Netherlands, The Hague

Asser-ACIL Summer School on International Lawyering in a Public Interest

when 9 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week

What does it take to practice international law for public interests? This summer school will explore the challenges of public interest advocacy in international law, from questions of practice to finding or starting a firm, and from finding funding to identifying causes for advocacy. We will also raise critical questions, to challenge what it means to practice public interest advocacy in the international system. Our group of lecturers includes leaders in practice, including advocates from major firms and pro-bono start-ups, as well as NGOs, the diplomatic community, and academia.

Target group

Masters students; PhDs; Young professionals; Seasoned professionals looking to develop a public advocacy practice; Public interest lawyers interested in new directions and critical reflection on the field; NGO workers interested in issues of law and legal practice; Academics looking to apply their knowledge for public advocacy; Diplomats.

Course aim

To provide the knowledge lawyers need to launch and sustain practices of public advocacy with international law; and the critical knowledge necessary to challenge assumptions about the nature and limits of public interest advocacy under international law.

Fee info

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