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Centre for the Study of European Contract Law

CSECL aims to promote high-quality research and education on European contract law


CSECL is a leading international research centre. We specialise in the private law aspects of a variety of legal fields.

CSECL seminar series

We invite leading scholars from around the world to present and discuss their working papers. The CSECL seminar series takes place every other Monday from 15:30 til 17:00.


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LLM European Private Law

The Master’s in European Private Law incorporates interdisciplinary insights from economics and political science into legal study to prepare students for practice in this field of law.


The Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) is a leading international research centre on European private law.

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18 March 2019
The conference “Politics of Method in EU Law" will take place on 20 and 21 June 2019. The esteemed speakers shed light on the distributive implications of methodological choices in the study of EU law.
17 December 2018
This conference aims to reflect with legal scholars and practitioners on the reconceptualisation of the role of civil courts in today’s European private legal order. Specifically, the conference’s focus lies on the ...
5 November 2018
‘Judges in Utopia: Judicial law-making in European private law’, the five year NWO Vidi-supported research project, has a new website including a blog and details of all related publications and events.
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11 - 12Apr 2019 12:30 - 12:45
The Centre for the Study of European Contract Law holds its annual conference on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 April 2019 at the University of Amsterdam
6 May 2019 15:30 - 17:00
This paper presentation is part of the CSECL lecture series.
20 May 2019 14:00 - 17:00
Center for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) and the Law and Justice Across Borders are proud to announce an upcoming joint presentation by Prof. Ruth Dukes and Prof. Wolfgang Streeck “Normative Lessons of ...