Canterbury – Migration Law


ELSA Kent is excited to host the third edition of the ELSA Summer Law School on Migration Law, the only ELSA Summer law school established in the United Kingdom! The event will be hosted in ancient Canterbury, a place of pilgrimage for a millennium and the geographic bridge between the United Kingdom and the European continent.

Migration is the most contentious issue of our time: it is the cause and consequence of the major developments in the world's economy and international relations and in a world that is raising more walls and barriers, now is the time to study this issue! We will critically explore the most important developments and the critical issues in this field of law from many perspectives, such as legal academics, lawyers, and refugees.

Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 315€
Alumni/Member of a partner organisation - 420€
Non ELSA Member - 420€
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Extra Night - 45€
Eliot College, Canterbury
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We are currently still working on the programme… However, have a look at the programme from last year!

Day 1:

  • Critical Approaches to International Law – Margarita Prieto-Acosta (Kent Law School)
  • International Migration Law and Human Rights – Sian Lewis-Anthony (Kent Law School)
  • International Refugee Law – Richard Warren (Kent Law Clinic)

Day 2:

  •  Migration and Security Co-operation in Europe – Domenico Airoma (Italian prosecutor)
  • “Why They Are Not Refugees” – Professor Roger Zetter (Refugee Studies Centre)
  • Human Library with a Syrian Refugee

Day 3:

  • Political Perspective on Brexit – Richard Whitman (School of Politics and International Relations)
  • UK Immigrants & Panel Discussion – Sheona York (Solicitor)

Day 4:

  • Free Movement in Europe – Anthony Valcke (Brussels School of International Studies)
  • Rights to Remain after Brexit – Bernard Ryan (University of Leicester)

Day 5:

  • Address by Ledi Bianku– a judge at the European Court of Human Rights
  • Panel discussion: Brexit and the Future of International Cooperation – Tobias Kleim (Kent Law School) and Tom Watts (Kent School of Politics and International Relations)

Day 6:

  • Asylum Workshop – Richard Warren (Kent Law Clinic)
  • Immigration Barrister GCC – Franck Magennis
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