Civil Law is the branch of law that handles the relations between individuals or organizations. It is concerned with the legal status of individuals and the legal options regarding consequences of actions falling under the law governing the society in question. Civil law is exercised in the case of accidents, contracts, wills, property and other matters that are of private nature and aims at settling disputes, bringing just compensation to a wronged party or enforce an agreement.
A student of private law can specialize in the following areas: civil law, labor law, commercial law, corporate law and compensation law.
Civil and Public Law solicitors are the professionals entrusted to have the knowledge and skills to guide a party that is engaged in a civil or public law matter through the law enforcement process, by guarding the interests of their clients. A solicitor spends a lot of the working time doing research, discovering facts, interviewing people and gathering information. With this information, solicitors build arguments meant to bring a favourable court decision for their clients.
The solicitor profession is one of the best paid, with the possibility of working in an own private practice, for the government, law firms or corporations.
Since its first edition in 2005, the International Summer University has gained increasing global recognition. We are proud to again be the host to students from all over the world this summer. Our courses, all of them taught in English, are designed to challenge and inspire participants in highly popular fields of intellectual property and biotechnology.
Organiser: University of Helsinki. Research on biosciences and biotechnologies has evolved vastly during the past decades. Biosciences and their novel applications now have an enormous impact on society in shaping our understanding of life, death, sickness, health, and environmental sustainability.
During this course, a number of contemporary global challenges will be discussed in the light of the applicable legal framework, where the participants will become aware of the possibilities and gaps in the current field of public international law.
The course introduces participants to the linkages between business and human rights from a variety of (legal, regulatory, and policy) perspectives. The content and implementation of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights take a center stage. Participants become familiar with the main actors in business and human rights, and their respective duties and responsibilities.
This course, for legal professionals and law students in an advanced phase of their studies, provides a general introduction to the American legal system. Since 1963, the course has been organised by the law faculties of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Columbia University. It is held alternately at the Leiden Law School and the Amsterdam Law School. The next session will take place at Leiden University.
Geneva has long been one of the world’s capitals of international law and the headquarters of international institutions dedicated to human rights. This inspiring context naturally led to the focus and strength of the University of Geneva in international human right laws and policies.
This course is about contemporary democratic developments and its challenges.
The aim of this course is to make the student capable of identifying legal problems arising in relation to the commercial usage of the Internet. Moreover, the student must be able to identify the law applicable in each situation and apply the law to specific legal problems.
This course is designed for international students, business professionals, and representatives of international institutions. The topics covered in this course are crucial for contemporary business leaders.
In deze cursus geeft Prof. Mr. F.B.J. Grapperhaus zijn inmiddels traditie geworden jaaroverzicht van de belangrijkste ontwikkelingen op het terrein van het arbeidsrecht.
In deze cursus wordt gekeken naar de mogelijkheden te komen tot een proactieve beheersing van potentiële conflicten. Bij gebreke van zodanige voorzieningen dient het recht de oplossing te bieden.
This module will examine the laws regulating the conduct of business and business organisations. The first part of the module sets the context and provides essential material on English Business Law (English Legal System, Contract, Tort and Employment) whilst the second part covers Company Law and Corporate Governance.