ELS Academy Midseason Event: A Recap

ELS Academy successfully organised a Midseason event for PhD students!

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ELS Academy Midseason Event: A Recap

What an incredible day it has been at the ELS Academy’s recent event! 🎉 The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the emphasis on community building. From lively discussions to collaborative activities, attendees had the opportunity to connect with peers and experts alike, fostering a vibrant and supportive ELS community. Here’s a quick rundown of the day:

We started off the day with a warm welcome from Helen Pluut, the director of ELS Academy.

Marc Hertogh, Pieter Desmet, and Paulien de Winter delved into the theory and various quantitative and qualitative methods used in ELS research, providing valuable insights for all attendees.

Over a delicious lunch, attendees had the chance to meet other PhD cohort members, connect, and exchange ideas. We continued the discussions with presentations on surveys by Helen Pluut, case law analysis by Anne-Jetske Schaap, and interviews by Anja Eleveld, who are experts in their respective fields.

After coffee, we continued with the presentation of Femke Ruitenbeek-Bart and Arno Akkermans on normativity in empirical legal studies. Then we went on with the fun and interactive “ELS Game” by Jessie Pool and Rowie Stolk, in which everyone’s attention, knowledge, and even taste buds were tested. The winning team got a nice price!

As the day came to an end, we were treated to inspiring closing remarks from Monika Glavina, the executive coordinator of the ELS Academy research school, and Anne Brekoo, PhD representative, reflecting on the day’s discussions and looking forward to future collaborations.

Last but not least, we wrapped up the event on a high note with networking drinks at L’Esperance, further solidifying the connections made throughout the day. A huge thank you to all our speakers, organizers, and attendees for making this event a resounding success!