The Academy of European Law (ERA) was formed shortly after the Maastricht Treaty of 1992, in response to the need for a training platform for those in the legal industry to remain fully informed and up-to-date on developments in the field of EU law. It has a considerable share of the legal training industry, with hundreds of lawyers benefitting from the courses provided both in person over the summer months, and the extensive range of online courses and resources.

The Austrian Data Protection Authority (Datenschutzbehörde) is an independent governmental authority charged with data protection. The data protection authority is the Austrian supervisory authority for data protection, the equivalent of a national data protection commissioner in other countries.  

Since its creation in 1958, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has worked to advance the understanding of international and comparative law; to promote the rule of law in international affairs; and to promote their application through research, publications and events.

The Centre for Legal and Economic Research (Centro de Investigação Jurídico-Económica, CIJE) is a Research Unit integrated in the Law Faculty of the University of Porto.

The Centre of European Law, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College is an institution with a long tradition of teaching and research into all areas of European Union Law. It enjoys a reputation of excellence for offering a distinguished programme of public lectures, seminars and conferences.

The Western University 'Vasile Goldiș' of Arad (Universitatea de Vest 'Vasile Goldiș') is a private university located in Arad, Romania. The spiritual patron of the University is Vasile Goldiș, a prominent Romanian politician, pedagogue, publicist, member of the Romanian Academy and a key figure of the Union of Transylvania with Romania in 1918. The Faculty of Law was founded in the first year of operation of the University in 1990/1991. It is the first private law school in Romania, whose final accreditation was confirmed by the Romanian Parliament in March 2002.

The European Centre for Dispute Resolution was founded in 2012 by Katarina Kresal, former Interior Minister for the Republic of Slovenia. Many services are offered by the Centre, including mediation, neutral evaluation and arbitration.

The European Legal Studies Institute, the successor to the Institute for European law and the Institute for International Private Law, is part of the University of Osnabrück and aims to become one of the leading European research institutions for comparative law and the harmonisation of European law.

The Faculty of International Legal Relations of the National University 'Odessa Law Academy' consists of 734 students, from 13 countries: Azerbaijan, Syria, Turkmenistan, China, Moldova, Israel, Nigeria, Armenia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Guinea, the Russian Federation and Jordan.

The Faculty of Law and Economics of the University of Lleida is home to over 1,500 students. Established in 1968, the Faculty is an important part of the oldest Catalan university, founded in 1299.

The Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade is one of the top law schools in the region of Southeastern Europe and possesses a record of academic excellence and international scholarly influence.

The European Law Students Association (ELSA) was founded in 1981 by five law students from Austria, Hungary, Poland and West Germany. The organisation is the world's largest independent law students’ association, represented at nearly 350 faculties across Europe with more than 50,000 members. ELSA's aim is to contribute to legal education, to foster mutual understanding and to promote social responsibility of law students and young lawyers.

The Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University was founded in 1667 and is part of the oldest and largest university in Hungary.

The Faculty of Law of the University of Ghent: Ghent University is one of the leading institutions of higher education and research in Belgium. It is an open pluralistic University operating within a broad international perspective. It offers high-quality, research-based education in all academic disciplines. The Ghent University Law School was founded in 1817 and was one of the four founding faculties of Ghent University.

The Faculty of Law of the University of Girona was founded in 1991 and has established itself as one of Spain’s foremost centres of legal education.

The Faculty of Law of Izmir University of Economics aims to equip students with leadership attributes, entrepreneurial capabilities, critical thinking skills and the ability to contribute valuable research to a variety of sciences.

The University of Latvia was founded in 1919 and currently, with more than 12,000 students, 13 faculties and 21 research institutes, it is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltics. The University offers more than 140 State accredited academic and professional study programmes. The University is striving to become a renowned research University and to promote excellence in studies. The Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia has been the cradle of legal science in Latvia ever since it was set up in 1919. Currently the Faculty of Law has more than 1300 students in four study programmes.

Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the first and only university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, it is also a modern institution with a personal atmosphere. 


The Faculty of Law of Lyon Catholic University: the University was founded in 1875. It welcomes a diverse range of students from every nationality with a variety of philosophical and religious beliefs, and respects freedom of conscience and secularism.

The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University consists of approximately 2,500 students and 250 staff members. The Faculty's courses are characterised by their small-scale approach which makes education intensive and student-centered.

The Faculty of Law of the University of Sarajevo is a public institution dedicated to providing education of utmost excellence grounded in continuous research and the development of both legal studies and practice.

The Faculty of Law of Toulouse 1 Capitole University is a public establishment which opened in 1970 and originated from the Faculty of Canon Law created in 1229 by King Saint Louis.

The Faculty of Law of Trnava University was re-established in 1998 but its early history goes back as far as 1667. It is an important center of legal education and legal research in Slovakia, emphasising Christian moral values and fundamental principles of democracy and the rule of law.

The Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb is the oldest institution for legal education in Southeast Europe, founded in 1776.

The Federal Competition Authority of Austria is responsible for maintaining and securing competition in Austria.

The Interdisciplinary Research Centre Jean Renauld (CRIDES) was created in 1978 as part of the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). It is aimed at scientific research on different subjects concerning companies.

The Portucalense Institute for Legal Research (Instituto Jurídico Portucalense, IJP) was established in 1987 as the Institute for Legal Research of the Universidade Portucalense. 

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a public research university in London, England and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It dates back to the London Hospital Medical College founded in 1785 and has currently over 21,000 students from 155 nationalities.

The Romanian Institute for Human Rights (RIHR) was established by law in 1991 as an independent national human rights institution and carries out research, education, training, information, publications and consultancy in the field of promoting and protecting human rights and democracy. 

The School of Law of the University of Hull is the longest established department within the University. The Law School was established in October 1927 with an initial intake of 14 students preparing for their professional examinations. At present, the Law School is one of the most dynamic and vibrant institutions in the University of Hull and a leading force of legal education in the United Kingdom and the European Union. 

Established in 1636, the Utrecht University School of Law is the oldest law school in the Netherlands and has several institutes, research institutes and centres. Its institutes conduct research and supply education in a specific field of the legal discipline. Its research institutes and centres focus specifically on research.

The Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law is an independent, non-profit organisation established for the purpose of developing and promoting mediation and its integration into the Russian legislation as efficient Alternative Dispute Resolution method.

The Școala Națională de Studii Politice și Administrative’s (National University of Political Sciences and Public Administration (SNSPA)) institutional vision consists of promoting and implementing a unique relationship between the University and genuine change in Romania. The SNSPA constantly trains the Romanian elite and aims to extend this training feature at regional level. It is a University that adapts to the requirements of Europeanisation and globalisation.

The Social Sciences Research Center of International Burch University was established in 2013 with the aim of providing assistance and aid to scientific research in the field of social sciences with special focus in law.

The Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato (SIRD) is a non-profit association that aims to encourage research in comparative law.

The Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law (SCCL) of the Faculty of Law of Stockholm University was set up at Stockholm University in 2000 in light of the significant and ongoing research on the development of commercial law which was being carried out at the University’s Law Faculty. The SCCL’s main focus is the promotion of research and research education in the field of commercial law.

The Sutherland School of Law of University College Dublin is the largest and most diverse law school in Ireland.

The University Institute of European Studies (Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei, IUSE) is a non-profit organisation for education, research and public debate relating to Europe. It also aims to prepare experts and executives for European and international careers.