Guest UP: dr. David McArdle from University of Stirling, Stirling Law School, Scotland

From 5 to 9 December 2022, we hosted a guest lecturer within the GOST UP project - Visiting Foreign Experts and Higher Education Teachers at the University of Primorska. During his visit, he lectured in the course Legal Aspects of Management on the master's study programme Law for Management, as well as in the course Philosophy at the master's study programme in Political Science - International Relations and Economic Diplomacy.

On December 7, 2022 Dr. David McArdle lectured in the course Legal Aspects of Management on the master's study program Law for Management with assoc. prof. Elizabeth Zirnstein. The lectures were also attended by students of the Management study program, as part of their electives. The purpose of the guest lecture was to introduce students to one of the four economic freedom within the EU: free movement of workers (Articles 45 and 49 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union). With this purpose, dr. David McArdle first presented the students with the European Union's legal structure and functioning regulation, especially the division of powers between the EU institutions and the Member States. He often referred to the issue of Brexit and its consequences for the English economy. About the free movement of workers, he first focused on the concept of a worker (articles (45 and 49 of TFEU) and presented the fundamental jurisprudence of the EU Court of Justice in this area. In the end, he spiced up his lecture by illustrating the principle of free movement of workers with the example of professional football players who can move between different European football clubs in two transfer windows (January and June each year). In this way, he connected the lecture with the current World Cup in football.


On December 8, 2022, Dr. David McArdle, gave a lecture on the legal and political circumstances of Brexit and its implications for the understanding of democracy and the UK's foreign policy, as well as the role of the state in the international arena, to the students of the second cycle of the study programme Political Science - International Relations and Economic Diplomacy in the framework of the Philosophy course, under the supervision of Prof. Simona Kustec. In this context, the students were particularly interested in his assessment of the future relationship with the Commonwealth countries and the possible new image of this old-world democracy in general.


David McArdle LLB, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at Stirling University, Scotland. He was Head of the Law School from 2019-2022 and is currently the law school research coordinator. David teaches sports law, employment law and trade union law and his research interests concern EU sports law, sports medico-legal issues and sports arbitration. He was recently part of a successful Erasmus+ application on sport and sustainable development. His two most recent publications concerned EU citizenship, TopFit v DLV’s case, and pregnancy discrimination in US college sports (with Dr Sylvia de Mars). His next book, EU Sports Law co-authored with Dr Leanne O’Leary, will be published in late 2023.


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