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Summer Course: EU Law

35th Summer Course in EU Law: 20 June - 29 June 2022

Booking for the Summer Course 2022 is now open, if you would like to attend please visit our E-store.

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.


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.

Application numbers are capped, to ensure a high quality experience for attendees. Early registration is advised. 

Please note, this course is not suitable for students at undergraduate level.

Course Fees and Booking Deadline

Tuition fees for the Summer Course are £1,250.

Booking Deadline: 27 May 2022

Cancellation policy: 

  • Cancellation more than three weeks before the event, 100% tuition refund

  • Cancellation 1-3 weeks before event, 50% tuition refund

  • Cancellation within one week before event, 0% tuition refund

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.

Language requirements

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.

Course programme and lecturers

This is a full-time course, which is expected to cover a number of EU law subject areas, including, but not limited to:

Lecture content may be subject to change
Anti-Discrimination Law EU Competition Law 
 Citizenship EU Environmental Law
EU Tax Law Enforcement of EU Law
State Aid The European Court of Justice
External Relations and TTIP  Free Movement of Goods
Free Movement of Services Human Rights Protection in the EU
Free Movement of Capital EU Migration Law
EU Company Law EU Procurement Law
Promotion of Common Values via External Policies: Case of Ukraine  


Course lecturers  

Dr Oana Stefan, King's College London is the Course Director for 2022.

Professor Andrea Biondi, King's College London (Co Director Centre of European Law) 

Professor Takis Tridimas, King's College London (Co Director, Centre of European Law)

Professor Alexander Turk, King's College London  

Dr Anne Thies, University of Reading

Robin Griffith, Clifford Chance

Dr Leo Flynn, Legal Service, European Commission

Dr Kathrin Hamenstaedt, Brunel University

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) 

Professor Robert Wintemute, King's College London

Kelly Stricklin Couthino, 39 Essex Chambers

Dr Dionysia Katelouzou, King's College London

Professor Alison Jones, King's College London

Professor Paul James Cardwell, King's College London

Dr Mateja Durovic, King’s College London

Dr Darren Harvey, King's College London

Michael Bowsher QC, Monckton Chambers

Dr Giorgia Sangiulo, King's College London

Professor Roman Petrov,National University of Kyiv 

Dr Isidora Maletic, King's College London







Group size and composition

The size of the summer course group is variable, we aim to have a maximum of 35 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.

Social activities

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 hold a course dinner, which is included in your course fee. You will also have the opportunity to attend the CEL Annual Lecture and dinner. 

Library & Internet access

You will be asked to enrol online before you attend the summer course. Completing enrolment will enable us to produce your student ID card which is essential to have whilst on Campus and to visit the library. Enrolment will also give you online access to various services at King's.


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.

If you would like to attend the 35th annual CEL Summer Course please complete the booking form.