Trier, Germany

European Family Law

online course
when 19 June 2023 - 23 June 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 20 EC
fee EUR 720

The purpose of this online course is to introduce (family) lawyers to practical aspects of European and international family law.

Course leader

Dr. Angelika Fuchs

Barbara Hense

Target group

The course is aimed at legal practitioners seeking a thorough introduction to the various instruments in EU family law and the interplay with the most relevant Hague conventions in this field.

Course aim

This course will be over five mornings with each half-day focusing on the most relevant topics in family litigation, namely
- Cross-border divorce
- Parent-child relationship including parental child abduction
- Cross-border maintenance obligations towards children
- Property regimes of international couples
- Family law and human rights

This course will provide you with hands-on experience on cross-border family cases and the recent jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Court of Human Rights.

All relevant instruments in this field will be presented and analysed, by way of both lectures and case studies. You will benefit from daily workshops where active participation is encouraged. In the workshops, case studies will be discussed in small groups over the Internet.

The course includes a general presentation of the Court of Justice of the European Union with a Q&A session.

Fee info

EUR 720: Standard
EUR 540: EU and ERA patrons/Young lawyers and other groups


Scholarships available (Early registration discounts)