Innsbruck – Medical and Health Law

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Well known Winter ELSA Law School organiser, ELSA Innsbruck, is proud to announce its first ever Summer ELSA Law School on the topic of Medical and Health Law. Through our cooperation with the University of Innsbruck(Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck), we are delighted to offer an exclusive opportunity, 35 spots, for students from all around the world to learn about Medical Law beyond their regular curriculum's.


During course of the Summer ELSA Law School, the participants will not only gain in depth knowledge of the regarding topic, but also will have a chance to study unique cases with high quality speakers, who are acknowledged as national and international experts and university professors. Throughout the week the lectures presented by speakers will be accompanied by workshops and other activities to ensure active participation and a great learning experience.

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 - 450€
Maximum extra fees
Innsbruck, Austria
Hotel Altpradl, Innsbruck
Number of participants
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Academic Partner
University of Innsbruck
Academic Programme





Summer School


Monday, July 2 Tuesday, July 3 Wednesday,

July 4

Thursday, July 5 Friday, July 6 Saturday, July 7
morning session

9:00 – 12:00 Uhr

Prof. Emily Jackson (LSE)


Regulating Assisted Conception: legal and ethical challenges

Prof. Guido Pennings (Ghent University)


Sperm and egg donation: a contentious practice undergoing rapid changes

lecture free day Dr. Julian Mausbach (UZH)


Family Balancing, genetic testing and information about the sex of the fetus

Dr. Caroline Voithofer / Prof. Magdalena Flatscher-Thöni



ART: A matter of individual reproductive autonomy or biopolitics?


(10pm – 12pm)

afternoon session

13:00 – 16 Uhr

Prof. Gabriele Werner-Felmayer/Dr. Bettina Böttcher



Introduction to reproductive medicine

Prof. Bernhard Koch (UIBK)


wrongful life / wrongful birth / wrongful conception

Prof. Markus Frischhut



European and national case-law on IVF and surrogate parenting

Dr. Felix Kesselring

Dr. Gabriela Staber / (CMS Zürich/CMS Vienna)


The Lawyers’ Perspective




Apply here