Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

EU Business Law & WTO Practice Summer School

(10th edition)


We are now preparing ou 2022 edition that will take place between:

June 27  to July 1, 2022 (week 1)

July 3 to July 8, 2022 (week 2)

July 11 to July 15, 2022 (week 3)


In partnership with Van Bael & Bellis


The EU Business Law and WTO Trade Practice Summer School is a three-week academic programme organised by the Institute for European Studies (IES) at Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles (USL-B) in Brussels (Belgium) in cooperation with the highly ranked law firm Van Bael & Bellis (VBB).


We offer a multimodel programme: participants may enroll for the 3-week programme or decide to exclusively focus on 2 weeks (weeks I & II or weeks II & III).


The excellence of the legal studies in the heart of Europe

(Brussels, Geneva, Strasbourg and Luxembourg)


WEEKS 1 & 3 provide an introduction to the EU legal system and to EU business law. They take place in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and political epicenter of the EU. As multicultural European city, Brussels offers students a plethora of opportunities for social activities as well as an ideal launching point for travel within Europe.


WEEK 2 consists of a travel period from Brussels to Geneva, a stunning city full of history and the home of numerous international organisations on the shores of lake Léman. We will travel then to Strasbourg and Luxembourg. During this week-long trip, participants will visit several European and international organisations and get to meet leading figures in EU and WTO law.


Internship opportunity and a multicultural experience


Participants who attend the whole programme (3 weeks) will receive 5 ECTS credits. Moreover, the best Summer School participants who 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.


Each year students from all over the world come to Brussels for a unforgettable experience from an academic, social, and cultural point of view. This Summer School is aimed at advanced students (students who have completed at least the second year of their degree) with various academic backgrounds (law, political sciences, economics), legal practitioners, and policy analysts willing to acquire a better understanding of the European Union law with a focus on business law and international trade law.