SC2011-Prof. Kerrest Presentation
The course starts on the first Monday at the end of August and the beginning of September, and lasts for two weeks.
Students arrive the day before the course starts, usually on a Sunday and leave the Saturday after the course ends.
Lectures take place at the Law Faculty of the host University. In general there are three to four lectures a day that last for an hour and a half each. Students have access to the library, photocopiers and computer labs. After the last lecture in the afternoon, students meet in their working groups in different study rooms.
The course is divided into three main parts.
- First: a general introduction to space law to provide students with basic knowledge on the sources and principles of space law and international space organisations
- Second: lectures on a series of specific themes concerning the legal aspects of space applications and recent evolutions in space law, particularly in Europe
- Third: students divided into working groups have to focus, with the assistance of tutors who are former ECSL Summer Course students, on a given exercise (a negotiation, a mooting, etc); at the end of the course students have to present their work, defend the group position and negotiate in a simulation in which professors make up the panel
ECSL Summer School 2003, Leuven (Belgium)
To date, students from universities in the following countries have participated in the programme: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
Lectures are given by University professors, guest lecturers from ESA and other space institutes, as well as experts from the private sector.
Students have access to the library of the Faculty of Law of the host University. In addition, a collection of all major treaties and important documents concerning the different space applications is available for use by students.
The admitted students will have to buy their airplane or train tickets on their own; the ECSL will refund them according to the table hereafter and upon receipt of the originals and of the invoice of their payment.
<200 euros - ECSL refund 100%
200-400 euros - ECSL refund 75%
400-600 euros - ECSL refund 50%
>600 euros - lump sum: 300 euros
Students older than 27 years, professionals and students not coming from an ESA Member State or ESA cooperating State should be considered on a non-priority basis and should pay the travel expenses..
Accommodation and food
All students and their tutors stay in double rooms at youth hostels selected by the host university. These are usually within a 10-minute-walking distance from the University. Information on accommodation is provided in advance.
The Hostel serves breakfast, and lunches and dinners may be had at a cafeteria/restaurant near the Faculty. Students may have to pay for their own lunches.
Certificate of attendance
Attendance at lectures is compulsory and at the end of the course, a certificate of attendance will be awarded to students who have attended all the lectures and participated in the working groups. Some Universities may give credits for attending the ECSL Summer Course.
Last update: 27 September 2011