The Academy of European Law (AEL) offers advanced-level summer courses in Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union. It also manages several important research projects and runs a publications programme.

Directors of the Academy: Nehal Bhuta, Claire Kilpatrick, Joanne Scott

Law Summer Courses 2019


  • Human Rights Law
    17-28 June 2019
  • The Law of the European Union
    1-12 July 2019

The programmes of the 2019 summer courses are online.

Applications are now closed.


Distinguished Lectures 2018

'Not Enough: Human Rights in the Age of Inequality’

Samuel Moyn, Yale University 



‘Defending the Rule of Law
in Europe’

Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University



European Society of International Law


The Academy of European Law has housed the Secretariat of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) since the Society was founded in 2004 in Florence. Membership is open to all those with an interest in international law. Further information.



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