This year, for the first time, The Hague Academy will organize two special short courses on European Union Law and Comparative Law, exclusively for the students of the Private Law Session. The Lectures of the Private International Law Courses often refer to EU Law. This is often a source of difficulty for those Academy attendees who come from non-European countries or from countries where this field of law isn’t taught. To help the Private Law Students better follow the courses of the Private International Law period, the Academy has decided to offer a short ‘crash-course’ at the start of the period on the fundamentals of European Union Law. This course is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 31st, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be dispensed in English and simultaneously translated in French.

In the same vein, two extra classes on comparative law, focusing on the existing main legal systems, of which a basic knowledge is also required to be able to follow some of the courses of the Private International Law period, will be held on Saturday, August 6th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

These classes will be taught by Dr. Davor Jancic (Asser Institute) and Dr. Talia Einhorn (Ariel University) and will be translated simultaneously in either English or French.