Vila Nova de Gaia – Law of Sea and Connected Rights


During its 1th edition, Winter ELSA Law School Vila Nova de Gaia will focus on Law of the Sea and Connected Rights. The topic, which is not only current and increasing, but also has huge impact on the near future. 

During our WELS the academic program will be carried out by the most competent and recognised professionals in the area, guaranteeing its complexity and quality. Furthermore, being organised in Portugal - the country connected to the sea, with one of the largest continental platforms, our WELS is a perfect place to discuss the aforementioned topics. 

Following the academic programme, the social program will be full of dynamic and interesting activities, providing the participants with time to relax and enjoy the event. 

During these 7 days you will get to know the beautiful city of ours, considered the European Best Destination for two years in a row. We assure you, the time spent during our WELS will be an unforgettable experience for you!  

Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 315€
ELSA Alumni/Member of a partner organisation - 370€
Non - ELSA member - 400€
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Two-way airport transfer - 30€
Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal
Best Guest Porto Hostel, Porto
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Academic Partner
Universidade Portucalense Infante D.Henrique
Academic Programme

The academic programme will tackle the topics of:

  • Law of the sea;
  • European Law of the sea;
  • International Court, awards and decisions;
  • International sea bed authority and area exploitation;
  • Continental shelf and its exploitation;
  • Marine genetic resources and MPA (Marine Protected Areas);
  • Maritime security.
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