Dr Egle Dagilyte

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

Department:School of Economics, Finance and Law

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Law

Courses taught: Law

Egle is Senior Lecturer in Law. She specialises in European Union law, human rights, social justice, migration and legal education.

Twitter: @EgleDagilyte



With academic degrees from Lithuania, Sweden and the UK, Dr Dagilyte joined Anglia Ruskin 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.

Egle is a Fellow of the Centre of European Law at King's College London, Senior Fellow of Advance HE and sits on the Executive Committee of the Association of the Law Teachers (ALT) and on the Steering Group of the Legal Education Research Network (LERN).

In the past, she acted as a country expert on the European Commission’s projects and has consulted non-governmental organisations and a number of IT business start-ups. In 2015, Egle was named as one of the Top 50 UK higher education social media influencers by Jisc, which is the UK's expert body for digital technology and digital resources in higher education, further education and research.

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 socio-legal manifestations of solidarity in EU law and EU citizenship; how the EU Court of Justice uses the proportionality test to adjudicate social rights; mapping migration patterns and motivations of migrant workers in Cambridgeshire; and EU citizens' rights after Brexit. Her current publications are available to download on Academia and SSRN.

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 (Module Leader)
  • Company Law in Context (Module Leader)
  • Undergraduate Major Project in Law (Dissertation) (Module Leader)


  • 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, Advance HE
  • 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

Greenfields, M., Dagilyte, E., 2018. "I Would Never Have Come if We’d Know It Might Be Like This": On the (Un)intended Consequences of Welfare Governance of EU Roma Migrants in Britain. Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics.

Dagilyte, E., 2018. Solidarity - a General Principle of EU Law? Two Variations on the Solidarity Theme. In Biondi, A., Dagilyte, E., Kucuk, E. (Eds.), Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Biondi, A., Dagilyte, E., Kucuk, E., 2018. Introduction: European solidarity – What Now? in Biondi, A., Dagilyte, E., Kucuk, E. (Eds.), Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Biondi, A., Dagilyte, E., Kucuk, E. (Eds.) 2018, Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Dagilyte, E., Greenfields, M., 2015. 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. 37, 476-495.

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.

Recent presentations and conferences

Dagilyte, E., 2018. Exploring solidarity in the EU: posted workers in focus. Sant’Anna STALS guest seminar. Pisa, Italy (Invited speaker)

Dagilyte, E., 2018. EU Citizenship rights after Brexit: understanding the present, preparing for the future. Ely4Europe event on Brexit and EU Citizens' Rights. Ely, UK (Invited speaker)

Dagilyte, E., 2017. Good Practice in Supporting Vulnerable EEA Nationals and their Families. The EU Living Rights Conference. Birmingham, UK (Invited panel discussion Chair)

Dagilyte, E., 2017. Closing remarks on the meaning of expulsion in an area of common citizenship. EXPULCIT Symposium. Nijmegen, the Netherlands (Invited speaker)

Dagilyte, E., 2017. The 2013–2014 welfare benefits reform in the UK: What impact on Roma migrants who are European Union citizens? SLSA Conference. Newcastle, UK

Dagilyte, E., 2017. Solidarity in the European Union: what for the future?  Aston Law School Research Seminar. Birmingham, UK (Invited speaker)

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. (Invited speaker)

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. (Invited speaker).

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.

Media experience

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, 2017. Interview with the Breakfast Show about Lithuanian language, in the context of the Cambridgeshire County Council's Communities and Partnership initiative to set up a conversational Lithuanian class for English speakers in Fenland, to promote social cohesion.

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]. KSLR EU Law Blog.

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.