27th Summer Course in EU Law 24 June - 3 July 2013
Booking for the 2013 Summer Course is now open
Here is this year's programme to view Summer Course Programme 2013
Booking form for the Summer Course.
Please fill out this form and send by email/fax or post to Gemma Noyce on firstname.lastname@example.org. Gemma will let you know whether your booking is accepted and where payment can be made.
Any questions before you wish to book? Please email or ring us on
Email email@example.com, Telephone ++44 (0) 20 7848 2682
Course Content and Structure
The course is an advanced course in European Law and is most suited to those with a prior knowledge of European Union law. It is also suitable for anyone at postgraduate level working in a law-related environment with an interest in European Union law. Though applicants with an academic background in law are ideal, this is not an essential pre-requisite to take part. The course is aimed at deepening and/or updating previous knowledge in EU Law. Each lecture will deal with certain selected issues which the lecturer deems of current relevance. The areas will therefore not be covered comprehensively, but selectively. The course is therefore also not suited to those who seek to further their doctoral studies in a particular area.
This course is not suitable for students at undergraduate level.
Normally all applications are accepted, but the Centre reserves the right to reject applications at the course director's discretion should this be considered necessary either in the individual's or the group's interest.
Tuition only: £800
Tuition and (10 nights) Accommodation with Breakfast: £1190 (any additional nights at £39)
Please read the information on Accommodation below before booking it. The rooms offered here are basic student accommodation and are not to everyone's taste!
The tuition fee includes a dinner at The Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall.
Cancellation more than three weeks before the event 100%
Cancellation 1-3 weeks before event 50%
Cancellation within one week before event 0%
End of May 2013 or later subject to availability.
Unfortunately this course is not supported by external funds, therefore the Centre of European Law cannot offer any financial assistance. This course is not suitable for undergraduate students.
The course is taught in the English language and applicants should be comfortable with receiving academic lectures in English. Language ability will not be vetted but it is in your own interest that your standard of English is of an adequate level.
After completion of the course a certificate of attendance is awarded if at least 85% of the classes have been attended. An attendance sheet will be filled out for every day of the course.
The summer course is accreditated by the Solicitor's Regulation Authority for Continuing Professional Development. The total hours of teaching time entitles solicitors in England and Wales to claim for the equivalent number in CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points. The accreditation for the 2013 course by the Bar Standard Board is pending, but has always been approved previously.
On the first day of the course you will receive a course folder. You will be given hard copies of the course materials which weigh approx 2 kgs, so please allow enough space and weight in your luggage allowance should you wish to take this home with you. We will endeavour to produce as much of the course materials as possible in a CD Rom format, so that you have the option of taking just this.
Should you wish to prepare for the course, we recommend you read the following article by Paul Craig, The Treaty of Lisbon : Process, architecture and substance, European Law Review (2008), volume 33 , issue 2 , p. 137-166
Course programme and lecturers
The course will cover the following subject areas of EU law. The programme of 2011 is linked at the top of this page for your information. We have nearly finished the programme and will publish it here shortly.
- Anti-Discrimination Law
- EU Competition Law
- Citizenship/Free Movement of Workers
- EU Environmental Law
- Judicial Review
- Enforcement of EU Law
- State Aid
- The European Court of Justice
- External Relations
- Free Movement of Goods
- Freedom to Provide Services and Establishment
- The Lisbon Treaty
- Human Rights Protection in the EU
- Free Movement of Capital
- EU Media Law
- EU Company Law
- EU Financial Regulation and Supervision
Teaching time totals 38.5 hours
Professor Andrea Biondi, King's College London (Co Director Centre of European Law)
Professor Piet Eeckhout, King's College London (Director Centre of European Law)
Leo Flynn, Legal Service, European Commission
Robin Griffith, Clifford Chance, King's College London
Professor Sir Francis Jacobs QC, King's College London, previously Advocate General at the European Court of Justice (President of the Centre of European Law)
Dr Jan Oster, King's College London
Dr Michael Schillig, King's College London
Dr Eloise Scotford, King's College London
Professor Alexander Türk, King' s College London (Course Director)
Professor Robert Wintemute, King's College London
Professor Richard Whish, King's College London
Group size and composition
The size of the summer course group is variable, the last years the course was fully booked with a maximum number of 50 students. Students come together from the UK and continental Europe with occasional visitors from overseas continents. The student group ranges from recent graduates to experienced practitioners, a variety that is also reflected in the age range. The diversity of the group composition has always proved to be a very fruitful basis for the exchange of ideas and experiences, and everyone will leave the course with new contacts or even new friends.
Accommodation can be arranged through the Centre of European Law in single rooms in a hall of residence in Central London. This will be in Commonwealth Hall, which are located next to each other at 1-11 Cartwright Gardens, London, WC1H 9EB, Tel +44 (0) 20 7121 7500. Please go to their website to find out about their facilities and how to get there.
Please note that you are a visitor rather than a term time student, so please refer to the visitor's guide on the halls' websites.You cannot have visitors in your room overnight for a small fee. If you wish to accommodate a partner or a friend, please do so by booking an additional room directly with Commonwealth Hall via email.
In general, these halls offer clean, basic budget accommodation (bed and breakfast) with shared bathroom/toilet facilities. Limited shared cooking facilities are also available but no utensils are supplied.
Bed linen is provided but you should bring your own towels.
If you book accommodation, please be reminded that the fee for tuition and accommodation covers 10 nights only (plus breakfast), ie arrival date Sunday, 23rd of June, and departure date the day the course ends, 3 July. You are expected to leave your room by 10am on the day of departure. You can book further nights at the additional cost of £39 per night. Please indicate your requirements at the time of booking the course.
The halls of residence are situated about one kilometre from the main Strand Campus. You can walk to King's College within 25 minutes, or take one of the various buses, that will take you to the Strand.
To occupy a room in Central London for £39 inclusive of breakfast is an exceptional offer. Please be aware that if you are not used to student accommodation you may find the standard of these facilities difficult to accept.
In this case it might be preferable for you to book your own accommodation. Here are just some of the numerous websites you could browse, however we cannot vouch for the accommodation advertised on these sites - it is your responsibility to ensure you are satisfied with the service offered.
London Bed and Breakfast Agency
London Budget Accommodation
Imperial London Hotels
The Summer Course is devised as an intensive course, so integrated social group activities are kept to a minimum in order to leave each individual with choices for their spare time. There are two drinks receptions hosted by the Centre of European Law, one on the first day of the course and the second on the last day. These are very popular and well attended, as it gives everybody the opportunity to meet fellow students, lecturers and organisers for the first time in a social context and to reflect about the course and to say good bye.
The Centre will also organise two course dinners. One of these is not optional, and is included in your fee.
This is a semi formal event, smart dress would be appreciated for this occasion. At the Athenaeum Club, where the dinner will be held in 2013, men are expected to wear a shirt and tie. The second organised dinner is optional, a very informal event and ... you will have to pay for yourself.
General dress code during the Summer Course is casual.
Following the enthusiastic reception of the previous years' guided walk 'Legal and Illegal London - The Inns of Court' this is planned to be repeated this year. This tour is included in your fee, but feel free to tip the guide if you have enjoyed the walk.
Library & Internet access
We are planning to issue student cards to students so that summer course delegates can have access to King's College London student facilities. This includes access to the library, access to Paws (Public Access Workstations) rooms and use of wireless networking facilities. You will be asked for a passport jpg once we have received your booking.
The Centre will provide you with water during the course sessions. You may purchase other refreshments from the cafeteria at King's or from the numerous cafés near to the Campus.
The Summer Course in EU Law has run since 1987. It is the only regular course that the Centre runs from the King's College campus and often features as the final annual highlight in the busy academic calendar of the Centre's activities. The sessions will be held on the main King's College campus at the Strand. The Strand is one of the most famous streets in London, linking the City with the West End. If you walk into the Eastern direction you will reach Fleet Street, where you will find some of the UK's most prestigious legal institutions. The Royal Courts of Justice, as well as the Inns of Court are all within walking distance and well worth a visit during your stay. Towards the West The Strand will lead you to Trafalgar Square with Buckingham Palace and the Government Buildings around Downing Street further along. To the South you will find the River Thames lined with galleries and historic attractions along the South Bank whereas to the North the theatres, shops and cafés await your visit in lively Covent Garden.
King's College London
King's College London is one of the two oldest and largest colleges of the University of London: a major multi-faculty university institution with some 19,300 students. The College has very recently been ranked among the 25 best universities internationally. The Centre of European Law is part of the Law School at King's College London. The School of Law has been awarded the highest research and teaching ratings by the UK Government's Higher Education Funding Council. It enjoys a distinguished international reputation. For more information on King's College London, please visit 'About us'.
Before and during the course your main points of contact will be Christine Copping and and Gemma Noyce at the details below
Centre of European Law
Somerset House, Room SW-1.18
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7848 2682/2387
Fax:+44 (0)20 7848 2443
Some organisations and companies who have booked onto the Summer Course in the past (in alphabetical order)
Allen & Overy - American Express Services Europe Limited - BP Austria - Bucharest University - Coca-Cola Services France - Council of the EU - Daimler, Chrysler Services AG Berlin - Delegation to the European Commission in Slovakia - EFTA Surveillance Authority - European Court of Justice - European Parliament - Federal Chancellery, Austria - Finnish Supreme Court - Foreign and Commonwealth Office - House of Lords - KPMG Bulgaria - Ministry for European Integration, Croatia - Ministry of Finance, The Netherlands - Nationalbank Denmark - Nokia UK - Novartis, Switzerland - Office of Fair Trading - Office of the Attorney General, Ireland - Svea Court of Appeal, Stockholm - Treasury Solicitor's Department - Trinity College Dublin - US Embassy in Bulgaria - Which? Magazine - White & Case Law Firm - YKK Europe Limited
How students rated the course in the past.