The Board of ELFA has just announced the winners of the 2019 ELFA Thesis Award Competition:

“We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 ELFA Thesis Award Competition. We are grateful to all participants. The jury, composed by Prof. Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi, Prof. Hans-Wolfgang Micklitz and Prof. Harm Schepel, has decided to award the First Prize to Dr. Lola Avril, for her thesis, Le costume sous la robe. Les avocats en professionnels multi-cartes de l’état régulateur européen: genèse, consolidation, contestations (1957—2019), defended at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. The jury decided to award Proxime Accessit to Dr. Andrej Lang, for his thesis, Die Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in der vernetzten Weltordnung. Rechtsprechungskoordination in rechtsordnungsübergreifenden Richternetzwerken. Dr. Lang obtained his Doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin.

Many congratulations to the winners!

We would like to express our special thanks to the former President of ELFA, Prof. Laurence Gormley for his many years of outstanding contribution coordinating the ELFA Thesis Award competition.”

The Board of ELFA

May 2020

Dr. Lola Avril obtained her Doctorate from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Department of Political Science). She is currently a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (Department of Law). Dr. Avril is also a founding member of the Research Group on the European Union (Groupe de recherche sur l’Union européenne, GrUE) in France, and a member of the board of the History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS).

Dr. Andrej Lang defended his thesis at the Freie Universität Berlin. He is currently a Senior Research Lecturer at the Chair for Public Law, European Law and International Economic Law (Prof. Tietje), Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. For his new research project on Non-judicial rights review, he has received prestigious postdoc grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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