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Dr Esin Küçük


Esin Küçük

Lancaster University

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 594002

Office Hours:

Thursdays: 14:00-16:00

You can book an appointment here: https://lancaster-uk.libcal.com/appointments?u=35546

If you cannot see me during these times, please email me to set up an appointment.

PhD supervision

Esin welcomes PhD proposals in the areas of European constitutional law and theory as well as EU justice and home affairs.


Esin joined the law school as a lecturer in European law in 2015. Previous to this, Esin taught European law at King’s College London, where she was also awarded a PhD in law. Esin studied law at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA (LLM), and Anadolu University, Turkey (LLB & LLM), where she worked as a research associate. She is a qualified lawyer in Turkey. 

Research Interests

Esin’s research interests lie broadly within EU law, with a particular focus on i) constitutional foundations and principles of EU law; ii) constitutional aspects of economic governance of the EU; iii) asylum law. She also researches asylum law and policy in Turkey and the nexus with EU accession and human rights.


Current Research

Her current research, titled ‘Asylum solidarity in the EU’ and based on her doctoral research, explores the nature and limits of inter-state solidarity in asylum. It seeks to further our understanding of asylum solidarity by unpacking the concepts of solidarity and fairness in responsibility sharing, which are elevated to a Treaty principle under Article 80 TFEU. The research presents an understanding of solidarity centred on fairness and advocates a solution based on free movement within the territory of the EU. It further explores to what extent solidarity and fairness have become tenable legal concepts in EU asylum law and whether the new European constitutional framework offers the necessary means to enhance solidarity and fairness in sharing asylum responsibilities. 

Research Grants

King’s College London Overseas Research Studentship for the PhD programme, 2010-2013.

King’s College London Graduate School Scholarship for the PhD programme, 2011-2013.

My Role

Director of Postgraduate Taught Law Programmes

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