Karen McAuliffe

    Reader in Law and Birmingham Fellow
    School of Law, University of Birmingham

    Dr Karen McAuliffe is a Reader in Law at the University of Birmingham, where she is also a Birmingham Fellow. She is also a Fellow of the Robert Schuman Institute of European Affairs at the University of Luxembourg.

    Her research expertise lies in the field of law, language and translation in multilingual legal orders, in particular the EU and EU institutions. She has published widely on the relationship between law, language and translation and the role and use of language in multilingual legal systems. Her work is largely empirical and interdisciplinary, drawing on research methodologies from fields of sociology, anthropology, translation studies and linguistics to introduce new perspectives on the development of law.

    In 2012 she was awarded a €1 million European Research Council Starting Grant to complete a project on ‘Law, Language and Translation at the European Court of Justice’, which she completed in 2019. Dr McAuliffe welcomes contact from prospective PhD students in the field of law and language and can be contacted by email at k.mcauliffe@bham.ac.uk.