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Call for Papers: 2018 ELI Young Lawyers Award


European Law Institute (ELI)

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2018 ELI Young Lawyers Award



The ELI Young Lawyers Award was officially launched at the 2016 Annual Conference and General Assembly in Ferrara (Italy). The goal of this award is to provide the young European legal community with a mechanism to propose practical suggestions for the improvement of European law, as a way of giving voice to the future European legal experts and to help the ELI in fulfilling its core mission of improving the quality of European law.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are eligible to submit entries:

  • Individuals currently undertaking a university law degree, whether undergraduate or postgraduate; and
  • Individuals who are within five years of being awarded a law degree at the date by which entries must be submitted.

Where queries concerning eligibility arise, the decision of the ELI is final.

Candidates must submit a unique and original paper which was not previously published and which deals with a European legal issue that could be improved. The contribution can be submitted in any of the EU official languages along with an English translation. You can find more detailed instructions, including the Style Sheet template here.

Selection and Prizes

The Jury of the ELI Young Lawyers Award is comprised of the European Law Institute and other appropriate participating institutions. It is selected by the ELI Executive Committee every two years.

The successful candidate will be invited to present his/her paper at the 2018 ELI Annual Conference and General Assembly in Riga (Latvia). The European Law Institute will further cover his/her accommodation and travel expenses up to the value of EUR 1,000. This will provide the winner with an opportunity to meet and greet some of the world’s leading law experts and exchange ideas with them.

In addition, the winning contribution will be published on the ELI website and its author will be awarded with two years of free ELI fellowship, which will allow this individual to be involved in Special Interest Groups (SIGs), present project proposals and participate in the Members Consultative Committees (MCCs) of the different ELI Projects.

Deadline for Submissions

The papers must be submitted by 30 April 2018, 20:00 CET, to the following address:

More detailed instructions are available on our website here.