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Interview Jos Hoevenaars in ‘Het Advocatenblad’

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.

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Published: October 31, 2018

On 30 October, Erlis Themeli together with Dirma Jansen organized a poster presentation workshop for PhD candidates of the Erasmus Graduate School of Law (EGSL). The workshop aims at helping participants to visualize their research, present it through imagery, and briefly describe it in 3-5 minutes. This workshop is part of the training that the EGLS provides to PhD candidates, and Erlis is often invited as a presenter and role model during this training.