Dear ELFA colleagues and friends, As agreed in the last Annual General Meeting held in Warsaw in April 2022, the next Annual General Meeting and Conference of our Association will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland from the 12th to the 14th of April 2023. As in former editions, the event will start with a welcoming reception in the afternoon on Wednesday, 12th of April and it will finish at noon, on Friday the 14th. The Board at ELFA is working on finishing the programme and it will be published soon. Please note that hotels can be [...]
Dear all ELFA Members, Happy New Year to all of you!. May this year be full of happiness and good health, and may all your resolutions be fulfilled. With the beginning of the year, ELFA President, Dr. Andreas R. Ziegler was happy to represent ELFA at the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). This year's meeting took place on January 3-7, 2023, in San Diego, California under the title "How Law Schools Can Make a Difference.” Prof. Ziegler also intervened in a Panel entitled “The Comparative Classroom”, organised by the Comparative Law Section of the AALS [...]
Dear ELFA colleagues and friends, As we are approaching to the end of this year, we would like to thank you for being part of the ELFA network. So far we have achieved many great things together. Yet, we look forward to continuing our good cooperation with all of you in the coming year, and we are sure we will accomplish many more things in the field of legal education and research. Our warmest wishes for this season and all the best for 2023!
This year ELFA resumes its Summer Courses! The ELFA board of directors has decided to open the call for applications to all ELFA members. ELFA promotes summer courses offered by the universities that are members of the Association, providing institutional recognition by the use of the ELFA label. The conditions that must be fulfilled in order to obtain the recognition of an ELFA Summer Course are established in the Regulation. The courses must be scheduled for taking place during 2022, after the end of the ordinary teaching period in the Law School where the summer course [...]
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!
The first meeting of the ELFA-ELI European Jurist Project took place on Friday 21 September 2018, at the Société de Législation Comparée and at the Cour de Cassation, in Paris, France. The European Jurist initiative aims at generating a hub to develop mechanisms enabling further Europeanisation of the legal profession. During this initial meeting the participants shared their experience of internationalisation of legal education and their ideas and motivations in relation to the project. At the end of the meeting two working groups were created, one which will focus on education at university level (both graduate [...]
As it was announced during the Barcelona Annual General Meeting, this year ELFA launches the first edition of its Summer Courses. The ELFA board of directors, in its last meeting held in Warsaw on 19 July 2018, has decided to open the call for applications to all ELFA members. The conditions that must be fulfilled in order to obtain the recognition of an ELFA Summer Course are established in the regulation which is accessible online here. The courses must be scheduled for taking place during 2019, after the end of the ordinary teaching period in the Law [...]