Law school lecturer publishes research on European Parliament work experience

TRUMAN BODDEN LAW SCHOOL LLM Course Leader Laura Panades’ research on European institutions has been published in the Croatian International Relations Review.

Ms. Panades’ published article presents a critical account on data collection methods drawing from her past work experience at the European Parliament, before joining TBLS.

She worked in the European Parliament as a Schuman trainee in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Unit from October 2014 to February 2015. This was a very valuable, enriching experience and developed the fieldwork of her doctoral dissertation, which she is completing at the University of Cambridge.

This publication comes as a result of a thorough review process and a double blind peer review.

An early version of these findings was presented at the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council ‘Bridging the gap: Integrating theory and practice in the economic and social sciences’ conference on 15 April 2015 at the University of Cambridge.

Ms. Panades’ expertise will feed into her teaching of European Union Law at the Law School, where she advises students on how to access EU training opportunities.

Laura Panades, LLM course leader and author of the research, said:

“This article is a critical account of my work experience at the European Parliament and serves as a case study for my doctoral fieldwork.

“I continually encourage our students to take on such experiences, which contribute to building valuable skills in the job market such as self-organisation, punctuality and resilience.”

Mitchell Davies, Law School Director, said:

“This publication is very welcome and provides evidence of the relevance and importance of the Law School’s research output.

“The Law School encourages its staff to publish their research as evidence of the high calibre of work undertaken by TBLS staff.”


The article is available online at Paper copies of Ms. Panades’ article are available at the Law School’s library on request.

The Croatian International Relations Review is an academic journal focusing on interdisciplinary social science studies. The journal is supported by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and indexed in 40 scientific databases.


Laura Panades:  Tel: 945 00 77 (ext. 229)


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