Program Details

All academic work in The Hague will be taught in English and supervised by Professor Richard Gaskins, who will accompany the group and share teaching responsibilities with guest faculty from Leiden University. The courses will run concurrently for six wee
Location:
Den Haag, Netherlands
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Students study in the historic Dutch city that has become a modern symbol in the search for global justice. They will explore first-hand how international courts confront a range of global problems; meeting with judges, advocates, and academic specialists for a broad survey of the international legal process. Students will live in the adjacent university town of Leiden and will have direct access to major tribunals sitting in The Hague; including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the Peace Palace, and special war-crimes tribunals. They will also connect with research centers working on a variety of global issues; including ethnic violence, national and regional reconciliation, economic development, environmental policy, social rights, and responsive governance. The curriculum for the Brandeis Summer Program combines coursework, field visits to international courts, and interactive workshops with court advocates and international lawyers. Seminars lay the groundwork for understanding the origins and purposes of the tribunals, while workshops provide an intensive experience with the International Criminal Court. The Hague Summer Program is sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad. The Program is a collaboration between Brandeis University and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University.

All academic work in The Hague will be taught in English and supervised by Professor Richard Gaskins, who will accompany the group and share teaching responsibilities with guest faculty from Leiden University. The courses will run concurrently for six weeks throughout the summer and students will earn a total of 8 credits. 1. The Spirit of International Law Taught in The Hague, this course provides a broad survey of international law—how it aspires to peace, justice, and human rights; and how it meets the hard realities of a complex world. Building on direct contact with international tribunals, the course considers social, cultural, political, and economic factors shaping global justice, along with the impact of legal values on nations, regions, and communities. 4 credits 2. Advocacy in the International Criminal Court After setting the historical and critical framework for international criminal law, this course features intensive workshops with advocates and officials of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, in cooperation with Leiden University. Sessions will include moot court exercises and discussions with judges from the major international tribunals. 4 credits

Cost:
The program fee for summer 2012 was $8,800. The final program cost for summer 2013 has not yet been set, but the following information can be used as a guideline. The fee includes: Tuition Orientation Housing and some meals A range of field trips Monthly transportation (local transport pass) Comprehensive International Health Insurance (CISI) Emergency medical evacuation insurance coverage, including a 24-hour traveler's assistance help-line

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