Alumni Perspectives: Antoine Parry, Legal Assistant, Court of Justice of the European Union
From Elisabeth Barlow
Antoine Parry (LLM by Research, 2019) is the current legal assistant in the cabinet of Advocate General N. Emiliou at the Court of Justice of the European Union. In this capacity, he has worked on high profile cases concerning the protection of fundamental rights, the preservation of judicial independence in the Member States and the use of the preliminary rulings procedure.
He is often involved in organising cross-border legal events, in particular in his position as committee member for the European Circuit, and is the author of several publications. Over the past few years, he has taken part in podcast and panel discussions in an effort to encourage students to pursue a career in the European legal environment, while continuing to contribute academically in certain fields he finds particularly interesting: democracy, citizenship, constitutional matters and fundamental rights.
Edinburgh Law School was pleased to host Mr Parry on 7 March 2022 for an Alumni Perspectives presentation, where he presented a lecture on ‘The CJEU & Case Law Developments’. The discussion centred on the institutional composition, the different legal procedures, and the developments on important principles of EU law through recent case law. He also discussed the current legal and political issues or tensions that the court faces, and how one might pursue a career in the European legal environment, in particular at one of the EU institutions.