Teaching and Supervision

There is a need for hard-core lawyers for specialist functions, and there is a need for lawyers who can think outside the box, put legal knowledge into perspective and have an independent and critical approach."

- Aftagerpanelet

iCourts is the only Center of Excellence within legal science in Denmark. Our direct research object is international courts, which we study from a wide range of professional angles focusing on their new role in a global world order.

We have a curious, ambitious and problem-oriented approach to legal research. We strive to put the law in perspective, and to promote international outlook in an interdisciplinary environment.

The center has some of the country’s leading researchers who have specialized knowledge and teaching- and supervision competences in a wide range of topics covering but not limited to international courts:

  • Criminology
  • EU Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Business Law and Arbitration
  • International Courts
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Law        
  • Law and Economics
  • Law and Politics/Political Science
  • Legal Linguistics and Legal Rhetoric
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Sociology of Law

Courses by teachers at iCourts – a selection

The following list of courses taught by the iCourts staff is not an exhaustive list. (Links will be added as they become available, but course descriptions can be found in kurser.ku.dk)


  • EU law
  • EU Litigation Practice
  • International Dispute Resolution and International Courts
  • International Law
  • Law, Morality and Politics
  • The Legal System and Legal Method


  • Advanced Legal English: Common Law Language, Reasoning and Rhetoric
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Commercial Contracts
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Crime and Punishment
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Investment Law  
  • International Law and the Legalization of International Relations
  • International Organizations
  • International Sales Law
  • Law and International Security in the 21 Century
  • Law of the World Trade Organization
  • Legal Communication and Rhetoric
  • Legal, Criminological and Philosophical Perspectives on Mass Atrocities
  • Legal Scientific Theories, Methods and Writing
  • Public International Law

Supervision of BA and MA theses

The researchers at iCourts are ready to supervise in a wide range of BA and MA theses. You can find examples of possible research topics here.

iCourts Excellence Programme (iEP) - International Law and Courts in a Global World

iEP is a new program at the law faculty’s MA programme. The iEP introduces key approaches to the understanding of international law and its role in the contemporary world. Students who sign up for the iEP become iCourts Student Fellows and will get a unique opportunity to become part of the research environment of iCourts. The iEP is open to all Danish and foreign MA students at the Faculty. All iCourts courses may be taken individually but only students who complete at least three of the 15 ECTS courses offered by the centre will receive a certificate confirming their participation in the iEP. Read more about the programme