PhD summer school on "International Law: Courts and Contexts"

The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and PluriCourts are hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international law and with a special interest in interdisciplinary studies of international law and its social and political context.

We particularly welcome students and scholars who are writing up a PhD thesis that involves an interdisciplinary study of one or more international courts.

The aims of the PhD summer school

The iCourts/PluriCourts summer school is based on the principle of participant contributions to the knowledge community.

This means that students who sign up for the summer school are expected to contribute to discussions and to participate in the exercises that are part of the learning program.

As you learn more through active participation, the summer school requires of you that you will be willing to share your work through presentations and to share your intellectual curiosity with others by asking questions and giving comments to other participants.

Students should expect to significantly refine and change their doctoral project in light of the feedback given during the summer school, thus the optimal time to participate in this program is after a student has an approved project and after they have surveyed the relevant literature.

Confirmed lecturers

  • Professor Mikael Rask Madsen, iCourts, University of Copenhagen
  • Professor Larry Helfer, Duke University School of Law, US
  • Professor Andreas Føllesdal, PluriCourts, University of Oslo
  • Professor Christina Voigt, Pluricourts, University of Oslo
  • Professor Cesare Romano, Loyola Law School, US, Affiliated senior research fellow at iCourts
  • Professor Ron Levi, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Professor Gunther Teubner, University of Frankfurt

Registration deadline

The deadline for submission of applications is 1 April 2015.



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Published Dec. 4, 2014 4:26 PM - Last modified Nov. 21, 2016 7:56 AM