iCourts / PluriCourts PhD Summer School 2020

PhD Summer School

Building on the success and achievements of eight years of innovative and ground-breaking research of international courts, iCourts (University of Copenhagen) in cooperation with PluriCourts (University of Oslo) hosts the 8th high-level summer school for PhD students working on international law and courts 22-26 June 2020. We particularly welcome students who take an interest in the social and political context of international courts and are writing up a PhD thesis that involves an interdisciplinary approach to the study of one or more international courts and a strong focus on methodology.

The set-up
The iCourts/PluriCourts PhD summer school is based on the principle of active participation.

This means that students who sign up for the summer school are expected to contribute to discussions and to participate in the exercises that are part of the learning program.
As you learn more through interaction and discussion with fellow researchers, the summer school requires of you that you will be willing to share your work through presentations and to offer your intellectual curiosity to others by asking questions and giving comments to your peers.

What was the most valuable part of the course?
“To exchange opinions with brilliant academics was extremely valuable, enriching and motivating”

Read more about the iCourts/PluriCourts Summer School 2020


Time: 22 June – 26 June 2020 at 9:00 – 16:00

Place: iCourts, Faculty of Law, Conference/flex room, ground floor, room 8A-0-57, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Registration fee: The course is offered at the rate of 275 EURO, covering refreshments and lunch every day, dinners on Monday and Thursday evening, and a farewell reception on Friday afternoon. Lectures, research facilitation, and social programme are offered free of charge. Participants must cover travel and accommodation costs themselves.

Deadline for submission
5 February 2020 12:00. Please use this form to apply for acceptance at iCourts / Pluricourts Summer School 2020.

Applicant process
After the deadline, our committee will select 24 PhD students for the Summer School. The accepted Summer School students will receive a written confirmation on acceptance no later than 5 March 2020, along with practical information and a guide on how to pay the registration fee.