Welcome to CELS
The Centre for European Legal Studies, Cambridge
Since 1992, the Centre for European Legal Studies has provided a focus in the Law Faculty for activities in the field of European Union Law and European Comparative Law. The core of CELS' activities is the constitutional order which, since the 1950s, has been evolving on the basis of the European Community Treaties, legal ties between that new polity and the other countries of Europe and the wider world, and the substantive law of the EU. The interests of the Centre also embrace the national jurisdictions of the different European countries and their relationship with the common law.
CELS seeks to encourage individual and collaborative research of the highest international quality on matters falling within its remit. It also seeks - through its publications (which include The Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies) and through a programme of lectures and seminars - to disseminate knowledge and understanding of European matters among the academic and the wider community.