About CEENELS

The Central and European Network of Legal Scholars (CEENELS) conferences are informal annual meetings of legal academics from Central and Eastern Europe.

The Central and European Network of Legal Scholars (CEENELS) conferences are annual meetings of legal academics from Central and Eastern Europe. Our first conference took place in Brno in April 2015, where we discussed the effects of transformation upon our legal cultures, then we met in January 2017 in Kraków to discuss the remnants of socialist legal thinking, and for the third time in Riga in January 2018 to reflect upon Central and Eastern European legal identity. Our next meeting is in June 2019 at the Higher School of Economics, where we have been invited by Vladislav Starzhentesky to discuss legal innovation in Central and Eastern Europe.

CEENELS conference are informal meetings, hosted each time by a university in Central and Eastern Europe. CEENELS does not have any bodies, boards or formalised membership. Any scholar from the region is invited to join the annual conference. If you would like to organise the next one, please come forward with your proposal during the organisational session at the end of the annual conference.