Skip to main content area Skip to main content area Skip to institutional navigation Skip to search Skip to section navigation

Penn Law European Society (PLES)

Are you a Penn Law alum living in Europe? Are you looking to meet new friends and reconnect with old classmates and other alumni in the region? Then the Penn Law European Society is for you!

Read more about our Annual PLES Meetings in Europe below…


2015 PLES Meeting: Rome, Italy*
June 19 - 21, 2015

Registration is now open!

Please click here to view the schedule of events and get registration and program information for this year’s conference in Rome, Italy. 

PLES 2015 activities will include sightseeing around the Eternal City,
sampling Italy’s many culinary offerings, an academic discussion, and a gala dinner.

In addition, our meeting will feature an academic session, as well as plenty of other
opportunities for socializing and getting to know your fellow Penn Law alumni!

Get more information here!

History of PLES

Over 20 years ago, a small number of Penn Law LLM alumni met in London for dinner; after a few years they extended their gathering to include all European alumni. They later decided to organize a special Penn Law alumni weekend once a year, each time in a different European city.  And with that, the Penn Law European Society (PLES) and the annual PLES Meeting tradition was born.

Since then, from 40 to 80 alumni and guests meet for long weekends in beautiful locations from Antibes, Oxford, St. Petersburg, and Bologna to Hamburg, Lisbon, Vienna, Prague, and Edinburgh to name a few. From informal gatherings to gala dinners, city tours to academic discussions with local university and Penn Law representatives, the weekend is full of opportunities. Our alumni keep coming back to experience European cities as locals, develop new friendships, and catch up with colleagues.

Our 2015 Annual Meeting brings us to Rome, Italy* with alumna Svitlana Stepaniuk GL’10 serving as organizer for our upcoming event!

Please contact Rachel McQuaid L’11 ( with questions or for more information.

View a list of the current PLES leaders.


Join the PLES Facebook page!

Locations of previous and upcoming Annual PLES Meetings:

*Although the location for PLES 2015 was previously announced as Kyiv, Ukraine, given ongoing security concerns in Ukraine, we have made the decision to hold this year’s conference in Rome, Italy.  Dates for the conference, however, remain the same. 

We hope to reschedule a future PLES conference in Kyiv at a later date when the situation has improved.