Germany, Munich

Munich Advanced Course in International Law (MACIL)

when 3 August 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 700

Course Title: "Public International Law under Pressure”

Study international law at the LMU Munich and learn more on how climate change, increasing migratory movements, global trade and international institutions affect international law.

In the 2020 course, the MACIL classes are going to question the importance of “public international law” in the current framework of the international legal order.

Upon successful application, participants will boost their knowledge on international law, receive up to 6 ECTS credits for their performance and visit several cultural site in and around Munich. For further information and submitting your application, please visit the program website.

Course leader

The MACIL teaching staff includes high-profile academics and practitioners from all over the world.

Christian Walter
Professor of Public Law and Public International Law at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)

Target group

MACIL summer school aims at presenting current and highly debated topics of Public International Law.

Thus, participation requires at least a basic knowledge of Public International Law. However, Master or equivalent grades in the field of Public International Law are not necessary, although they may serve as an advantage in the application process. In any event an advanced (or at least intermediate) knowledge of English is required. Please note that all MACIL courses and lectures will be held in English and the (facultative) essay is also expected to be written in English.

Graduate students of law or any related field (e.g. International Relations) and academics that work in the field of Public International Law are warmly invited to apply for participation. Undergraduate students of law or a related field may also apply if they already have substantial experience in their studies and are able to show a keen interest in Public International Law. We also invite practitioners, having experience in any field of Public International Law, to apply for participation in the upcoming MACIL programme.

Course aim

The Munich Advanced Course in International Law offers an opportunity to dedicate two weeks to an intense and in-depth study of public international law. The summer school is run by LMU’s Institute of International Law. It takes place in early August and is entirely taught in English. For the MACIL course, distinguished lecturers (both academics and practitioners) from all over the world join the group and present their research to participants. The class is usually composed of 30 to 35 students, allowing for a close exchange of ideas between lecturers and students. In preceding years, participants have included advanced undergraduates, PhD students and young professionals from the fields of international law and international relations. Our students have come from almost any part of the world.

Credits info

6 EC
All participants receive a certificate of attendance (4 ECTS credits without a grade).

If you choose to sit a written exam, the course counts for 6 ECTS credits.

The Academic Board of the LMU Munich defines the requirements and contact hours* for successful completion of the courses as follows:

- regular attendance
- preparation for and active participation in seminars
- attendance and contribution to lectures
- participation in and contribution to class excursions

Fee info

EUR 700: Registration fee: € 200,00
Tuition: € 500,00
Housing fee: € 430,00