Birmingham, United Kingdom

Contemporary Issues In Law

when 17 July 2023 - 4 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 2200

What will you study?

Week one
Week 1 takes the form of a Model United
Nations introducing you to key human rights
issues and themes and guiding you to explore
the essence of human rights and their
application and implementation across the

Week two
Week 2 is about the Constitutions that
shape the legal and political frameworks
in which we operate and draws on work
from different national contexts. You will
have the opportunity to take part in a mock
Constitutional Convention to explore some of
the issues raised in detail.

Week three
Week 3 shifts the focus to the commercial
world. You will be introduced to alternative
dispute resolution in international business
and learn about the practical way dispute
resolution can be used to bring about an
efficient and quick resolution while also
maintaining business relationships. During
this week you will have the opportunity to
apply your knowledge of dispute resolution to
a simulated live dispute.

Target group

University students

English language requirements: No formal qualification required; however all classes will be taught in English

Academic pre requisites: Level 3 or equivalent

Course aim

This 3-week summer school provides an
insight into three key areas of law which are
underpinned by our research and teaching
expertise. Throughout we invite you to take a
comparative approach to thinking about law
and its function and operation in different
societal context. You will explore current
global Human Rights issues through a Model
United Nations. You will consider how states
and societies are organised and what rights
are fundamental in shaping our lives through
taking part in a Constitutional Convention.
And finally you will explore the role of law
and dispute resolution in building and
maintaining effective business relationships.

Credits info

Practice based - Non credit bearing

Fee info

• Academic course
• Accommodation for three weeks
• Birmingham airport pick-up and
• Cultural visits to London, Bath and
• Programme of social events
• International Summer School T-shirt

*Please note travel to the UK, visa costs and other personal
travel and living expenses are not included e.g. meals.
There are many shops, canteens, cafes, and restaurants
on or near the campus. We suggest that students should
budget a figure of approximately £10 50 per day for
additional food and drink.