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, [...]

ELFA 2020 Annual General Meeting and Conference: Cancelled until further notice

2020-03-13T12:11:13+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Announcement, Annual General Meeting, Conference|

We are deeply sorry to announce that the ELFA Annual General Meeting and Conference, which was planned to be held in Warsaw, Poland, from 22 to 24 April 2020, has been cancelled until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Warsaw has issued a statement suspending, from 11 March 2020, all public gatherings and events until the end of April and prohibiting foreign travel to and from the University. Notwithstanding the above, the restrictive measures brought in by a growing number of countries to contain the spreading of the virus will undoubtedly create a [...]

Registration for next ELFA Annual General Meeting and Conference is open

2020-03-05T15:02:12+00:00 March 4th, 2020|Announcement, Annual General Meeting, Conference|

The registration period for the next ELFA Annual General Meeting and Conference is already open! Under the title of 25 Years of ELFA: What Future for Legal Education? this year’s meeting will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 22 to 24 April 2020. The Board is pleased to present an excellent conference programme encompassing panel sessions on cutting-edge issues regarding both artificial intelligence and innovative practices in legal education as well as round tables celebrating ELFA’s 25 years of existence and presenting some trends and challenges of the American model of Law schools. In addition, at [...]

List of recommended Hotels for the next AGM in Warsaw

2019-12-24T12:43:59+00:00 December 24th, 2019|Announcement, Annual General Meeting, Event|

We have prepared a list of recommended hotels for the next Annual General Meeting and Conference that will take place in Warsaw from 22 to 24 April 2020. Please note that some of these hotels have deadlines for taking bookings, and particularly one of them will not accept further bookings later than 20 January 2020. Then, remember to book as soon as possible! Currently the Board is working on the programme and we inform you about it very soon. Further than this, the ELFA President and the Board wish you all that the new year 2020 [...]

ELFA Awards 2019

2019-11-08T13:09:01+00:00 September 15th, 2019|Announcement, Award|

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 [...]