Braga – Law and Bioethics


ELSA UMinho is proud to present the 10th edition of SELS Braga on Law and Bioethics, which will take place from July 21 - 28, 2024. Our SELS will be held in Braga, also known as Portuguese Rome, but you will also have the opportunity to visit nearby cities, giving you a complete minhota experience.

Our Academic Programme will centre on the complexities of Bioethics and its intersection with various fields, including Law. Through collaboration with the Law School of the University of Minho, we plan to offer you over 20 hours of panels, conferences, and lectures designed to introduce Participants to key issues in Law and Bioethics and facilitate their understanding of this interdisciplinary subject.

Braga boasts a vibrant atmosphere, blending ancient traditions with modern life. ELSA UMinho is committed to providing a taste of Braga's cultural richness, including participating in local festivals, savouring traditional Portuguese cuisine, and exploring the city's picturesque landscapes. Our Social Programme promises a week filled with engaging activities to ensure your experience in Braga will be truly unforgettable.

To learn more about our SELS, you can visit our social media on Instagram and Facebook.

Participation fees
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 335€
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 375€
Member from a Partner Organisation - 420€
ELSA Alumni - 420€
Non ELSA Member - 420€
Extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Two-way Airport Transfer - 30€
SELS Braga Merch (T-shirt, Baseball Cap) - 30€
Braga, Portugal
B&B Hotel, Braga
Number of participants
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Academic Partner
Universidade do Minho
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Academic Programme

Our main Academic Partner, the University of Minho, in partnership with several other academic institutions, will offer participants a transdisciplinary programme to help them understand the many nuances of Bioethics and how it interlocks with Law and other adjacent areas of study. Our Academic Programme includes not only the contributions of lawyers and law professors but also panellists from subjects such as medicine and sociology, making it a complete Programme for anyone who wants to learn more about Bioethics.

Here is a draft of our Academic Programme (subject to change:

  • Sunday
    • None (Arrivals)
  • Monday
    • Panel on the Fundamental Questions of Bioethics
  • Tuesday
    • Lecture on Surrogacy
    • Lecture on Medically Assisted Procreation
    • Lecture on Abortion Rights
  • Wednesday
    • None (Field Day)
  • Thursday
    • Lecture on Euthanasia
    • Lecture on the Ethics of Clinical Trials 
    • Lecture on the Rights of Inmates
  • Friday
    • Panel on Informed Consent
    • Lecture on Informal Caretakers
  • Saturday
    • Digital Revolution Applied to Bioethics
    • Closing Session
  • Sunday
    • None (Departures)
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