EU Business Law & WTO Practice Summer School (8th Edition)
July 2 - 20, 2018
This Summer School is open to up to 40 participants: advanced students (who have completed at least the 2nd year of their degree), young graduates and professionals with a background in law, political science, economics, or any other field which bears a connection with EU and international business law.
All courses are taught in English. Even though applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, they have to be fluent in English in order to follow the courses, actively participate in classroom discussions and interact with other participants.
To apply to the programme, please complete in English the Application Form 2018 and send it to the Project Officer preferably by email. You can also send it by mail to the Institute for European Studies, Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, Bd du Jardin Botanique, 43, 1000 Brussels (Belgium).
Please note that the number of participants is limited. Only applications duly completed will be evaluated.
February 1, 2018: Applications open
May 15, 2018: Deadline for applications.
Early enrollment is strongly encouraged as the number of participants is limited. Only applications duly completed will be evaluated. We will process your application within two weeks of the reception of the complete form (see Application Form). Full payment of the registration fee will be due within one week after the notification of acceptance (see our Cancellation Policy).
Certificate and ECTS Credits
Two certificates will be issued.
Certificate of Achievement: delivered to those participants who attend the whole programme (three weeks) and successfully pass the exams. The Certificate of Achievement will be accompanied by an academic transcript which will indicate the average grade, the courses followed and the 5 credits (ECTS).
Certificate of Attendance: delivered to those participants who attend the whole programme but do not pass the exams and to those who participate in the two first or two last weeks. In that case, the Certificate of Attendance will also be accompanied by an academic transcript which will indicate the courses followed.
Only the particpants who attend the whole programme (3 weeks) and pass the two written exams will receive 5 ECTS credits that can be transfered to other European universities using the ECTS system. We do, however, recommend that you check with your home institution before applying to our Summer School to be sure that the credits are transferable.
The participation certificate is recognised by the Continuing Legal Education programme of the Ordre des Barreaux Francophones et Germanophone de Belgique as follows: week 1 - 18 points, week 2 - 11 points and week 3 - 21 points.
Paid internship at Van Bael & Bellis
Best Summer School participants who participated to the whole programme and are lawyers or last-year Law Master students will have the opportunity to attend a job interview for a paid internship at Van Bael & Bellis.
Van Bael & Bellis offers a limited number of internship positions throughout the year. The law firm aims to give their interns an opportunity to experience work and day-to-day life as a lawyer within our firm.
The criteria used in selecting interns are similar to those for permanent members of the firm.
Eligibility: best Summer School participants who participated to the whole programme and passed succesfully the exams. They should be lawyers or last-year Law Master students.
Internship period: from one to six months. Selected Summer participants will be asked to write a motivation letter mentioning the period they would like to do their internship and to send a CV (in English).