Global Governance Summer School has been cancelled for Summer 2022. For information about the Summer 2023 program, please email Sarah Quinn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UGA - Law - Global Governance Summer School
Program Location: Leuven, Belgium and The Hague, Netherlands
The program begins at the centuries-old University of Leuven, located in the beautiful city of Leuven, Belgium, a short train ride from Brussels and easily accessible to many European capitals. Students will be centrally located in this historic city that dates to 891. Leuven is the lead city in Flanders, the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium, though English is widely spoken. Home to the Stella Artois brewery, Leuven is a vibrant city with excellent restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and shopping.
The second half of the program continues in The Hague, Netherlands known informally as the judicial capital of the world. The Hague is home to many international courts including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, and more than 150 international organizations. Due to its location on the North Sea, The Hague is also home to some of the most popular seaside resorts in the Netherlands.
Through lectures, discussions, and group projects, students will explore global governance – how state, regional, and international legal regimes, plus individuals, corporations, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, networks, and other non-state actors, interact. A range of global challenges will be discussed, and topics may include trade and sustainable development, peace and security, trafficking and other crimes, intellectual property, the environment, human rights and the rule of law, and migration.
Instructors will include faculty from both UGA School of Law and the University of Leuven. Students will enroll in 2 courses for a total of 3 credits:
- JURI 5888/7888 Global Governance Summer School: Special Topics (2 credits)
- JURI 5887/7887 Global Governance Summer School: Independent Project (1 credit)
These courses can count towards the Graduate Certificate in International Law.
2022 Program Itinerary
Please note that this itinerary below is tentative and subject to change.
Sunday, June 5: Travel from Atlanta, GA to Brussels, Belgium
Monday, June 6: Law firm, NGO, and other site visits in Brussels, Belgium
Tuesday, June 7: Law firm, NGO, and other site visits in Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday, June 8: Travel from Brussels, Belgium to Leuven, Belgium
Thursday, June 9: Classroom sessions with UGA School of Law and KU Leuven faculty in Leuven, Belgium
Friday, June 10: Classroom sessions with UGA School of Law and KU Leuven faculty in Leuven, Belgium
Saturday, June 11: Classroom sessions with UGA School of Law and KU Leuven faculty in Leuven, Belgium
Sunday, June 12: Free day in Leuven, Belgium
Monday, June 13: Classroom sessions with UGA School of Law and KU Leuven faculty in Leuven, Belgium
Tuesday, June 14: Classroom sessions with UGA School of Law and KU Leuven faculty in Leuven, Belgium
Wednesday, June 15: Travel from Leuven, Belgium to The Hague, Netherlands
Thursday, June 16: Professional development visits to international organizations/ tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands
Friday, June 17: Professional development visits to international organizations/ tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands
Saturday, June 18: Professional development visits to international organizations/ tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, June 19: Professional development visits to international organizations/ tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands
Monday, June 20: Departure from The Hague, Netherlands
The first nine days of the program will be spent in Belgium. Students will begin with two days dedicated to professional development in Brussels, visiting international institutions and law firms. They will then travel to Leuven, Belgium, for the remaining seven days, and participate in five full days of classroom instruction at KU Leuven University.
On day ten of the program, students will journey to The Hague in the Netherlands. Here students will spend the remainder of the program visiting international legal institutions. Visits will include several international courts and tribunals headquartered in The Hague, such as the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, and the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. Cultural excursions will also be offered.
The program costs cover lodging for the duration of the trip, and transportation between Belgium and the Netherlands. Students are responsible for their own meals and incidentals. See cost of attendance sheet for estimated costs.
See estimate Cost of Attendance Sheet at the top of the brochure page.
UGA students: The Global Governance Summer School Program is open to all students at the University of Georgia School of Law, as well as Graduate Students interested in adding an international legal dimension to their program of study.
Domestic Non-UGA students: This program does not accept applications from transient students (outside of the University of Georgia) who are degree-seeking law students and graduate students in related disciplines.
International Non-UGA students: Interested students from outside the United States should apply through KU Leuven.
Practitioners: Non-degree-seeking practitioners are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please email Sarah Quinn (email@example.com) for more information.
Admissions are rolling after the applications open in January of 2022. The deadline for all applications will be Friday March 4, 2022, and only those marked "complete" by that time will receive a decision. Be sure to complete ALL pre-departure materials. Admission decisions will be sent via the studyaway.uga.edu application portal. Students will have a limited time to accept or decline an admission offer before the spot passes to another candidate. Students who accept the offer of admission must pay a non-refundable $300 deposit to confirm their place in the program and register for the non-credit SABD placeholder course (more information about this course will be made available to students who are accepted into the program).
For more information, contact:
Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation
Dean Rusk International Law Center
University of Georgia School of Law