Aarhus – Criminal law


You now have the opportunity to experience Aarhus, also known as Denmark’s happiest/smiley city, when the second Summer Law School takes place in Aarhus. This means that you can experience first-hand, why Aarhus was chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2017 and described as one of the hottest cities to visit by Lonely Planet.

Aarhus is well-known for its architecture, its beautiful landscapes and nature, fantastic museums and overall vibrant and youthful atmosphere. All this is something you will get to explore during this year’s Summer Law school, and we guarantee that you will get to understand, why the Danes are the happiest people in the world.

This year the highly academic program focuses on criminal law. During the week, some of the country’s leading professors are invited to present topics within the field of criminal law. You will get to further develop your legal skills and strengthen your professional competence.

We look forward to meeting you during this fun and highly educational week!

Maximum participation fees
ELSA member from a non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA member from a favoured country - 315€
Alumni/Member of a Partner Organisation - 425€
Non-member 450 €
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
SELS Aarhus T-shirt 28 €
Aarhus, Denmark
DanHostel Aarhus city/Hallo cafe, Aarhus
Number of participants
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Academic Partner
Aarhus University, Nicolaj Sivan Holst, Ole Terkelsen, Thomas Elholm, Claus Bonnez ect.
Academic Programme

The purpose of this year’s academic program is to inspire with, among other things, presentations and workshops, for you to apply in your future professional career. To give you a taste of what the week will consist of, you will in the following get a small teaser of some of the program:

The academic program will include presentations with PhD. Associate Professor Nicolaj Sivan Holst, who teaches criminal law at Aarhus University. Holst has previously worked public prosecution, so he has a theoretical as well as practical approach to criminal law. Holst’s teaching is always energetic and inspiring, and Holst possesses a unique ability to transform complex issues into understandable matter.

Furthermore, Professor Thomas Elholm will conduct parts of the teaching in regards to the topic of EU Criminal law. Elholm has many years of experience in teaching both in Denmark and abroad, and he has published a number of books and articles in Danish as well as in international journals.

Additionally, he is co-founder of the European Criminal Policy Initiative (ECPI). During the SELS, the teaching of Elholm will consist of presentations and workshops and they will have a high international level.

In addition, associate professor Ole Terkelsen will discuss international obligations when extraditing law-offenders. Terkelsens research area is public law and his research has led to several national and international publications. Terkelsen is experienced in teaching, why this manages to create an educational environment with room for questions and debate.

Apply here