E., 2016. European workers’ solidarity: what's law got to do with it? SLSA  Annual Conference 2016. Lancaster, UK.

Dagilyte, E., 2015. Blogging as a Learning and Student Engagement Tool in EU Law. UACES Annual Conference. Bilbao, Spain.

Atkinson-Payne, A., Dagilyte, E., 2015. Old Gives Way to New: Enhancing Student Employability Through the Use of Innovative Assessment Methods. ABS Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference. Leeds, UK.

Dagilyte, E., 2014. Judicial Protection of Social Rights via the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: Fighting the Multi-Headed Hydra? JMCE Conference ‘The Scope of Justice in post-Crisis Europe’. King’s College London, London, UK.

Coe, P., Dagilyte, E., 2014. Professionalism in Law Degrees: Chartering the Territory between Liberal Education and Legal Services. WG Hart Legal Workshop ‘Legal Education and Training and the Professions’. IALS, London, UK.

Dagilyte, E., 2014. The UK Approach to ‘Genuine Worker’ Test: Illegal under the EU Law Rules of Free Movement? Migration and Welfare Conference ‘Political discourses and public attitudes in European States’. City University, London, UK.

Dagilyte, E., 2014. Constitutionalising Social Rights in the European Union Post-Economic Crisis: is the EU Charter ‘Much Ado about Nothing’? IXth World Congress of Constitutional Law. University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Dagilyte, E., 2013. Citizens without Names: What is the Impact of the Runevič-Vardyn Litigation on European Integration in Poland and Lithuania? Second Euroacademia Conference ‘Re-Inventing Eastern Europe’. Prague, Czech Republic.

Media experience

Dagilyte, E., 2016. Brexit and benefits: why leaving the EU won’t solve Britain’s migration issues. The Conversation.

Dagilyte, E., 2013. How to read EU law cases quicker.

Dagilyte, E., 2012. When your neighbour is your enemy, what happens to European integration? Case C-364/10 Hungary v Slovak Republic [2012].

Dagilyte, E., 2012. ‘Easter-special’: case study on how EU law influences [egg] prices. European Ideas.

Dagilyte, E., 2010. Social values in the European Union: are they becoming more important after the Lisbon Treaty? Some Comments on C-515/08 Santos Palhota and Others. Europe on the Strand.