On 28 and 29 of October 2019 an ordinary Meeting of the ELFA Board of Directors took place in Edinburgh. In this meeting, several issues were discussed such as the evolution of memberships in our association and the opening of the call for proposals of the 2020 ELFA Summer Courses. Moreover, the Board also engaged in the re-launching of the European Journal of Legal Education, as a key instrument for the discussion of topics related to legal education. Additionally, the members of the Board focused on preparing the programme and activities of the next ELFA Annual [...]
The first edition of the ELFA Summer Courses was a great success! In 2019, ELFA recognised the summer courses organised by the Universities of Antwerp, Business & Technology Kosovo and Insubria. They also involved the participation of other ELFA members. The University of Antwerp organised the Summer School on Companies crossing borders. During the end of June and beginning of July, professors from the University of Antwerp taught a number of subjects relating to mergers & acquisitions, tax planning, intellectual property or international contracts, to name just a few. Moreover, guest lecturers from Madrid and Bocconi [...]
We have the pleasure to announce that the European Law Faculties Association is now accepting submissions for the ELFA Awards 2019 regarding the best Doctoral thesis in European law (including comparative law) defended in the academic year 2018-2019. Note that any European jurist having his or her Doctoral thesis / Ph.D. as part of a doctorate programme accepted and approved between the period 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019 is eligible. Moreover, the dissertation must deal with European Law issues, considered in a broad sense, including Comparative Law. The Doctoral thesis may be written in [...]
We would like to inform you about the last ELFA Board meeting that was hosted by the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, on the 12th and 13th of June. In this ordinary meeting, the Board had a very positive evaluation of the Annual General Meeting held this year in Turin, and dealt with a number of projects regarding our association, including its financial matters. For one thing, we may also announce that the editorial Board is preparing a forthcoming Call for Papers for the first number of the European Journal of Legal Education, [...]
The 2019 Conference and AGM Turin took place between the 10th and the 12th of April in Turin. The Conference started with an institutional welcome and then it was followed by a key note speech which was addressed by the President of the European University Institute. Afterwards, the 2018 Award winners were announced. The Plenary Session initiated with a session devoted to debating on a key topic, that is the role of Comparative Law at the Supreme Courts in Europe, an aspect that is increasingly being recognised from Supreme Court judges in various EU countries. The [...]
The 2019 ELFA AGM and Conference is approaching! The ELFA President and the Board members are looking forward to meeting you all this week in Turin, Italy and are hoping that this meeting will be a time for renewal, inspiration and dialogue in our experiences in law teaching and research.
The Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), member of ELFA with an observer status, is promoting the drafting of the Charter of Barcelona for the Rights of Citizens in the Digital Era. The project aims at assessing the impact of the Information Society on the rights of people. Moreover, it strives to lay the foundations for a global agreement representing the improvement in the quality of life and the preservation of human rights in the digital environment. ICAB has made an open call to both the academic and practitioners’ communities to participate in the drafting of this document. [...]
The final programme of the 2019 ELFA Annual General Meeting and Conference is now available! This year's Conference, which is held in Turin from the 10 to the 12 of April, is entitled "Integration and Diversity in European Legal Education." Please check out the program to see a number of very interesting panels and working sessions. We will like to let you know that the registration period is already closed, and unfortunately we cannot accept late registrations. We very much look forward to meeting you soon in Turin!
We are writing to inform you that ELFA has already recognised the first ELFA Summer Courses! As it is known, ELFA wants to become a bridge to promote joint research and learning between their members, especially in areas of the European Union. In this regard, ELFA is activating and enhancing teaching and scientific exchanges between Law faculties, in particular by extending the knowledge of the various EU law fields to current and future jurists. This is why ELFA promotes summer courses offered by the universities that are members of the Association, by providing institutional recognition. Check [...]
We already have the Provisional Programme of the next ELFA Annual Meeting and General Assembly! As you know, this will be hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Turin and will take place on the 11th and 12th of April 2019 in Turin, Italy. Integration and diversity in European Legal Education is the title of this year's AGM. We remind you that the working sessions will be held at the Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100 and the evening before, a welcome reception and registration of participants will be held at Piazza Arbarello 8. [...]