Below is a short listing of summer law programs in the UK and mainland Europe.
These programs cater to a wide range of participants, from those who are considering doing an LL.M. to attorneys and current law students who want focused study in a specific field of law.
Most of these programs are only a few weeks long—or even less—so they don’t require a lot of time commitment.
Also see our listing of upcoming 2016 summer law programs in legal English and US Law.
The University of Oxford / George Washington University Law School
Oxford, July 10 - August 6, 2016
This four-week program examines contemporary challenges related to the protection of human rights and particularly focuses on the enforcement of human rights law. Open to current law students as well as law graduates, lawyers, and other professionals with an interest in human rights.
Bucerius Law School
Short programs in sports laws, international business law, and international IP transactions
Hamburg, July 11-30, 2016
These short courses are available to current law students and young professionals looking to explore specialized areas of law.
Kent Law School
Paris, June 27-29, 2016 or June 29 - July 1, 2016
This three-day long program is aimed at those who are considering doing an LL.M. Sample classes are offered, in fields from intellectual property law to international migration law, so participants can get a taste of the LL.M. experience
William & Mary Law School
Madrid, June 27 - July 28, 2016
Offered to students who have completed at least one year of study at an ABA-approved or state-accredited law school. Covers topics in European Union law and politics, human rights law in Europe, and comparative corporations, among others.
American University - Washington College of Law
London, Paris Strasbourg, Brussels; Geneva, or the Hague
May 29 - June 25, 2016
Open to students who are in good standing at an ABA-accredited or state-approved law school. Curriculum includes Europe-focused as well as more general law courses.
University of Notre Dame Law School
London, July 18 - August 12, 2016
Open to current law students as well as attorneys who are practicing intellectual property law; however, they’re also available to non-students who are not seeking law school credit. Participants can choose three courses out of five which cover a variety of topics in IP law.
Cornell Law School / Sorbonne Law School at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Paris, June 25 - July 30, 2016
Open to US law students who have completed at least one year of studies at a law school accredited by the ABA or a state, as well as non-US law students and licensed attorneys. Courses cover topics in European laws, international commercial arbitration, international human rights and more. French classes also available.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
London, June 20 - July 8, 2016; July 11- 29, 2016; August 1-19, 2016
LSE offers a range of short law classes, covering topics ranging from cyberlaw to commercial law and European company law. Students can take one course per session.
University of San Diego School of Law
Paris, June 6 - July 2, 2016; or London, July 4-30, 2016
Open to USD law students or students enrolled in an ABA-accredited or foreign law schools. The Paris program covers topics in comparative law and intellectual property law; the London program explores commercial negations and deals.
Georgetown Law and King’s College London
London, July 3 - August 2, 2016
Open to current law students as well as law graduates. Classes include a seminar in negotiations, international law, counter-terrorism law, and corporations.
Texas Tech University School of Law
Kaunas, May 28 - June 30, 2016; optional externship component in Vilnius July 1-12, 2016
Open to law students, lawyers, and other legal professionals interested in studying in Lithuania. Program includes several law courses, field trips, and an optional externship.
University of Georgia Law / University of Leuven
Leuven, Belgium; July 10-30, 2016
Open to law students and student from other disciplines, as well as to practitioners. Program covers global governance topics and explores how governing bodies, corporations, NGOs and other actors interact.
Ohio State University / University of Oxford
Oxford, UK: June 26 - July 31, 2016
Students will learn about the British and American legal systems through a combination of class work, guest lectures, and excursions in Oxford and London.