Germany, Frankfurt

Legal Studies - "Law in Modern Societies - Fundamental, International and Interdisciplinary Aspects“

when 18 July 2016 - 12 August 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1900

The role of law in the 21st Century can and actually must be characterized as ambivalent.
On the one side, law competes increasingly with other paradigms, especially with the
economic one; apart from that, the subordination of politics and power to the rule of law still
remains a project rather than reality in many parts of the world. On the other side, the juridification
of society (and societies) has increased immensely. More and more subject areas
are becoming object of legislation, and thus of national and international jurisdiction.
In this situation, both an intense – and often interdisciplinary – ascertainment of the new
topics, law has to deal with, is required as a recall of the philosophical, historical and comparative
fundamentals of law.
The summer school program of the Law Faculty of the Goethe University aims at balancing
these interdependent approaches to law and its subject areas using selected examples.

Target group

At least one year of studies in the field of law

Credits info

Apart from the seminar programme Frankfurt Summer School offers German language courses (3 ECTS Points) as well as an extensive cultural programme.

Fee info

EUR 1900: The programme fee for participants is 1,900 €. It consists of:

– 1,200 € for the seminar and cultural programme, the German language courses,

all study material, insurance and the transportation fee within Frankfurt

– 700 € for optional accommodation incl. daily breakfast


Students registered at one of our partner universities will receive an attractive discount. Please contact us.