Annual review day EGSL
Jos Hoevenaars was interviewed for the Dutch magazine for the legal profession ‘Het Advocatenblad’ about his insight into the experiences of lawyers who find themselves litigating before the European Court of Justice after their case is referred though a reference for a preliminary ruling. In the interview (freely translated: ‘Court of Justice? Experience Needed!’) he discusses his empirical research among Dutch lawyers and paints a picture of generally overwhelmed professionals scrambling for assistance among EU law scholars, while making the best of their opportunity to plead before the ECJ, often in opposition to a group of well-trained EU law experts appearing on behalf of intervening Member States. His work on the reference procedure highlight the inequality in representation before the ECJ and its potential negative impact on the Court’s caselaw and its national consequences.
Published: June 1, 2018
On 31 May, Georgia Antonopoulou and Emma van Gelder participated in the annual Review day, organized by the Erasmus Graduate School of Law. During this event all first year PhD researchers had the opportunity to present their research to the academic staff. Georgia and Emma gave a pitch on their PhD research on international commercial courts and ODR, followed by a discussion. All in all, it was an inspiring review day! The formal evaluation of the first year accomplishments will follow in the next months.