Portrait of Professor Anneli Albi

Professor Anneli Albi

Professor of Law


Professor Albi joined Kent Law School in 2003, having been a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute in Florence (1999-2003). She obtained her undergraduate law degree and a diploma in political science from the University of Tartu, Estonia.

Professor Albi led the large-scale research project ‘The Role and Future of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance’, which was funded by a 5-year, 1.2 million EUR grant, awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) as part of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme. It was completed in 2019, with follow up events planned and updated via the project website.

Earlier research grants include the European Commission and British Academy funded project 'The European Constitution and National Constitutions' (2005-2006).

Research interests

Professor Albi’s research interests are in Comparative constitutional law; EU constitutional law; fundamental rights; the rule of law; constitutional courts and constitutional review; national parliaments; euro crisis, democracy and social rights; global governance; EU enlargements and European Neighbourhood Policy.


Professor Albi usually teaches in the fields of EU law and comparative constitutional law.


Professor Albi welcomes supervision in the fields of EU law and comparative constitutional law. 


Professional appointments

  • Member of the University of Salzburg and Austrian European Community Studies Association (ECSA) research project ‘Member States’ Constitutions and EU Integration’, directed by Professor Stefan Griller (2012-2019)
  • Expert in the European Commission's Gender Equality Network (2004-2011)
  • Member of the External Advisory Board of the Yearbook of Polish European Studies

Membership of professional associations 

  • Member of the United Kingdom Constitutional Law Association (UKCLA)
  • Member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
  • Member of the United Kingdom Association of European Law (UKAEL)
  • Member of Estonian Lawyers Association    
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