15th Annual ECLS Conference

About the event

The Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China and the University of Warsaw School of Law and Economy of China are happy to join the fine tradition and exciting opportunity to host the Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association (ECLS). The conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 24 to 26 September 2021.

The ECLS was founded in 2006 and its members are dedicated to the ECLS’s goal of advancing comparative and interdisciplinary research on Chinese law. The ECLS annual conference is a leading international academic forum for the exchange of information and ideas on Chinese law, as well as a platform for the initiation of research collaboration. Each year, the conference will gather a large number of scholars, professionals and policy makers from around the world to discuss Chinese law and policies. It has turned into a major international event for scholars and practitioners who are engaged in the study of Chinese law, from both comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Main tracks

We are confident that the Conference will attract a diverse array of scholars and exciting scholarship on a wide range of issues. We expect to structure panels and presentations on a wide variety of topics related to the Chinese legal system. There is no strict category of tracks or themes to which papers must be aligned. Nonetheless, we encourage and particularly invite contributions that address the following themes:

  • Blockchain, big data & artificial intelligence in China
  • Sino-US trade war and its legal implications for Europe
  • Legal aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Codification of Laws in China
  • Rule of Law and Chinese Constitutionalism
  • Chinese and Comparative Labour Law
  • Legal Issues of Poland-China Relations
  • Chinese law and society
  • China’s new structure of Party and state
  • National supervision law and the new supervisory mechanism
  • New developments in China’s judicial reforms
  • China in the international legal order

As with previous ECLS conferences, the event is open to any other contributions with regard to Chinese law (as always, broadly conceived), in particular, those addressing China’s recent legal development.


Abstracts and panel proposals should be submitted online. Please download one of the templates:

and upload it using the Google Form linked below. If you encounter any problems with the form, please send your submission via e-mail to eclswarsaw@wpia.uw.edu.pl. 

The Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China will collaborate with the ECLS in peer-reviewing the submissions.

Frequently asked questions


ECLS aims to ensure diversity in formats of presentation and discussion. We very much encourage the submission of papers for presentation in panels, as well as proposals for full panels or book presentations. Nevertheless, we also encourage proposals for innovative modes of participation that depart from traditional models of interaction.

Please download our call for papers to read more information on formats.


30 May 2021 – Last day to submit abstracts/panel proposals

10 June 2021 – Decisions on acceptance of papers/panel proposals

6 September 2021 – Last day to submit full papers


All questions and suggestions should be addressed to eclswarsaw@wpia.uw.edu.pl.

Information package


The Conference will take place in Collegium Iuridicum II building (Faculty of Law and Administration University of Warsaw) at Lipowa 4 street in Warsaw. Collegium Iuridicum II building is situated in the Powiśle area, located between the Wisła (Vistula) river and the main Campus of the University. The Powiśle area is a pleasant 5-10 minute walk from the Campus and the Royal Route (Krakowskie Przedmieście street).


The city features accommodation for all budgets and all occasions – from exclusive apartments frequented by royalty to youth hostels. Conference participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. Information about recommended hotels and other lodging options, will be provided by the organisers closer to the date.

Conference fee

ECLS members’ participation is free of charge. If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit www.ecls.eu