The LSGL Summer School gives students a cutting-edge learning experience in exploring the challenges of the legal profession in an increasingly globalized world. Building on the genuine global features of LSGL and collaboration of LSGL-members’ faculty coming from all major legal systems in designing and instructing the courses, the LSGL Summer School offers participants a unique professional and social opportunity that is unmatched by the current market for summer schools.
The chief audience for the LSGL Summer School is students enrolled in the LSGL member institutions who have completed at least one year of law education. The member schools will aid in attracting and recruiting applicants. Each LSGL member school shall pay to the host institution €1,000 tuition fee for one student. Please note that payment is due even if no students are sent by the institution member.
Design and Instruction of Courses:
To maximize the benefits of LSGL as a global academic partnership, courses for the summer school should be designed and taught as a collaboration of LSGL members’ faculty, bringing together knowledge from different legal systems, sources in different languages that could be translated into English, and methodological diversity.
Professors should avoid lecture- style classes, preferring instead student-centered teaching methods.
Schedule of Courses and Credit Value:
To meet certification requirements, allowing students to transfer credits earned at the LSGL Summer School to their home law schools, a one-week course will be comprised of 700 minutes of class work. This number meets the
U.S. ABA requirement for a 1-credit course, which is strictest time-standard for a 1-credit among LSGL member schools. Each daily session will be comprised of 140 minutes of class work (5 X 140 = 700).
Evaluation and Grading:
To allow students to transfer credits to their home law schools, students’ performance in the LSGL Summer School should be evaluated and graded. For this purpose, the LSGL Summer School will establish a standard set of evaluation and grading rules.
Since the courses will be condensed, evaluation will be based on one in-class exam or a final paper. The course convenors will decide in advance on their evaluation method (exam or paper) and this will be stated in the summer school’s handbook. The submission date of a final paper will be set by the course convenors, but the grading process must be completed by the middle of August (as pass/fail), to allow students to transfer credits to their home law schools in the subsequent term.
Certification and Grade Sheet:
The host school and LSGL are authorized to issue certificates and grade sheets to students in the LSGL Summer School. All documents will be produced and signed by dean of the host school and LSGL’s co-presidents.