U.S. - German Summer Law School in International and Comparative Law

General

Program Description

Welcome to the U.S.-German Summer Law School

Armed Conflicts, State of Emergency, Crises: International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law

The Faculty of Law at Justus Liebig University Giessen and the University of Wisconsin Law are looking forward to host students from all over the world for the 12th U.S.-German Summer Law School in Giessen.

By reason of COVID-19 we decided not to host an on-campus program this year, but to take the opportunity of offering a brand-new, student-tailored, high-quality online program.

During the two week long online course, students will study from home and meet excellent lecturers and practitioners from all over the world in their online courses. Besides, students have the opportunity to get to know their classmates from all over the world and become friends for a lifetime.

Even if COVID-19 makes a lot of things difficult this year, we don’t want to let it get us down but spend two amazing weeks together, with lots of unforgettable experiences, amazing people, interesting lectures and great memories, you will cherish forever

Key Data

  • Program date: July 19th - July 31st, 2020
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Credits: 2 ECTS credits per course for successfully passing the academic program + 1 ECTS credit for the successful participation in the optional German language courses

  • Topics
    • International Humanitarian Law
    • International Human Rights Law 

An optional German language course (colloquial German) is also offered.

  • Price: 100€ per course, 150€ for both academic courses

The price includes all course materials and a supplementary reading list. 

Testimonials SLS Giessen

Jenny Vuorenlinna, Law, Finland

"The subjects suited my own interests perfectly. And after a brief look through the lecturers of the summer school I was convinced the quality of the courses would be excellent. I improved my legal skills in the fields of international and comparative law, as well as my language skills through the German language course, which I beliebe will be useful in my future professional career.“

Jayanti Mishra, India, Law

"My participation in the summer school has been an enriching and educational experience for me. Both, academically and personally I have gained a lot of knowledge (thanks to the great teachers!), made friends for life and gathered great memories that I will cherish forever."

Francis Sinsai, Gambia, Public International Law

"If you are doubting whether to join or not - don’t hesitate! Pack your bags and brace yourself for a month of rewarding experiences! The program had an impressive balance of academic and social activities. Best of all, the friends I made here made the summer program the most rewarding."

Marcelle B. Cortiano Nagakura, Brazil, Law, IP Law and Comparative Constitutional Law

"When I began looking for summer law courses I was planning to go to England or to the US. But then I found SLS Giessen and it was a grateful surprise. The whole structure of the course is very impressive and the quality of the classes and professors is beyond any expectation I had before, so overall I can say that the SLS was definitely an awesome experience, and an essential part of my life and future career."

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

Justus-Liebig-University celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2007. The University took these celebrations as an opportunity to emphasize its individual subject profile, display its strengths, and pres ... Read More

Justus-Liebig-University celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2007. The University took these celebrations as an opportunity to emphasize its individual subject profile, display its strengths, and present its top-level research initiatives. Read less