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.


Academy Summer Courses

2-week advanced-level courses offering a challenging and stimulating learning experience. The 2022 courses will be on 20 June - 1 July (Human Rights Law) and 4-15 July (The Law of the European Union).

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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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Public lecture to honour the memory of Professor Antonio Cassese

Hina Jilani, a pioneering lawyer and international champion of human rights, will deliver the public lecture to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passing of Antonio Cassese.

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European Papers special section on “Using the HAEU to Study Cases of CJEU”

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Four OUP Publications added to the Academy of European Law 2021 Series

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2021 ESIL Book Prize awarded to EUI Alumnus François Delerue

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Latest publication in the Collected Courses of the AEL series

The UK’s Withdrawal from the EU

A Legal Analysis

Michael Dougan

Academy of European Law - Videos

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

Distinguished Lecture 2019: Christine Chinkin, Human Rights and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Distinguished Lecture 2019: Gerard Hogan, Rethinking Francovitch and Marleasing: Is there a connection?

Academy of European Law

Villa Salviati

Via Bolognese 156 - 50139 Firenze  

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