Rome, Italy

Foundations of Democracy: American Law, Politics & Economy

when 16 July 2023 - 29 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 7 EC
fee EUR 769

The Summer School in American Law, Politics & Economy consists of four courses:
- American Constitutional Law (15 hours)
- Economics of a Free Society: Money and Banking in the United States (15 hours)
- United States Foreign Affairs and International Relations (15 hours)
- Anglo-American Social and Political Philosophy (15 hours)

On top of that 2 extra workshops are available:
U.S. Elections (90 minutes)
Who Was Really First? On American Republicanism (90 minutes)
Venture Capital Financing in the United States: Business and Legal Perspective (120 minutes)

On the day following closing of the Summer School, all qualified participants will be entitled to free participation in the 5th international student conference on American Law, Philosophy, Politics & Economics.

Learn more on our website.

Course leader

Susanna Fischer, LLB, J.D., LL.M.
Karl-Friedrich Israel, Ph.D
Christopher Kelley, J.D., LL.M.
J. Patrick Higgins, Ph.D.
Valery Loumber, J.D.
Stephen Szrom, J.D.

Target group

We welcome both undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni of all disciplines.

Even though we expect mostly students of law, political science, philosophy, economics, international relations, and sociology, we will welcome you regardless of your specific educational background as long as you demonstrate the willingnes to actively engage in each seminar and discussion.

Course aim

We aim to equip the participants with knowledge about the fundamentals of U.S. law, its political and economic system, as well as its position in the international arena. We also host a wide array of cultural networking events!

Credits info

7 EC
6.0 credits for the entire summer school, 1.5 for each of the 4 courses it consists of and an additional credit for participation in extra courses.

Fee info

EUR 769: Early bird fee for participants who registered before April 1st, 2023.
EUR 999: Regular fee for participants registered after April 1st.