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11 September 2017

School hosts European Lawyer Programme Summer School

The Dickson Poon School of Law proudly hosted the European Lawyer Programme Summer School 2017. This year's summer school (4-8 August 2017) had as its theme Banking Union: A Practical and Theoretical Perspective.

European law
European law

The Dickson Poon School of Law hosted the European Lawyer Programme Summer School 2017.  This year’s summer school (4-8 August 2017) had as its theme Banking Union: A Practical and Theoretical Perspective. The students began with talks on the EU financial and banking regulatory system, and the powers of the European Central bank.  The banking union as a private law instrument and Life outside the euro talks took the students into day two.  The role of the European Banking Authority and judicial protection of the EBA followed and on the final day they discussed whether banks need state aid.

The students attended workshops on What does Brexit mean for business in the UK and Implications of Brexit for the financial sector - the continental view, sponsored and hosted by Linklaters LLP and Noerr LLP at the Linklaters LLP London Office by the Barbican.  There were also visits to the Royal Courts of Justice, a Legal and Illegal Walking tour of London and a trip to Shoredtich for an Alternative London walking tour.

Photos from the summer school can be found here on the School's Flickr account:

About the European Lawyer Programme

The European Law School Network was established in 2006 by its three founding members (King’s College London, Humboldt University, Berlin, and University Paris 2) in order to establish and develop the European Lawyer programme (the “Juriste Europeen”).  University of Rome La Sapienza (Rome, Italy) and the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) have recently become members of this prestigious programme. Students on this programme pursue undergraduate studies at their home institution for three years and follow this by spending years three and four at two other partner universities, obtaining a Masters degree at each.  

The central objective of the course of study is to enable students to obtain a deep knowledge and understanding of three separate legal systems in Europe, as well as of European law generally. In this way it will enable them to acquire the skills necessary to practice as a European lawyer in the global environment.

Speakers included:

Dr Gianni Lo Schiavo, European Central Bank Professor Stefan Grundmann, Humboldt University Dr Chiara Orlandini, Bank of EnglandDespina Chatzimanoli, European Banking Authority Napoleon Xanthoulis, King’s College London Professor Andrea Biondi, King’s College London Leo Flynn, European Commission