The Dean Rusk International Law Center at the University of Georgia School of Law and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies at the University of Leuven are proud to partner in presenting the Global Governance Summer School. Each summer, this program takes place on the beautiful campus of the University of Leuven, one of Europe's premier research institutions.KU Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

Through lectures, discussions, and group projects, students will explore global governance - the interaction of state, regional, and international legal regimes, plus individuals, corporations, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, networks, and other non-state actors. Each summer will focus on a global challenge within this theme. Topics may include trade and sustainable development, peace and security, trafficking and other crimes, intellectual property, the environment, human rights and the rule of law, or migration.

Students will participate in several days of classroom instruction and a day trip to Brussels. The program will be led by a faculty member from UGA School of Law and will include guest lectures from faculty at the University of Leuven.

The Hague

The European journey continues for Georgia Law students with several days at The Hague in the Netherlands, site of many international legal institutions. Visits will include international courts, tribunals, and organizations headquartered in The Hague, such as the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice (left), and the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. 


Applications for the Global Governance Summer School open in January. Please refer back to this page or to the University of Georgia Office of Global Engagement's Study Away portal for updates.


For more information, contact: Sarah Quinn, Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation, Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law, at or (706) 542-5176.