The next Midterm Meeting will take place on February 16th 2018 in Rotterdam.
The Call for Papers can be found here.
Each year in mid-February all students of the current academic year and scholars from the partner universities come together in Ghent, Rotterdam or Hamburg to discuss topics of Law & Economics and the future of the programme. The EMLE Midterm Meeting attracts one of the largest groups of Law & Economics scholars in Europe and is guaranteed to be a great experience, both academically and socially.
The Midterm Meeting takes place on a Thursday and Friday. The meeting starts with the 'Thesis Meeting'. During the 'Thesis Meeting' the students discuss their ideas for a Master Thesis with the third term coordinators and faculty. Thesis titles and supervisors are agreed upon.
Friday is dedicated to a one-day symposium where papers by scholars from the partner universities and other experts are presented and discussed. The symposium provides vivid insights into current research topics in Law & Economics and proves to be a stimulating experience for all those interested in this field.
It has become a tradition to invite the student who in the previous academic year wrote the best thesis to present his or her work at the symposium.
The symposium culminates in an invited lecture by a distinguished scholar of Law & Economics. For example, the lecture was given by Professor Robert Cooter from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995 and again in 1996, by Professor Lucien A. Bebchuk from Harvard University in 2001, and by Professor Mark Grady from George Mason University in 2003, Prof. emer. Thomas Ulen from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and Prof. emer. Hans-Bernd Schaefer from Bucerius Law School in 2014. In the evening all participants enjoy the conference dinner, which is among the highlights of the meeting.
Thesis titles and supervisors are confirmed in the EMLE Board Meeting, which concludes the Midterm Meeting on Saturday afternoon.
"Dear Prospective EMLE Students, Dear Professors,
I am very happy for being an EMLE student and in particular having had the chance to study in two renowned universities, respectively ILE/Hamburg University-Germany and RILE, Eramus University Rotterdam.
Being a non EU student, I was eligible and lucky to be granted the Eramus Mundus Merit Scholarship from the European Commission for Education and Science.
This programme has enabled me to make use of economic methods to explain the efficiency of laws. I was impressed from the high profile of lecturers and their devotion to this school of thought. EMLE Programme is not like a usual LL.M. programme - it goes beyond by providing new insights and approaches.
Furthermore, the EMLE programme helped me to build up precious friendship with young people coming all over the continents! I miss my EMLE friends.
Last but not least, My special thanks and gratitude go to Prof. Dr. Thomas Eger for his patience, very high teaching performance and kindness.
[EMLE Student 2008/2009]