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Academy of European Law

Fostering research in European and international law


Academy of European Law

The Academy of European Law (AEL) was founded in 1990 by the late Professor Antonio Cassese and Professor Joseph H.H. Weiler to promote teaching and scholarship in the fields of European Union Law and Human Rights Law.

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

Current directors of the Academy: Neha Jain, Claire Kilpatrick, Sarah Nouwen, Joanne Scott.

The coordinator of the Academy is Joyce Davies.


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Academy Summer Courses

2-week advanced-level courses offering a challenging and stimulating learning experience. Next year's summer courses on Human Rights Law and The Law of the European Union will both be held on 19-30 June 2023.

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The publications programme includes the Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law series, based on the Academy summer courses, published by Oxford University Press.

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The Academy hosts the Secretariat of the European Society of International Law/ Société européenne de droit international. Staff members at the Secretariat are Hélène Debuire Franchini & Maria Grazia Dusina.

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Research Projects

The Academy coordinates several research projects, and organizes conferences, workshops and symposia linked to the projects. Most recent project: the Court of Justice in the Archives.

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Data at the Boundaries of European Law

The Academy of European Law (AEL) published a new volume in its Collected Courses series, based on the specialised courses of the 2019 AEL summer course on 'The Law of the European Union.'

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Academy of European Law - Videos

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE 2022: Barney Afako, Reclaiming Racial Justice

Public Lecture to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passing of Antonio Cassese

Academy of European Law (EUI): Summer Courses in Florence

Academy of European Law

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