Many lawyers, academics (researchers, professors, PhDs) and law firms have their own blogs. Their blog posts are a good way to stay up to date and keep informed on current legal debates, law developments, recent cases, and more.
In a new series on Jurbib.nl we will regularly highlight interesting blogs in different fields of law, starting with some notable blogs on European Union law.
On the ACELG Blog, researchers of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) provide readers with perspectives on topical European issues. The ACELG Blog’s subjects include constitutional developments in the European Union, internal market analysis, foreign relations of the EU, administrative law and governance, and EU citizenship.
EU Explainer is another initiative of ACELG staff members. The authors comment on recent developments in European law and check claims made about the EU against the legal facts.
(NB Blog posts are written in Dutch.)
European Law Blog
The European Law Blog aims to highlight, and comment on, current developments in EU case law and legislation. The blog posts are written by experts from around the globe, both academics as well as practitioners. Among the editors is Laurens Ankersmit, assistant professor in EU law at the University of Amsterdam.
EU Law Analysis
EU Law Analysis was founded by Steve Peers, Professor of EU law at the University of Essex. It provides updates on recent developments and offers expert insight into EU law. Though intended for anyone with an interest in EU law, the blog is designed to be especially of use to students and lecturers using the European Union Law textbook by Barnard & Peers.
KSLR EU Law Blog
The KSLR EU Law Blog is an academic platform managed by King’s College London law students to discuss EU law-related topics. These topics include developments in EU legislation and case law, the relationship between EU law and current political events, and interactions between national, EU and international law. Among the contributors are (Phd) students, academics, and practitioners.
European Parliamentary Research Service Blog
The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) is the European Parliament’s in-house research service and think tank. EPRS produces a range of publications on EU issues, policies, and legislation. Questions from citizens about the work and functions of the European Parliament are answered in the EP Answers section of the website.
Unlike the websites mentioned above, EUobserver is not a freely-accessible blog but rather an independent online newspaper. It provides daily reports and in-depth coverage of EU affairs in Brussels and all member states. EUobserver is available through the library’s (paid) subscription.