Call for Applications
5th German-Arab Summer School in Law and Economics
Institute of Law and Economics (ILE)
Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg
August 2-23, 2016
Governments, parliaments and the judiciary, businesspeople and entrepreneurs, as well as activists and civil society in different Arab countries are in the process of negotiating the future of their countries’ legal systems and economic institutions. The Fifth German-Arab Summer School in Law and Economics is particularly interested in highlighting the underlying structures and processes of such changes. Against the background of these new circumstances, the Summer School 2016 offers introductory lectures and workshops on institutional economics and the field of law and economics in more general terms as well as specific examples addressing, among others, the following questions: How can legal matters be studied from an economic point of view? What are the legal and socio-economic implications of refugee crisis? How do institutions shape the economic foundations and vice versa? How does religion contribute to the legal and economic framework in a given country? And in what regard can terrorism and copy right be analyzed from an economic and legal perspective?
The Fifth German-Arab Summer School in Law and Economics will include students from Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, and Germany. A total of 21 scholarships for outstanding students from the Arab region to participate in this event are awarded by the German Federal Foreign Office via the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). During the Summer School, students and scholars from the Arab world will meet German students and scholars, thus fostering intercultural and international understanding and accompany the transformation in these Arab countries.
We welcome applications from students of Economics, Law, and Social Sciences with a special interest in the Arab world, who are at least in their third year of study at one of the participating partner universities. As all classes will be conducted in English, an excellent command of English is required for participation. The applicant’s specific interest in the economic analysis of law should be addressed in the letter of motivation.
Please send your application (letter of motivation and CV in English, copies of transcript of records and certificates) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 10, 2016. Places are limited.
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