2018 Academy of European Law Summer Courses

The Academy of European Law (AEL) holds two summer courses each year, on Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union.

The two summer courses - featuring distinguished lectures, a general course, and a series of specialized courses - are open to advanced students of law or related fields, academics, lawyers, and practitioners.


The Human Rights Law course will focus on human rights and distributive justice, and comprises a General Course on 'Social and Economic Rights and Distributive Justice' by Florian Hoffmann, and a Distinguished Lecture by Samuel Moyn.

The Law of the European Union course will explore the challenges to EU legality, and comprises a General Course on 'Challenging EU Legality in the Sovereign Debt Crisis' by Claire Kilpatrick, and a Distinguished Lecture by Kim Lane Scheppele.

The 2018 summer courses will be held at the European University Institute in Florence on the following dates:

  • Human Rights Law: 18 - 29 June 2018
  • The Law of the European Union: 2 - 13 July 2018

The programmes are available online and the call for applications is open.

Deadline for applicants: 16 April 2018 (23 March 2018 for fee waiver applicants). Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Apply now for an early decision.