The UKAEL brings together all those with an interest in European Union law. Through lectures, webinars and seminars, as well as events particularly tailored to our student members, it promotes a better understanding of EU law and encourages debate on current issues.
The UKAEL was founded in 1974 and represents UK lawyers in the International Federation for European Law (FIDE) which links the national associations of the Member States of the EU by organising the biennial FIDE congress.
The UKAEL coordinates a variety of interests, addressing practitioners, officials, academics and students alike. The events calendar offers a high-profile annual address and several evening seminars and webinars on current topics in EU law. For students in particular, there is the “EU Law in Practice” event and a competition for sponsored attendance at the FIDE congress. In some years, we also offer a Young Researchers workshop.
Membership is invited from members of the judiciary, barristers, solicitors and advocates, teachers and students of law at universities and colleges in the UK, holders of any law degree if the holder is resident in the UK, pupil barristers, trainee solicitors and any other persons, bodies or organisations the Committee of the Association may consider to be in the interests of UKAEL.
Individual Membership costs £30 annually and offers priority booking for all events, free entry to the Annual Lecture, reduced entry to seminars and an invitation to the UKAEL’s Annual General Meeting.
We also offer Student Membership at £15 for one year or £30 for three years which provides free entry to all online and in-person events, priority booking for all events and an invitation to the Annual General Meeting.
Finally, there is Corporate Membership at £100 annually which offers priority booking for all events, free entry for up to three people to webinars and the Annual Lecture, reduced entry for up to three people to seminars and an invitation to the UKAEL’s Annual General Meeting.