While COVID-19 has forced most law school-related activities to come to a standstill, learning must go on. Short-term summer programs have been long sought after by law students as a means to expose themselves to foreign education, interact with faculty members from some of the best universities in the world, and foster relationships.

While they may not be taking place offline this year, a few of them are taking the online route. Here are seven of them:

1. International Commercial Law,  King’s College London

Organised by the Dicksoon Poon School of Law at King’s College London, this course will not only give you an overview of International Commercial Law but also its intersection with international trade and insights into several contemporary issues.

Course Dates: June 29-July 17, 2020
Apply By: June 15, 2020.
Fees: GBP 1,800
Eligibility: Minimum 60% in your undergraduate program.

Application Requirements:

  • Academic transcript
  • Evidence of English proficiency level (if required)
  • Personal statement

More information on the course can be found here.

  1. International Human Rights Law, King’s College London

 This course promises to have guest speakers from the UNHCR and the UN Refugee Agency among others. It will take participants over the theoretical aspects and challenges faced by human rights movements through interactive case studies.

Course Dates: June 29-July 17, 2020
Apply By: June 15, 2020.
Fees: GBP 1,800
Eligibility: Minimum 60% in your undergraduate program.

Application Requirements:

  • Academic transcript
  • Evidence of English proficiency level (if required)
  • Personal statement

More information on the course can be found here.

  1. Digital Law (formerly Internet Law), University of Geneva

This summer school offers a unique opportunity to participants to get hands-on experience in a wide array of cutting edge issues, ranging from artificial intelligence, big data to privacy and free speech.

Course Dates: June 15-June 26, 2020
Apply by: May 15, 2020
Fees: CHF 1,600

Application Requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Reference Letter

More information on the course can be found here.

  1. Intellectual Property Law, WIPO and University of Geneva

Jointly offered by the University of Geneva and World Intellectual Property Organisation, this summer school guarantees an enriching exposure to both, theoretical and practical aspects of IP as well as the role and functions of WIPO.

Course Dates: June 22-July 3, 2020
Apply By: May 15, 2020
Fees: CHF 90 (Developing countries)

Application requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Motivation
  • Identification Document
  • Applicants should also have completed the Distance Learning Course on Intellectual Property Law offered by WIPO Academy

More information on the course can be found here.

  1. International Law, SOAS University of London 

The  Academic Summer School has gone online in light of the pandemic and is offering a range of courses. The International Law course provides participants with a basic understanding of the foundations of international law and contemporary issues such as business and human rights and technology from an international law perspective.

Course Dates: June 29-July 10, 2020
Apply By: May 25, 2020
Fees: GBP 1,200

This course is open to all university students and graduates above the age of 18. More information on the course can be found here.

  1. The United Nations and Global Advocacy, SOAS University of London 

This course provides an advanced introduction to global advocacy and policymaking at the international level. The course also offers its participants a master class by Mr. Andre Gilmour, retired UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights.

Course Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
Apply By: May 25, 2020
Fees: GBP 1,200

This course is open to all university students and graduates above the age of 18. More information on the course can be found here.

  1. International Relations and World Politics, Maastricht University

The importance of international relations and global politics could not be stressed more in today’s global scenario. This course offered by Maastricht University will include studying theories of international relations, real-life events as well as the Global South’s perspective on international relations.

Course Dates: July 20-August 6, 2020
Apply By: June 8, 2020
Fees: 675 Euros

Application requirements:

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Identification Document

More information on the course can be found here.

 

(This post was prepared by our research intern, Muskaan Wadhwa)

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