Dr Richard Lang

Department: Business, Management and Law

Office/Location: O2.41E, Ogmore Building, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2041 6113

Email: rlang@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

Dr Richard Lang is a senior lecturer in law and joined Cardiff School of Management in 2020 from Liverpool Hope University; prior to that he taught at the Universities of Brighton and Bedfordshire.

At all three of these institutions, he was nominated for teaching awards including the ‘Student Voice’ award at Liverpool Hope and the ‘Staff Personality of the Year’ award at Bedfordshire, both of these student-nominated, and the latter of which he won.

Before his career in higher education, he practiced law at a number of "boutique" law firms in Brussels. He has appeared before the Court of Justice of the EU and is cited twice in the European Court Reports. Since 2017, he has sat on the EU Committee of the Law Society of England & Wales.


LLB Teaching:

  • Administration Law and Human Rights
  • Applied Skills in Advocacy

BA Teaching:

  • Law and the world of business
  • European Business Law

Richard is happy to consider supervising PhD candidates in the areas of Human Rights Law, EU Law (in particular, the single market, fundamental rights or Brexit) or European Criminal Law.


Richard is recognized as an expert in EU fundamental rights by the European Parliament, and, in addition to the right to equality (the subject of his doctoral thesis), he has written on the right to property and the rights of the victim (including working with the Association of Chief Police Officers on this issue). More recently, he has been investigating “Brexit” and the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with EU Law. He has submitted evidence numerous times to Parliament, and he was cited twice by the House of Lords Constitutional Committee in its report on the Great Repeal Bill (March 2017), and once by the HL European Union Committee in its report on Brexit: Reciprocal Healthcare (March 2018).

Key Publications

Richard’s key publications include:

R Lang, C Smyth and J Clayton Thompson (eds), Contemporary Challenges to Human Rights Law (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2020)

R Lang, Complex equality and the Court of Justice of the European Union: Reconciling Diversity and Harmonization (Brill 2018)

R Lang and C Smyth (eds), The Future of Human Rights in the UK (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017)

R Lang, “The EU’s new Victims’ Rights Directive: can minimum harmonization work for a concept like vulnerability?” [2013] 22 Nottingham Law Journal 90

R Lang, “Unlocking the First Protocol: Protection of property and the European Court of Human Rights” (2008) 29 HRLJ 205

R Lang, “Case C-322/01 Deutscher Apothekerverband eV v 0800 DocMorris NV and Jacques Waterval” (2005) 42 CML Rev 189

Other Projects and activities

2018-present: Series Editor for Legal Perspectives on Brexit (Routledge).

2018: Proposal reviewer for Polish Government (SONATA funding scheme).

2013-5: Framework service contract for provision of external expertise on legal issues related to the petitions received by the European Parliament.

2006-present: Member of the Editorial Board of the New Journal of European Criminal Law.

External Links


2021: External Examiner for Law LLB, Bloomsbury Institute, London.

2018: External, School Standards & Quality Committee, Nottingham Trent University.

2017: External, School of Law Quinquennial Review, University of Buckingham.

2013-present: Fellow of Higher Education Academy.