The next Midterm Meeting will take place on 16 and 17 February 2017 in Ghent.
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.
"The EMLE year was un unforgettable experience. Academically, it expanded my understanding of law and economics by offering a unique aproach to a broad range of legal issues using economic reasoning and public policy analysis. Personally, the privilege of earning a master's degree in different countries with a diverse group of students provided an interesting cultural opportunity to widen our horizons about the world."
Lucas Ataydes Leite Seabra
[EMLE Student 2009/2010]