The Hague Academy of International Law

Special Short Courses on European Union Law and Comparative Law

This Summer, for the fourth year in a row, the Academy will organize two special short courses on European Union Law and Comparative Law, exclusively for the attendees of the Private International Law period of the 2019 Summer Courses. The lectures of the Private International Law Courses often refer to EU Law. This can be a source of difficulty for those Academy attendees who come from non-European countries or from countries where this field of law isn’t taught. To help attendees better understand the courses of the Private International Law period, the Academy has decided to offer a short ‘crash-course’ at the start of the period on the fundamentals of European Union Law. This course is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 28th, from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In the same vein, an extra course day on Comparative Law will also be organized, focusing on the existing main legal systems of which a basic knowledge is also required to be able to follow some of the courses of the Private International Law period. This course will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The course on the fundamentals of European Union Law will be taught by Doctor Thomas Vandamme, lecturer in European Law at the University of Amsterdam. The course on Comparative Law is offered with the generous support of the International Academy of Comparative Law and will be taught by Professor Matthias Lehmann, Director of the Institute of International Private and Comparative Law of the University of Bonn. Both courses will be taught in English and simultaneously translated into French.                           

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