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Official opening of the Summer School in Comparative Private Law (Salzburg) - July 6th, 2024

On July 6th, 2024, the 25th session of the  Summer School in Comparative Law has officially been opened in presence of 170 students with the following keynote speakers :

Lord John Thomas of Cwmgiedd

Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

"Introduction to English Jurisdiction"

Marko Bošnjak

President of the European Court of Human Rights

"General aspects of the ECHR jurisdiction"

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Summer School in Comparative Private Law (Salzburg)

Our 25th Summer School session has now started. If you want to participate in our 26th session (July 2025), follow us online

Join our Summer School in Salzburg during the first two weeks of July: a unique experience where you will meet students from all over the world, explore more than 35 different legal systems, have the opportunity to discuss with legal experts and supreme court judges from various countries, and share thoughts with more than 120 students. In 2024, the Summer School is taking place from July 1st until July 13th.

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Discussing more than 35 different legal systems

During the Summer School, we provide our students with an introduction to more than 35 different legal systems, as well as European law in relation to private law. Additionally, students analyze and discuss case studies from a comparative perspective during workshops conducted in English, French, and German. Roundtable discussions are organized between legal experts and students on hot topics such as law and language, European harmonization of private law, consumer protection, law reform initiatives, etc. Every year, we invite several judges and justices since special attention is also given to the role of the judiciary and the differences in the style of judicial decisions between legal systems.

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A unique opportunity for networking

With more than 100 students coming from all over the world and up to 45 legal experts from prestigious universities, the Summer School is an ideal place to develop your future international professional network, gain more information about university programs abroad, and discuss any legal topic of interest individually with our experts, who are committed and available during their stay in Salzburg.

Enjoy the spectacular location of Salzburg

The Summer School takes place in the spectacular city of Salzburg, Austria, at the law faculty, situated in the former palace of the archbishop right in the historical center of the city. You will be able to enjoy the cultural heritage of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and discover the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains and lakes. You might also be tempted to take a Sound of Music tour or indulge in a delicious Apfelstrudel...

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Scholarships

The Summer School itself does not provide scholarships. However, our experience shows us that scholarships for this kind of program do exist in many universities and countries around the world. We therefore encourage future students to inquire about the possibilities of scholarships in their country or university of origin. Our professors are also dedicated to provide any additional information if available. Students who are seeking information about scholarships are therefore encouraged to contact the professors of the program (see the Who's who page) directly.

Currently you can download our brochure from  2024. Our new brochure (2025) will be available for download as from February 2025.

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