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.


Annual Lecture 2014

Lord Hannay of Chiswick

'The tangled tale of Britain's block opt-out from the EU's Justice and Home Affairs Legislation (Protocol 36 of the Lisbon Treaty)

1 December 2014 at 18.00, Great Hall, King's College London, Strand Campus

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In 2014 the FIDE Essay Prize went to Niall Coghlan. Niall is a BPTC student at City University. He previously read History at Pembroke College, Cambridge, before completing the law conversion course in 2013. Niall has developed a strong interest in both species of European law, graduating first in his year for EU law and recently winning the European Human Rights Moot in Strasbourg; he aims to build a practice in both at the bar. Niall will undertake a traineeship at the European Court of Human Rights next year.

As in every FIDE year the prize included free registration at the FIDE congress plus a £600 bursary for travel and accommodation in Copenhagen.

Congratulations to Niall.

Download the winning essay.

Download his very own FIDE report

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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