The Rule of Law in the EU and the USA

14 – 19 April 2019   print this page

Conference organizers:

Tamara Ćapeta, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Iris Goldner Lang, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Adam Lazowski, University of Westminster, Germany

Sigmar Stadlmeier, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Marise Cremona, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Conference description:

The 17th session of the Jean Monnet Seminar will focus on the topic “The Rule of Law in the EU and the USA”.

Paper proposals may cover a variety of topics including, but not limitedto:

• the understanding of the concept of the rule of law by different actors: political institutions at the supranational, international and national level, courts, and citizens,

• comparative approaches to the concept of the rule of law,

• the practical use of the ‘rule of law’,

• the role of different institutions and the instruments for upholding the rule of law,

• the role of courts, especially the Court of Justice of the European Union, in safeguarding the rule law,

• the rule of law as applied to courts, and

• themain causes of the rule of law crisis in the EU and the USA and its repercussions on the global level.

Structure of the Seminar

The Seminar entails two parts – talks by prominent speakers (professors and CJEU members) and presentations by PhD candidates and early-careeracademics.


Organisers welcome junior researchers interested in presenting a paper dealing with the topic of the Seminar.Candidates are invited to apply by submitting a paper proposal (500 words max) and a CV by 31 January 2019 to


Accepted candidates will be invitedto submit their papers for publication in theCroatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy(coming out in December 2019, www.cyelp.com).


A limited number of grants will be available.

The course offers 4 ECTS for active participation in all seminar/conference events.

For more info please visit official web page: