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Penn Law European Society (PLES)

Are you a Penn Law alum living in Europe? Are you looking to meet new friends and re-connect 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…

2014 PLES Meeting: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date: June 27 - 29, 2014

Please click here for a schedule of events,
hotel and registration information, and more!

Join us in Scotland for this year's PLES Conference 2014!Join us in Scotland for this year's PLES Conference 2014!

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, 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.

Following a successful once-every-decade return to Philadelphia for last year’s annual PLES meeting in May, we’re once again returning to the “other side of the Atlantic” in June of 2014 with alumnus Alan Bates GL’02 serving as organizer for our upcoming event in Edinburgh, Scotland!

Please contact Corey Fulton L’07 at with questions or for for more information.

For a list of the current PLES leaders, please click here.

Locations of previous and upcoming Annual PLES Meetings:

  • 2014: Edinburgh, Scotland (June 27-29)
  • 2013: Philadelphia, PA (United States) - photo gallery
  • 2012: Prague, Czech Republic - photo gallery
  • 2011: Hamburg, Germany - photo gallery
  • 2010: Vienna, Austria
  • 2009: Bologna, Italy - photo gallery
  • 2008: Oxford, England - photo gallery
  • 2007: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2006: Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2005: Luxembourg
  • 2004: Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2003: Strasbourg, France
  • 2002: Berlin, Germany
  • 2001: Philadelphia, PA (United States)
  • 2000: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1999: Antibes, France
  • 1998: Oslo, Norway
  • 1997: Milan, Italy
  • 1996: London, England
  • 1995: Brussels, Belgium
  • 1994: Dublin, Ireland
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