Global Governance Summer School
Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk International Law Center continues a four-decade tradition of summer study abroad. Partnering with the prestigious Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, it presents the Global Governance Summer School at the centuries-old, world-ranked University of Leuven, located in a beautiful city a short train ride from Brussels and easily accessible to many European capitals.
Through English-language lectures, discussions, and group research projects, students explore global governance – how state, regional, and international legal regimes, plus individuals, corporations, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, networks, and other nonstate actors, interact. A range of global challenges is discussed, such as trade and sustainable development, peace and security, trafficking and other crimes, intellectual property, the environment, human rights and the rule of law, and migration.
Leading academics teach courses, including:
- Jan Wouters, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, KU Leuven, Director of the Leuven Centre from Global Governance Studies, and Co-Director of the Global Governance Summer School
- Diane Marie Amann, Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives and Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law, and Co-Director of the Global Governance Summer School
- Harlan G. Cohen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law
- Dr. Axel Marx, Deputy Director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, and Kathleen A. Doty, Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation, University of Georgia School of Law
Also integral to the coursework:
- Experts conference where scholars and practitioners from Europe, the United States, and beyond will explore with students a selected topic of global governance
- Guided tours, field study, and professional development trips to nearby European cities, courts, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and law firms
Students in law and related disciplines, from the United States, Europe, and beyond, are welcome to take part. All students will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the three-week Global Governance School. Additionally, U.S.-based law students may be eligible to earn American Bar Association-accredited hours.
Students will be centrally located in Leuven and have access to the internet, fitness facilities, and libraries. Leuven is an historic city dating to 891, and the capital of one of four provinces in Flanders, the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium. (English is also widely spoken.) Home to the Stella Artois brewery, Leuven is a vibrant city with excellent restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and shopping.
The fee for credit-bearing enrollment is less than $1,000 per credit hour. Students are responsible for the costs of their airfare, room, board, and spending money.
The summer school is not active in 2016; accordingly, there is no open registration. Please check back regarding summer 2017.