The discipline looks into the system of rules and regulations that are usually enforced through a set of institutions and works as a major social mediator between people. The field of law encompasses a wide range of academic disciplines including constitutional law, international law, European law and criminal law.
Studying law equips students with advanced communication skills and keen problem-solving abilities. Students are expected to have superior language skills and self-discipline since considerable workload needs to be managed during the studies. A degree in law allows students to develop determination, commitment, intellect and stamina. It enables students to analyze both sides of complex problems and to come up with an effective and unbiased solution. The knowledge and skills gained from a law degree provide a solid foundation for an exciting and challenging career path as a solicitor or barrister. Graduates can also have a vast number of opportunities in almost every industry with their ability to examine, negotiate and communicate with diverse people.
Justice is to be done regardless of money, race, etc., but also regardless of gender. However, the law, including international law, is not a perfect system, and just like the people who made it, it is biased. This interactive, one-week course will look at law from a gender perspective, encompassing cis, gay, trans and intersex perspectives. The focus is primarily on human rights but will cut across other areas of international law, such as refugee law. Through lectures, excursion(s), and group assignments, topical issues will be explored and analysed, linking theory and practice.
Criminologia Forense - Qualification awarded: Diploma d'Especialització/Diploma de Postgrau (Degree Universitat Barcelona)
This interactive course offers a two-week introduction to Europe, with a strong focus on economic, political and business developments. Several prominent guest speakers from different disciplines will give their views on the past, present and future of the European Union (EU). In interactive sessions they will discuss theories and thoughts about the financial crisis, global shift, knowledge economy & innovation, sustainable banking, political context, public affairs, decision-making processes, European business and regional cooperation.
“Crime wave hits city…” “Burglary blackspots revealed…” “Welcome to the capital of knife crime…” You only have to read the newspaper headlines to know that crime is not randomly distributed geographically. But what patterns does it follow? And how and why do they arise? Environmental criminology is the broad field dedicated to answering that kind of question.
The Amsterdam Summer School offers small-scale courses in a wide range of fields at an excellent research university, VU University Amsterdam. The course International Criminal Justice acquaints students with the basics of international criminal law and critically assesses modes of investigations. It reflects on the motivations of perpetrators to commit atrocities and discusses the value of alternative reactions such as truth commissions and amnesties. Spend your summer studying a challenging and interdisciplinary topic in the vibrant city of Amsterdam!
The online Financial Crimes Investigator Certificate blends criminal justice with forensic accounting, giving you the skills to successfully identify and stem the tide of small financial crimes in your workplace before it becomes a tsunami. You will receive college credit for this six-course certificate.
With the Law A Level course you will learn how the law is created and administered. The study of law - fundamental to the smooth running of society - is a challenging but rewarding field. The law is highly complex and far-reaching, governing our behaviour and the ways we interact with institutions and each other in ways we may not even be aware of. Studying law is a way to learn how to analyse situations and apply legal rules and principles to make sense of the world.
This course deals with the highlights of Law & Economics and Europe. In the first part of this course the effects of European Competition Law on the economy are discussed. In the second part of this course the effects of Financial Law on the (European) Economy and the Eurocrisis are discussed. In both weeks students are asked to formulate sustainable solutions for current issues in the domain of European Law and Economics.
Program in International Business Law prepares you to meet the increasing demands of companies and law firms in the areas of international banking, trade law, consumer transactions and more.
The Columbia Summer Program in American Law, 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.
This program is organized jointly by the Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy of Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany and UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, USA, and conceived as an intensive, three-week, English-taught program for upper division students and young practitioners.
This course will present practices in the international field of human rights and introduce advanced undergraduate students in law, political science and social sciences to what it means to work in organisations, institutions, networks and movements that defend and promote human rights.