Short Courses in Law

International Law


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International law deals with relations between nations and states also known as law of nations, and is split into public international law, private international law and supranational law. International law deals with the legal interactions between nations, companies, or governments, assuring their proper rights.

Masters of international law offer many specialisations such as: international economic law, international security law, international criminal law, international environmental law, diplomatic law, international human rights law, etc.

Students of international law will be prepared to address topics such as: state elements of liability for internationally wrongful conduct, state responsibility for dangerous activities, law treaties and negotiation practices, means of settling international economic disputes.

Bachelors in international law may prepare graduates for future government positions as well as to work in departments that address issues such as international relations, European integration and legal reconciliation. Other career paths include private law firms that deal with international business transactions, international and non-profit organisations as well as intergovernmental organisations.

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Suggested Short Courses in International Law

Short Course Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things

This Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things course from the University of Bergen introduces PhD candidates to key concepts, cross-cutting research and analysis in the fields of law, anthropology, human geography and political science.

Bergen Summer Research School
Short Course Crime in Numbers: From Correlation to Causation

Randomized controlled trials are the gold standard for causal inference. Using an experimental and a control group, double-blind and with a placebo, the effect of an intervention can be neatly determined. But this ideal scenario is not always practicable, or even ethically desirable. What if we want to know how effective sex-offender treatments are? Or whether employment makes people happier? The Crime in Numbers: From Correlation to Causation course is delivered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Short Course Empirical Legal Studies

Empirical legal questions are increasingly pressing for society and academics alike. Covering the law in action, victims, governmental accountability, police investigation, reporting and so on, the study of these questions is at the core of a promising and necessary field. The Empirical Legal Studies: an Introduction to Research Methods course is offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.