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6th Annual LSGL Summer School: A cross-boarder educational experience

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The historic campus in Segovia is the ideal setting for this year´s 6th Annual LSGL Summer School, where students from across the world take part of a global, cross-border educational experience.

IE Law School hosts the 6th Annual Law Schools Global League Summer School this year, an experience that brings together 37 students from 19 different law schools for an intensive two-week immersion in global law.

Comprised of 25 schools from 22 countries, the LSGL serves as a platform to share knowledge and stimulate academic debate and cooperation in both education and research concerning the globalization of law and its implications on legal education, research and practice.

The summer school program includes courses in the areas of International Taxation, Trade and Investment Law, Corporate Governance and Climate Change, among others.  The combination of lectures and interactive seminars taught by experienced professors coming from LSGL partner schools ensures that students remain engaged throughout the program.

The following courses are offered during  the LSGL Summer School:

  • Climate Change, Justice and Courts (Emily Barritt, Lecturer at The Dickson Poon School, and Melanie J Murcott, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria)This course equips students to interrogate and think deeply about a new body of global climate change jurisprudence. The courses allow students to explore the concept of climate justice, and to analyze the role that climate justice plays in the adjudication of the leading climate change cases.
  • New Trends in International Taxation (Professor Eleonora Lozano, director of the Ph.D. in Law and tax at the Faculty of Law of Universidad de los Andes,  and Tracy Gutuza, Associate Professor Tax Law in the Department of Commercial Law, at the University of Cape Town). This course introduces students to the field of international tax law and provides them an understanding of tax law from an international perspective. The course presents the current legal rules and covers the policy arguments, in particular in the light of the OECD’s recent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS), which has arguably changed the rules for international tax law.
  • Current Challenges in Trade and Investment Law (Dr. Johanna Jacobsson, assistant professor at the IE University; Dr. Anna Marhold, assistant professor and Senior Researcher at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center; and Marco de Benito, Professor at the IE University and expert in international arbitration and comparative private and procedural law)The aim of this course is for students to focus on current challenges in international trade and investment law. This course will pay particular attention to the trade and investment law challenges of the new global order that emerged from the globalization backlash in the era of Brexit and Trump and covers other topical challenges that are changing our global trade and investment landscape, such as the emergence of global e-commerce and services trade, as well as issues regarding restrictive trade practices in natural resources and energy.
  • Corporate Governance – From Comparative to Global. (Sara Sánchez, professor at the IE University and Amir Licht, former dean of the Radzyner School of Law at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya) This course aims to provide an understanding of selected legal features that underlie firms’ organization and business transactions.

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Students from all over the world feel inspired, challenged and have the opportunity to meet like-minded people from around the world.

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Photos: Roberto Arribas

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Photos: Roberto Arribas

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