Relaunch of the European Journal of Legal Education

2020-05-22T08:49:25+00:00 May 22nd, 2020|Announcement|

ELFA is pleased to announce the relaunch of the European Journal of Legal Education. As from today, the former Journal of the European Law Faculties Association turns into a brand new online, international and peer-reviewed journal, publishing high-quality and original research. Moreover, it is a free, unrestricted online journal with access open to all, which will enable the results of academic research to be disseminated rapidly and widely. The European Journal of Legal Education will publish articles on any aspect of legal education and research which may be of interest to legal academics teaching in law [...]

Announcement of ELFA Thesis Award 2019

2020-05-18T16:28:41+00:00 May 18th, 2020|Announcement, Award|

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 et 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 [...]

Congratulation message from former ELFA President Heribert Hirte

2020-05-13T15:11:08+00:00 May 13th, 2020|Announcement|

“Dear ELFA members, We were about to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ELFA in Warsaw these days. Unfortunately, we cannot come together in these special times. But we can still look back from where we are to 25 years of European dialogue and we can see how relevant our work is. The current situation – as dramatic as it is – has once more highlighted the necessity to coordinate projects, knowledge and education on a European Level. At our law faculties all over Europe, we educate people who – by applying and by creating law – set [...]

Congratulation message from former ELFA President Blanca Vilà Costa

2020-05-07T17:46:24+00:00 May 7th, 2020|Announcement|

“Happy Birthday to our ELFA association, which has been a perfect witness of common changes in our universities, Legal Departments and Schools of Law, being also an extremely fair way for friendship and complicities between colleagues of all around the world. Good luck for the next difficult times!!” Blanca Vilà Costa Autonomous University of Barcelona ELFA President, 2006-2007

Congratulation message from former ELFA President Norbert Olszak

2020-04-29T08:43:08+00:00 April 28th, 2020|Announcement|

“Happy Birthday ELFA ! The celebration of the 25th anniversary of the European Law Faculties Association reminds me of the year 2004 when I had the pleasure to welcome its conference at the Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg. The association was quite young at the time but already very active, and we had lively discussions in the “Pangloss” lecture hall, which was full. This name “Pangloss” was chosen for that hall because it is used by the Institute for Translation and Interpreting Studies, whose translation services were very useful to us. But above all it made [...]

Congratulation message from former ELFA President Fiona Cownie

2020-04-29T08:46:24+00:00 April 26th, 2020|Announcement|

“Congratulations to ELFA on its 25th anniversary. In these troubled times, organisations like ELFA, where people from many jurisdictions co-operate together, are more important than ever. I wish ELFA all the best for its next 25 years!” Fiona Cownie University of Hull ELFA President, 2005-2006

Congratulation message from former ELFA President Dominique Breillat

2020-04-29T08:47:53+00:00 April 23rd, 2020|Announcement|

"Happy birthday to you ELFA but I prefer to say - or sing - because we will be in Warsaw, Sto lat! Sto lat! Niech żyje, żyje nam! - 100 years, 100 years, May they live!" Dominique Breillat Université de Poitiers ELFA President, 1998-1999 p.d. “The signification of my quote is that in Poland the traditional song for birthday is: "Sto lat" (see )”

Congratulation message from former ELFA President Hilmar Fenge

2020-04-17T09:46:34+00:00 April 17th, 2020|Announcement|

“In 1995 when we founded ELFA, there was a widespread understanding and partly even euphoric acceptance of the European idea all over the continent. Throughout the countries, across the border learning from each other and cooperating in building up new structures of common engagement overturned step by step the old deep routed nation bound routines. Now twenty-five years later, we are confronted with some kind of monstrous decay in this respect. The year started with the gloomy Brexit menetekel; stimulated by anti-European slogans, one of the most important countries left the European Union after a long [...]

Congratulation message from former ELFA President Frans Vanistendael

2020-04-15T14:52:12+00:00 April 15th, 2020|Announcement|

"In these unsettling times legal education not only needs to provide full technical mastery of the legal techniques but also to develop stable and balanced human personalities, capable of making judgements that will stand the test of time".Frans VanistendaelKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenFirst President of ELFA, 1995-1997

ELFA’s 25 years: series of congratulation messages from ELFA’s former presidents

2020-04-14T15:05:49+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Announcement|

In these uncertain times that we are experiencing, we hope that you and your families, as well as the rest of the world, manage to stay healthy and safe. As you all know, the ELFA Conference and AGM that was to be held in Warsaw in April has been cancelled due to the corona virus pandemic. Yet, it is good to remember that in 2020 we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of our association. In 1995 more than eighty faculties across Europe joint together in Leuven in order to sign the ELFA’s foundational act, [...]