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Young Scholars Lab 2013

Summer School

4-7 June 2013


Scientific Coordinator: Joseph H.H. Weiler (New York University and President Elect, European University Institute) and Tatjana Evas (European University Institute)


The second edition of the summer school ‘Young Scholars Lab’ (YSL) will be devoted to the themes of legal scholarship, doctoral research, legal learning and legal teaching.


The YSL will bring together some of the best experts, from Europe and the United States, on research methodology, academic legal writing, and legal teaching.


Professor Weiler will run a course specifically dedicated to conducting doctoral research.


The programme of the YSL will include specific and innovative seminars on interdisciplinary approaches to the legal studies, and a series of sessions on the future of legal scholarship both in Europe and in the U.S., in comparative perspective.


The workshop “The Nouvelle Vague: a New Generation of Legal Scholarship Questioning Mainstream Assumptions” (7 June 2013) will complete the programme.



Applicants: doctoral students and young legal scholars with less than 5 years of teaching in law schools

How to apply: please send your up-to-date CV and a motivation letter in pdf format

Contact: valentina.spiga@eui.eu

Deadline: expired



One can apply to the “Young Scholars Lab” Summer School without taking part in the call for papers.

The “Young Scholars Lab” Summer School does not charge fees to the selected participants.

A limited number of travel and accommodation allowances are available for researchers who will have participated in the call for papers and will have been selected to present their paper at “The Nouvelle Vague” workshop. Selection for these allowances will be based on merit and needs.

Candidates who wish to be considered for travel and accommodations allowances should indicate so in their application and provide all the necessary information.




Call For Papers

Workshop: “The Nouvelle Vague: A New Generation Of Legal Scholarship Questioning Mainstream Assumptions”, 7 June 2013

In the context of the “Young Scholars Lab”, we are looking at bringing together representatives of a new generation of legal scholarship; young researchers from any field of legal studies, open to question the mainstream assumptions of their field of study.

In fact, legal research and legal writing are often based on ideological or methodological preconceptions which determine our understanding and our approach to law. These preconceptions are shaped by mainstream legal thinking. But the creation of a genuine and open new legal scholarship will also be the result of the rupture of certain traditional narratives.

We therefore seek papers willing to question such narratives and assumptions, and speakers ready to engage with a broader academic community beyond national or sectoral boundaries.

For those selected to present the papers it is mandatory to participate in the entire programme of the “Young Scholars Lab” Summer School (4 -7 June 2013).

Selection results will be notified by 2 May 2013.



How to apply: please send a 2-3 pages outline of your proposed paper (with details on the methodology) or a first draft of your paper and an up-to date CV in pdf format


Important: name your file according to the following format SURNAME_YSL_Draft.pdf and SURNAME_YSL_CV .pdf.


Deadline: expired

Selected draft papers will have to be delivered by 31 May 2013.



Contact: valentina.spiga@eui.eu

Tel. +39 055 4685 734

Fax. +39 055 4685 458


From YSL 2012

Towards a New Approach to Legal Science_Anna Tsiftsoglou_abstract



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