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Bachelor Summer School in Law

Students from distance teaching universities usually don’t have the chance to complete an exchange semester in a foreign country. On the other hand intercultural experiences and language skills are becoming more and more important in today’s economy. The main objective for the Bachelor Summer School aims at students abilities to communicate with lawyers from other countries on legal questions. Students will get the the chance to discuss current legal and political issues and to work on  several case studies in international student teams. The central pedagogy of the programe is blended learning. The Summer School will consists of face-to-face meetings during one week and distant teaching elements to prepare the participants for the meetings and discussions.  Students will need to use Legal English vocabulary and expressions, therefore all participants will receive a language training to enhance their language skills to enable them to communicate more effectively with foreign peers and colleagues. This training will be provided by an eCourse.

Master Summer School in Law

The subject-matter of the Master intensive program will be a combination of private international law and international commercial law. The face-to-face program will be preceded by a virtual preparatory phase. The intensive program will start with an introduction to Legal English. A flexible combination of lectures, seminar sessions and consultations will be offered in the first days of the program. Team work sessions and consultation hours for a Moot Court will complete the program.

Annual Winter Program

Annual Winter Program of EDELNet (European Distant Education in Law Network) is one of the international training activities carried out jointly by the Faculties of Law of the Fern Universität in Hagen (Germany), the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain) and the Open Universiteit (Netherlands) within the framework of their Strategic Partnership.

The activity is designed to support PhD candidates from the three Partner Universities who have engaged in different kinds of research and would like to develop their expertise in understanding, choosing, and using particular research methods for doctorate research. The program also offers participants a good opportunity to acquire and develops intercultural communication skills as a basis for a better understanding of cross-border legal issues and international networking. Participants may be doctorate candidates seeking to expand their repertoire of methods, or new candidates.