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My research area correlates with my teaching and to a considerable extent is inspired by my students.

My principal areas are EU asylum law and aspects of legal education.

Some of my research, like my teaching is collaborative, working with colleagues in the UK, and, on Erasmus funded or related projects, working with colleagues in the EU.

In relation to EU asylum law, I am interested in the intersection between human rights advocacy and the challenges of national politics. Specifically, I look at this through the prism of temporary protection mechanisms, past and present. Engaging with the work of leading commentators, many of whom wrote, seemingly conclusively, about this area in 1990s, I seek to test and review their conclusions in relation to current and future challenges. I have collaborated with colleagues across the EU and have written and worked with international colleagues on Erasmus funded projects.

My legal education research focuses on the impact of Brexit on law curricula and the route to qualification for non law graduates. In relation to the former, I am interested in understanding how law schools value teaching of EU law with two game-changers, Brexit and SQE. I research how SQE impacts the market for trainee lawyers.

My research is based upon engaging with ideas of key influencers as well as collaborating with teaching and research colleagues in the sector.

Courses taught

Law - LLB (Hons)

Law Conversion Course: incorporating the CPE / LLM

MA

Heythrop College

2002
2004
Barrister at Law

Inns of Court School of Law

1991
1992
Academic Counsellor
Holborn College

1993
2003
Education
CAB
2017

From European Union student mobility to lockdown: “Virtual study mobility” in the COVID-19 era and a case study of transnational law in an international classroom delivered online
Koo, J., James, C. and Mylonaki, E. (2021). From European Union student mobility to lockdown: “Virtual study mobility” in the COVID-19 era and a case study of transnational law in an international classroom delivered online. in: Covid 19 and an Emerging World of Ad Hoc Geographies Springer.

Temporary protection of Ukrainians – an uncertain model
Koo, J. (2022). Temporary protection of Ukrainians – an uncertain model. London South Bank University.

Protecting Ukrainians fleeing to the EU … but for how long?
Koo, J. (2022). Protecting Ukrainians fleeing to the EU … but for how long?

Temporary Protection: Europe, Croatia and the UK;in EU Justice and Home Affairs Research Papers in the Context of Migration and Asylum LawINSPIRED - Innovative Solutions for Practicality and Impact in Refugee and Migration Orientated Education
Koo, J. and Spadina, H. Kelemen, B.K. and Mohay, A. (ed.) (2019). Temporary Protection: Europe, Croatia and the UK;in EU Justice and Home Affairs Research Papers in the Context of Migration and Asylum LawINSPIRED - Innovative Solutions for Practicality and Impact in Refugee and Migration Orientated Education. Centre for European Research and Education of the Faculty of Law of the University of Pecs.

Non-law graduates: an uncommon route to qualification?
Koo, J. (2019). Non-law graduates: an uncommon route to qualification? The Law Teacher. 54 (2), pp. 222-236. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2019.1643659

Mass Influxes and Protection in Europe: A Reflection on a Temporary Episode of an Enduring Problem
Koo, J (2018). Mass Influxes and Protection in Europe: A Reflection on a Temporary Episode of an Enduring Problem. European Journal of Migration and Law. 20 (2), pp. 157-181. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718166-12340027

The EU law 'core' module: surviving the perfect storm of Brexit and the SQE
Koo, J and James, C. (2017). The EU law 'core' module: surviving the perfect storm of Brexit and the SQE. The Law Teacher. 52 (1), pp. 68-84. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2017.1394144

The European Union Temporary Protection Directive: an example of solidarity in law but not in practice. A Review of Temporary Protection in the European Union 1990-2015.
Koo, J (2017). The European Union Temporary Protection Directive: an example of solidarity in law but not in practice. A Review of Temporary Protection in the European Union 1990-2015. School of Advanced Studies, University of London.

The European Union Temporary Protection Directive: an example of solidarity in law but not in practice. A Review of Temporary Protection in the European Union 1990-2015.
Koo, J (2016). The European Union Temporary Protection Directive: an example of solidarity in law but not in practice. A Review of Temporary Protection in the European Union 1990-2015. Refugee Law Initiative 1st Annual Conference. London 29 Jun - 01 Jul 2016

EU Temporary Protection Directive: What lessons have been learned?
Koo, J (2016). EU Temporary Protection Directive: What lessons have been learned? Refugee Law Initiative Conference. London 29 Jun - 01 Jul 2016