EU Business Law & WTO Practice Summer School
(10th Edition 2021)
Due to COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the 2021 edition of the summer school. We are sorry about this and hope to see you in 2022 for a new edition.
This Summer School is open to up to 30 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.
Applications now open February 1, 2022.
To apply to the programme, please complete in English the Application Form
Please note that the number of participants is limited. Only applications that are fully completed will be evaluated.
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 both cases, 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.
Paid internship at Van Bael & Bellis
The best Summer School participants who participated in 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 VBB firm.
The criteria used in selecting interns are similar to those for permanent members of the firm.
Eligibility: the best Summer School participants who participated in the whole programme and succesfully passed the exams. They should be lawyers or last-year Law Master students.
Internship period: from one to six months. Selected Summer School 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).