The UKAEL brings together all those across the UK with an interest in European Union law.

Through lectures, conferences and other events it promotes a better understanding of EU law, encourages debate and discussion on current issues, and as the UK branch of FIDE, is part of an international network of European law associations.


Win a place at the most important conference for European Law!

FIDE XXVIII – Estoril, Portugal 23-26 May 2018
The FIDE CONGRESS is a biennial event attended by over 500 jurists (
The competition is open to full time law students, trainee solicitors and pupil barristers who are UKAEL members. Entrants must be UK residents and based at UK institutions or firms at the time of the Congress.

The title of the essay is:

“The future EU-UK relationship will be like no other – a bold and bespoke new model is therefore needed. Discuss.”

Essays of no more than 2000 words (including footnotes) will be judged by a panel from the UKAEL Committee.
The prize consists of registration at the FIDE Congress in Estoril plus a bursary for travel and accommodation. The winner will be expected to contribute a short written report on the Congress upon return.

Please register your interest by emailing, stating your name, address, institution, year of study. Essays must reach UKAEL by 28 February 2018.

For those of you who missed the UKAEL Annual Lecture by 

Sir Jonathan Faull: "European Law in the United Kingdom"

Read the lecture here.


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Our members enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Discounts and priority booking for all of our events
  • Member rate at the biennial FIDE Congress
  • An invitation to the UKAEL Annual General Meeting
  • Opportunities to study and discuss European Union Law with leading academics and practitioners