Brno 2017

Dear ELFA members and website visitors,

below you will find a programme of ELFA AGM and Conference 2017 that will be held on April 19 - 21, 2017 in Brno (Czech Republic), as well as useful accomodation and transport information. Here, you may find also a detailed programme. Please note, that registration for the conference was already ended.



Annual General Meeting 2017 and Conference Programme

„Legal Education in Changing Europe”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

17:30                           Meeting and walk/ride to Špilberk Castle

                                               Location: in front of Hotel Continental

18.00 – 19.30              Opening Reception

Location: Špilberk Castle, Brno


Thursday, April 20, 2017 (Faculty of Law, Masaryk University)

9.00 – 9.30                  Registration

9.30 – 9.45                  Welcome addresses

9.45 – 11.15                Plenary Session

11.15 – 11.30              Coffee break

11.30 – 12.45              Plenary Session

12.45 – 14.00              Lunch

14.00 – 15.30              Parallel Sessions

- Assessment of Law Faculties

- Central European Experience in Legal Education

15.30 – 16.00              Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30              Parallel Sessions

- Cooperation in Legal Research

- Training Lawyers for International Mobility

19.00                           Conference Dinner

Location: SONO centrum, Brno

Performance by dulcimer band


Friday, April 21, 2017 (Faculty of Law, Masaryk University)

9.00 – 10.30                Panel SEALS

- Guardians of the Bar: A Comparative Look at How U.S. States and other Countries Restrict Access to the Practice of Law

10.30 – 11.00              Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30              Panel Reports

11.30 – 12.30              Annual General Meeting

12.30 – 13.30              Lunch

14.00                           Social programme – guided tour in the historic centre of Brno (optional)



From 19 April to 22 April we have an agreement with Hotel CONTINENTAL in Brno that guarantees special prices for ELFA AGM and Conference:

Single room: 1350 CZK / night
Double room (1 person): 1500 CZK / night
Double room (2 persons): 1800 CZK / night

As to book the hotel, please write to following emails including the subject "ELFA": / (do NOT use online registration system - otherwise the special prices are not guaranteed)



Near Hotel Continental, there is a central tram station Česká where you can take a tram to the conference venue - Faculty of Law:

You may choose tram no. 3 or tram no. 11 that will take you to the station RybkovaOr you may choose tram no. 12 that will take you to the station Nerudova.

Here, you may find a map from the Main Railway Station to Hotel Continental.

Here, you will find a map from the Bus Station (at Hotel Grand) to Hotel Continental.


There are several possibilities how to get to Brno, mainly:

1) Directly from LONDON (daily flights from Luton and Stansted), event. EINDHOVEN (there will be a direct flight on April 18 and April 22)

2) From VIENNA 

- from Vienna airport there is a direct bus to Brno city centre, however, it has to be booked in advance, see

3) From PRAGUE

- from Prague airport there is no direct connection to Brno, but you may get to Brno by bus with 45 / 60-minute stop at Prague bus station "Florenc", see

- or you may use direct bus from Prague airport to Prague main railway station ("Hlavní nádraží") and get to Brno by train, see


- from Bratislava airport, there is no possibillity to get directly to Brno, however, it is the shortest journey

- you may either go by bus from Bratislava bus station "Mlynské Nivy" (to buy tickets from Bratislava to Brno see e.g.

- or you may go by train from Bratislava main railway station ("Hlavná stanica"), see