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European Law Programme

Lincoln’s Inn’s European Group run a European Law Programme aimed at offering judges, barristers, and students opportunities to learn more about the practice of European and Human Rights Law.

The Programme consists of various lectures and visits to the European and international courts. The Inn also offers scholarships to undertake placements at European and international institutions, and publishes collections of the lectures held at the Inn.

Events and Visits

Human Rights Law Update

Lincoln’s Inn welcomes Judge Egbert Myjer, former judge of the European Court of Human Rights and honorary bencher of Lincoln’s Inn to give an evening lecture to provide informative and thought-provoking comment on recent jurisprudence in the field of Human Rights emanating from both the European Court of Human Rights and the UK Courts.

European Visits

Three highly subsidised visits to the European and international courts each year for groups of students and pupils, together with senior members of the Inn. The Inn visits the European Court of Human Rights and Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the International Courts at The Hague, and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. More information can be found on our European Visits page.

Sir Thomas More Lecture and Dinner

Senior members of the European and UK judiciary offer their thoughts on contemporary topics. In 2019 the Rt Hon Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of Canada gave this lecture on ‘The Rule of Law: Does it Have a Future?’

European Lectures

Lincoln’s Inn also holds some standalone lectures each year which covers current issues. Previous topics include tax, competition law, and Brexit. See our What’s On section for upcoming events.

Publications

Lincoln’s Inn’s European Group periodically publishes the Sir Thomas More and other European Law lectures given at the Inn. The next title will be published in 2018 and will be launching at the twentieth Sir Thomas More Lecture on Thursday 29 November.

A full list of the publications can be found here and are available to buy from Wildy & Sons.

Scholarships

Lincoln’s Inn offers a range of scholarships, awards to courts in The Hague, Strasbourg and Luxembourg, and a contribution to applicants who arrange their own placements abroad, as well as contributing towards the Pegasus Trust which is administered by Inner Temple.

For more information on the scholarships available, please visit the European Law Scholarships page.