We promote the public interest in the EU

Through lobbying, advocacy, and legal research the EU Clinic promotes democratic, transparent and accountable EU institutions and agencies.

In a nutshell…

The EU Clinic is the result of a partnership between New York University School of Law and HEC Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris).

Clinic instructors and selected students from both universities work together with leading NGOs, academics and practitioners. Together we lobby the EU to promote the underrepresented public interest (public health, environmental protection, consumer rights and more).

The core philosophy of the Clinic can be stated simply: in the context of an increasingly powerful and increasingly important supranational European Union, we believe in the fundamental importance of an active and engaged citizenry to represent the public interest and hold the EU institutions to account. In particular, EU law and the legal profession, by providing assistance to citizens both in their relations with the state and the market, bear a particular responsibility to make this vision a reality.

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Our Team
The EU Clinic is the result of a partnership between New York University School of Law and HEC Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris). By building upon the American law clinic model and adapting it to the specificities of the EU institutional system, it is the first clinic devoted to experimenting with the various channels of participatory democracy existing within the EU. Through lobbying, advocacy, and legal research the EU Clinic promotes democratic, transparent and accountable EU institutions.
Lead by Professor Alberto Alemanno (Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law @HEC Paris and @NYU Law) and by Paige Morrow (Executive Director of the Clinic) – the EU Clinic is supported by a network of Pro bono Consultants and Clinic Fellow, among which Professors, PhD students, Researchers and NGO campaigners.

 

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In addition to serving as Executive Director of the EU Clinic, Paige is Head of Brussels Operations at the European public interest law firm Frank Bold, and a visiting lecturer on corporate governance in the Masters of Law programme at the University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies.

A qualified attorney, Paige has worked for a number of international and human rights organisations, namely the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics, and the Legal Resources Centre (South Africa). She is a graduate of the London School of Economics (LL.M., Chevening Scholar), the University of British Columbia (J.D.) and McGill University (B.A. Hons.).

 

In 2014 and 2015 we have worked on more than 10 topics ranging from Air Passenger Rights, Tobacco regulation, Data Protection or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). You can find all our work under the next section.

NGOs

How it works

Do you have projects where you might benefit from some free or low cost, yet professional quality, EU legal, policy and/or advocacy assistance? This is what we can provide. Follow the link to see how it works more in detail.

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Academics & Professionals

How it works

Interested in joining our network of pro bono consultants? Follow the link and tell us about your skill set and areas of expertise. Help us to produce legal memos, complaints and petitions, strategies, blog posts, and more.

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Students & Researchers

How it works

Interested in putting your knowledge to practical use and getting some real experience on your CV? How about an internship at the EU Clinic?

Follow the link and tell us about your skill set and areas of expertise.

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Our recent publications

  • Judicial transparency at the CJEU
  • Eliminating Airline 'No-Show Clauses' in the EU
  • Extending Freedom of Panorama in Europe
  • Garment factory
    Mandatory human rights due diligence for business
  • ECJ
    Transparent Selection of Judges for EU Courts: Complaint to the European Ombudsman
  • The Problem of Unpaid Internships: Legal Guide to Complaints Under the European Social Charter