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London School of Economics Summer School 2015 [July-August]: 12 Law Courses; Apply NOW!


The London School of Economics is offering 12 courses in its Summer School programme in the months of July and August. Please note it is only possible to take 1 course per session and not all Law courses.

A. Session I [July 6-July 25, 2015]

I. Introduction to English Law


Introduction to English Law is an intensive course designed to introduce students to the main aspects of the English legal system and English law.

The course was the first ever LSE Summer School course and over the years has attracted students from all over the world and from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Topics covered will include: the structure of the courts; the law-making process, including both statute and the operation of the common law system of judicial decisions; the organisation of the legal profession; the elements of both civil and criminal procedure.

More information of this course HERE.

II. Introduction to International Human Rights: Theory, Law and Practice


This course involves critical exploration of what is meant by human rights. It will investigate the possibility that the international human rights movement, together with the law that underpins it, can provide a universal ethical and legal order. There are three main areas of focus;

a. Theories and Histories of Human Rights

b. Structures and Standards

c. Key issues in Human Rights

More information of this course HERE.

III. Introduction to Corporate Law and Governance


This course provides students with an introduction to corporate law and to the legal and non-legal governance mechanisms which encourage directors to act in their company’s interests rather than their own.

The course sets corporate law and governance within its economic and business context, with particular regard to how corporate law and governance mechanisms facilitate or inhibit economic activity. The course adopts an explicitly comparative approach drawing on UK, US and continental European law.

More information of this course HERE.

IV. Commercial Law


The course provides students with an understanding of English/common law and commercial law as a whole, while focusing on some particularly important aspects.

This intensive course commences with the basic common law principles governing commercial contracts, including the topic of pre-contractual duties and remedies for breach of contract.

More information of this course HERE.

V. European Union Law


The course offers an overview to the law and politics of the EU, covering the institutional, constitutional and substantive aspects of European integration.

It provides an outline of the structures of the European Union, its law-making processes, and the relevant case law on free movement, citizenship, and fundamental rights, while at the same time introducing political questions about the dynamics and direction of integration.

More information of this course HERE.

VI. Advanced Negotiation and Mediation


This course introduces students to a range of issues surrounding the dynamics of disputes and to the advanced models of negotiation and mediation designed to aid in their resolution.

The focus of the course, which draws on insights from a range of academic disciplines including law, anthropology, psychology and economics, is on looking at contemporary dispute resolution theories across a range of settings.

An important feature of the course is the way in which it examines the interface between theory and practice.

More information of this course HERE.

B. Session II [July 27-August 14, 2015]

I. International Law: Contemporary Issues


The overall purpose of the course is to engage students with international affairs through the study of the legal frameworks which govern them, while at the same time situating that legal framework within the material and cultural conditions of international politics.

More information of this course HERE.

II. Competition Law and Policy


This course introduces the role of competition law and policy (antitrust) in regulating markets and constraining the development and abuse of private power.

The main vehicles for analysis will be the competition laws of the UK and the EC, but the antitrust regime of the United States (and other major jurisdictions where appropriate) will be used to offer comparative insights.

More information of this course HERE.

III. International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation


This course offers a concise introduction to the legal challenges relating to the international dimension of litigating commercial disputes, both before state courts and in arbitration.

London being one of the most important centres for commercial litigation and arbitration in the world, the course focuses on the relevant English and European Union law, invoking experiences from other jurisdictions where useful.

More information of this course HERE.

IV. Cyber Laws


This course covers a selection of topics in the field of Information Technology and the Law (or Cyberlaw).

It will begin by considering the debate about the nature of the influence of information technology upon the development of new legal doctrine, moving on to consider, through topics such as data protection, computer misuse and computer evidence, copyright and digital rights management, criminal content liability and defamation, both how the law has responded to the challenges of information technologies, and the extent to which legal issues have shaped the development of information society policy.

The focus will be initially on English law, although the global nature of IT law means that there is strong EU, Commonwealth and US legal influence upon the English system, so comparative aspects will be introduced, and readings will include materials drawn from, amongst others, US law journals.

More information of this course HERE.

V. Introduction to International Financial Law and Regulation


This course addresses both spheres of rulemaking for the financial markets, notably financial law and financial regulation, in one single course.

Experience shows that approaching the framework for financial market governance exclusively from either of these worlds leaves us with a highly fragmented picture.

Thus, the aim of this summer course is to establish a broad and complete foundation of knowledge of the laws and rules governing the various areas of financial market activity.

More information of this course HERE.

VI. European Company Law


This course examines the European law aspects of corporate law. We will analyse the harmonised areas of company law, and discuss common features of and variation in national corporate law practices across Europe.

We will look at the mechanisms which allow EU companies to move across national borders, choose between different company legal systems, and restructure their business operations.

In that context, we will also analyse the extent to which EU law restricts divergent national practices in company law.

The course will look at the relevant Treaty provisions (particularly the right of establishment and free movement of capital), the company law directives regarding company formation, capital, disclosure, and corporate restructuring, as well as the European Company (SE) and its relevance within the internal market.

Differences in national corporate governance approaches and the relevant European soft law initiatives in this area will also be covered.

More information of this course HERE.

The tuition fees for students is available HERE.

More information of all courses HERE.


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