Outgoing summer schools

Nottingham Law School's international summer school programme

These courses will help you to develop an international perspective on legal practice and enable you to travel abroad to meet students from other universities.

We currently run summer schools in Strasbourg, Berlin and two in Geneva. The summer schools are open to all current students of Nottingham Law School and you can choose to attend more than one summer school each year. All courses are taught in English and attendees receive a certificate from the Dean of Nottingham Law School.

  • Strasbourg:Health Law, Human Rights.

The aim of this week-long course is to introduce you to Human Rights, Medical Law and Ethics and EU Institutions. Human rights issues are explored primarily through a health law focus as the Council of Europe has been particularly active in that area.

The itinerary includes visits to the European Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe. Representatives from these institutions give talks to the students, complementing the lectures given by staff from Nottingham Law School. The accompanying social programme includes a picnic and boat trip. 

  • Geneva: International Humanitarian Law.

In Geneva the focus is on International Humanitarian Law. Students will gain an awareness of the work of the UN, Red Cross and WHO. Topics of study will include: international arbitration, health and patient safety in the developing world, religious liberty. Social and cultural activities are an important part of the visit too and the whole experience provides students with a valuable insight into international law and world affairs. 

  • Geneva II: Sports and the Law

Our Geneva II programme has a focus on Sport and the Law. The course provides students with an awareness of the work of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and International Sports Federations. The course looks at a range of topical issues within the realm of sports law.

  • Berlin: International Criminal Justice Law.

The focus for the Berlin programme is International Criminal Justice. Students will learn about war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, crimes of aggression, and victims and reparation. The programme includes a boat trip and visits to Checkpoint Charlie and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. 

Our summer schools are open to all Nottingham Law School students, but places are limited. Our summer school courses take place each July, if you wish to take part, please e-mail John Tingle.


Berlin Summer School
Geneva Summer School
United Nations, Geneva Summer School