Join us for the first Law Summer School programme in the UK, or in Europe, to compare English and American law.

School of Law and Criminology

Overview

This is the first Law Summer School programme in the UK or in Europe to compare English and American law. The two courses, delivered in collaboration with Mitchell Hamline Law School in the USA, will give a unique opportunity to explore the similarities and differences between the legal systems and laws of the UK and US.

All classes will be hyflex which will combine face-to-face and online learning. For those registered for face-to-face, classes will be taught in the historic Old Royal Naval College on the bank of the River Thames in South East London.
This iconic World Heritage Site receives millions of tourists each year who visit the nearby Royal Observatory meridian line, Cutty Sark ship, historic market and museums.
Our campus can be seen in many movies including Skyfall and Pirates of the Caribbean, and TV series such as The Crown.

The two courses, delivered in collaboration with Mitchell Hamline Law School in the USA, will give a unique opportunity to explore the similarities and differences between the legal systems and laws of the UK and US.


Course Content

Participants are welcome to register for Course One, Course Two or for both courses.

Course One - Doing Deals Across the World:  Advising the Multinational Start-up Business

Dates: 27 June - 7 July 2022

In this simulation course you will counsel, problem solve and negotiate on behalf of start-up business entrepreneurs and address key issues, including:

  • Analysis of global business strategies
  • Structuring business transactions
  • Negotiating hot button provisions
  • Drafting selected cross-border agreements
  • Resolving legal, business and ethical issues
  • Understanding cross-cultural elements of conducting business deals
  • Comparing opportunities and risks presented by the legal systems of the UK and US

Course Two - Movement of Workers and Comparative Asylum Law, Practice and Procedure

Dates: 12 July - 22 July 2022

This course will explore the general legal principles and immigration systems in the UK and US, including:

  • Immigration consequences of criminal convictions and actions threatening national security
  • Paths to acquiring permanent resident status or indefinite leave to remain
  • Temporary visa options for low-skilled and high-skilled workers
  • Acquiring citizenship and citizenship through naturalization
  • Treaty-based visa options in the US (NAFTA) and the UK (EU)

Course Delivery

Teaching: Courses will be led from an international perspective by skilled legal scholars.  There will be a combination of lectures, class discussion, and small group break-out sessions that will provide hands-on practical application of the topics under discussion.  You will discuss and examine law from a range of perspectives.

Classes: These will be scheduled to run a 4-day week, 9am - 3.30pm. From 3.30pm during Course One there will also be an optional extra activity on Comparative Criminal Business Fraud (Financial Crime). Away from your studies, you should have time to explore and experience London

Location: Face-to-face classes will be held at the University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London - part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Online classes are also offered using a hyflex method so both face-to-face and online participants will be taught at the same time.

Key Benefits

  • You will gain practical knowledge and skills to help you for the next stage of your career or training.
  • You will benefit from an engaging learning environment - in a great setting - fully supported by electronic learning resources.
  • Networking opportunities whilst you study alongside US participants.
  • You will be invited to a legal London walking tour and enjoy a course social activity.

Who is this Summer School for?

Undergraduate or Postgraduate students of law, international relations, politics or any other related subject; legal and non-legal professionals.  We also welcome those 18-25 that are interested in studying law at a University in future.

Entry Requirements

If you are currently a student, you will need to submit a letter from your university or college confirming that you are registered at, and attending, that institution.

Additionally, if you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you must have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or a recognised equivalent.

If you have studied at an English-speaking institution, or have courses taught at your university in English (excluding English language courses) you may meet our requirements without having to supply IELTS (or a recognised equivalent).  Where this is the case, evidence will need to be included on a transcript or by means of a letter from your university.

We also welcome applications from mature students and/or students with professional backgrounds.


How to Apply

To register for one or both of these courses please click here to visit our online booking site where payment will be processed.


Fees

Fees for ONE courseStudent Rates:
On Campus £750
Online £400

Standard Rates:
On Campus £1,000
Online £750

Combined fee for BOTH courses
Student Rates:
On Campus £1,000
Online £750

Standard Rates:
On Campus £1,500
Online £1,000


Further Information

Classes will be held at the University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London - please click here for travel information.

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. However, there is plenty near the venue in Greenwich. Some suggestions are:

Contact Us

To register your interest please email: FLAS-Shortcourses@gre.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 8331 7688