The European Union Law Summer Short Course is hosted by the Centre of European Law (CEL). The course was established in 1987 and is highly regarded for teaching excellence and research expertise.
The course is organised across 8 days of full-time study, offering an intensive programme of lectures and interactive workshops led by experts in academia and practice that address key subject areas in EU Law.
Lectures are held in person at Bush House, Strand Campus, King’s College London.
Participants will gain an advanced understanding of the central concepts, methods and debates in current EU Law, from both a domestic and international perspective, as well as more focused study in areas such as trade relations and international conflict. Particular attention will be given to international conflict in Ukraine and separation from the EU, with Brexit as case study.
The course is aimed at early career legal practitioners and scholars seeking to advance and update their understanding of EU Law across a range of key subject areas. Participants will receive specialist tuition from leading experts in their field, developing the skills required to solve EU legal problems; understand the legal implications of current EU actions in areas of defence or trade relations with the UK; be able to search for and interpret data on EU Law as required for various tasks in legal practice.
Listen to some of the expert course tutors explain the professional benefits of the course in the videos on this page.
All lectures are held in person at Bush House, Strand Campus, King’s College London. Learning resources will be available to participants online and made available in advance of the programme start date. Participants will also have access to university resources, including library access during the period of the course.
During the programme, participants are invited to a series of networking opportunities hosted by the Centre of European Law, including two reception events and a formal dinner which takes place during the second week.
Over the course of 8 days, the full-time programme will cover a range of key subject areas in EU Law, including but not limited to the following. A designated lecture will address each subject and associated learning resources will be made available online.
|EU Constitutional Law
||EU Competition Law
||EU Procurement Law
||EU State Aid
|EU Immigration Law
||EU External Relations
||Trade After Brexit
||EU Law in the UK after Brexit
|EU Law in Times of War
||EU Economic Sanctions
||Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination
Applicants will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject and some existing knowledge of European Union Law. The programme is also suitable for applicants working in a Law-related environment with an interest in European Union Law.
English language proficiency is necessary, but no formal qualification is required.
Please note that the short course Programme may be subject to minor changes. The full programme including timings and networking events, is available in the Short Course Programme 2023 attachment link below.
Monday 5 June | EU Constitutional Law I
- AM - The EU Institutional Structure | Alexander Turk, King's College London
- PM - The EU Constitution and the Rule of Law Backsliding | Darren Harvey, King's College London
Tuesday 6 June | EU Constitutional Law II
- AM - Integration Through Law: The EU and its Court of Justice | Sir Francis Jacobs, King's College London
- PM - Law and the Activities of the European Commission: Advice; Legality; Litigation | Leo Flynn, European Commission
Wednesday 7 June | EU and its Internal Market I
- AM - Introduction to the Internal Market | Oana Stefan, King's College London
- PM - Digital Market and Economy – How to Regulate: the EU approach | Mateja Durovic, King's College London
Thursday 8 June | The State and the Market
- AM - EU State Aid | Andrea Biondi, King's College London
- PM - EU Procurement Law at 50+ | Michael Bowsher KC, Monckton Chambers
- PM - The UK's trade regime after exiting the EU | Robin Griffiths, Clifford Chance
Friday 9 June | EU and its Internal Market II
- AM - The Green Internal Market | Isidora Maletic, King's College London
- PM - EU Competition Law | Chris Townley, King's College London
Monday 12 June | Rights
- AM - European Human Rights and Anti-discrimination Law | Robert Wintemute, King's College London
- PM - What about 'The Others': EU Immigration Law | Paul James Cardwell, King's College London
Tuesday 13 June | The External Dimension
- AM - EU External Relations | Anne Thies, University of Glasgow
- PM - EU Law in the UK after Brexit | Kieron Beal KC, Blackstone Chambers
Wednesday 14 June | EU Law in Times of War
- AM - EU Law in Times of War | Roman Petrov, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla
- PM - EU Economic Sanctions | Takis Tridimas, King's College London
Full Short Course Programme
Dr Oana Stefan is Reader in European Law at King’s College London. She has held a Vincent Wright Chair in Sciences Po Paris and has taught amongst others at HEC Paris, University College Dublin, the College of Europe, ESSEC and Bocconi Milano. She has also worked as an advisor for European integration to the Romanian Minister of Justice. Dr Stefan researches on the European Union, in particular energy, State aid law, soft law and judicial politics.
See Oana Stefan’s full profile
Bush House is part of Strand Campus, ideally situated on the River Thames with many of the Capital's attractions within walking distance. Strand Campus is situated on the South Western boundary of London's legal district, where the historic Inns of Court are located. To the west, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster are a short walk along the River Thames.