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The Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) of the University of Amsterdam and the T.M.C. Asser Institute are pleased to announce the launch of the summer programme on "International Lawyering in a Public Interest"

Event details of International Lawyering in a Public Interest
Start date 9 July 2018
End date 13 July 2018
Time 09:00

What does it take to practice international law for public interests? This summer programme will explore the challenges of public interest advocacy in international law, from questions of practice to finding or starting a firm, and from finding funding to identifying causes for advocacy. We will also raise critical questions, to challenge what it means to practice public interest advocacy in the international system. Our group of lecturers includes leaders in practice, including advocates from major firms and pro-bono start-ups, as well as NGOs, the diplomatic community, and academia.

What will you gain?

The knowledge lawyers need to launch and sustain practices of public advocacy with international law; and the critical knowledge necessary to challenge assumptions about the nature and limits of public interest advocacy under international law.

Eligible Participants

Masters students; PhDs; Young professionals; Seasoned professionals looking to develop a public advocacy practice; Public interest lawyers interested in new directions and critical reflection on the field; NGO workers interested in issues of law and legal practice; Academics looking to apply their knowledge for public advocacy; Diplomats.


Please read the Registration Information & Conditions on the Asser Institute website carefully before registering. 


Students (includes PhDs): € 750
Regular: € 1275

This fee includes lectures, study materials, study visits, water/tea/coffee and lunch during working days, and a reception. 

The fee does not cover (international) travel costs, domestic travel to and from airports, (hotel) accommodation, insurance or other expenses. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut can provide prospective participants with a list of suitable hotels in The Hague.

5 Scholarships Available

AKD has generously offered to fund 5 partial scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. The scholarships cover only the tuition fee. To apply for a scholarship, please check the website of the Asser Institute.

For more information or questions please contact