Centre for European Law and Internationalisation

About us

CELI is a team of leading researchers working on European Law and Internationalisation.

Established in 2000, CELI is a forum for a wide-range of activities. The centre organises regular seminars, conferences and discussion groups, contributes to international research networks, actively seeks and attracts research funding, supports and integrates the research of academics and postgraduate researchers in the School of Law and hosts international academic visitors.

CELI research interests

  • EU Law (institutional, social, labour and economic law, including issues pertaining to EU enlargement)
  • The Council of Europe (in particular the ECHR and European Social Charter)
  • International Law (Public International Law, Human Rights, Private International Law, International Commercial Law).
  • CELI member publications

CELI and the student community

Leicester students are actively involved in CELI activities and are an important part of CELI. CELI provides postgraduate research students with: a forum in the Law School to meet and exchange ideas with fellow students and established academics; opportunities to present and discuss their work and to get involved with the academic community and be exposed to cutting-edge research and the research culture in academia within and beyond the Leicester Law School.

Postgraduate research programmes

LLM students attend and participate in CELI events with the opportunity to meet fellow students outside the class setting and to get involved with the research community of the Law School. Those considering a postgraduate research degree find early involvement in a vibrant research community particularly valuable.

Taught postgraduate Masters programmes

Students benefit from the strong link between research and teaching in the Law School which has a strong tradition in research-led teaching across a wide range of European and International Law courses.

The undergraduate programmes, LLB with a year abroad and combined Law and Foreign Language, offer further opportunities for undergraduates within an international/European law context.

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