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European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN)

In October 2022, Liverpool Law School took over the co-ordination of the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN), which it co-ordinates together with the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the University of Luxembourg.

The ECLAN Network brings together academics from 32 countries from Europe and beyond. It organises annual academic and graduate conferences and summer schools and co-ordinates the publication of the New Journal of European Criminal Law and of the Hart Studies in European Criminal Law.

"Assuming the co-ordination of one of the most extensive and dynamics transnational research networks in European and criminal law is a testament of the outstanding research strength of Liverpool Law School in these fields and reflects the commitment of the School to pursue impactful and socially engaged research."

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Dean of the School of Law and Social Justice, and ECLAN's Co-Coordinator.


Upcoming events


ECLAN Graduate Conference 2023 - The Future of European Criminal Law

30 November - 1 December 2023 | School of Law and Social Justice 

The European Criminal Law Academic Network is proud to announce the 11th ECLAN Graduate Conference on European Criminal Law to be held at the University of Liverpool. The ECLAN PhD Conference will provide a friendly environment where PhD candidates, post-docs, and early career researchers can gain experience in presenting their research, learn from each other, develop contacts, and establish communities with scholars in their field.

Conference hosted jointly by EU Law at Liverpool and the European Criminal Law Academic Network




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