Summer course International Lawyering in a Public Interest

Our Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut launch a summer programme on ‘International Lawyering in a Public Interest’.

What does it take to practice international law for public interests? This summer school will explore the challenges of public interest advocacy in international law. We will also raise critical questions and our group of lecturers includes leaders in practice 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.

Is this Summer Programme for me?

‘International Lawyering in a Public Interest’ is a programme for: 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 and Diplomats.


Registration for this programme has started. Go to the website of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut for more information or send an email to


  • 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.

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