Contemporary Issues in Law

Issues in Law - international summer school

Course description

This 3-week summer school provides an insight into three key areas of law which are underpinned by our research and teaching expertise. Throughout we invite you to take a comparative approach to thinking about law and its function and operation in different societal context. You will explore current global Human Rights issues through a Model United Nations. You will consider how states and societies are organised and what rights are fundamental in shaping our lives through taking part in a Constitutional Convention. And finally you will explore the role of law and dispute resolution in building and maintaining effective business relationships.

What will you study?

Week one

Week 1 takes the form of a Model United Nations introducing you to key human rights issues and themes and guiding you to explore the essence of human rights and their application and implementation across the world.

Week two

Week 2 is about the Constitutions that shape the legal and political frameworks in which we operate and draws on work from different national contexts. You will have the opportunity to take part in a mock Constitutional Convention to explore some of the issues raised in detail.

Week three

Week 3 shifts the focus to the commercial world. You will be introduced to alternative dispute resolution in international business and learn about the practical way dispute resolution can be used to bring about an efficient and quick resolution while also maintaining business relationships. During this week you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of dispute resolution to a simulated live dispute.

Academic Status: Practice-based (non-credit bearing)
Dates:  Monday 17 July  - Friday 4 August 2023
Venue: City Centre Campus 
English language requirement: No formal qualification required; however all classes will be taught in English
Academic Pre-requisites: Level 3 or equivalent
Fee: £2,200