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Munich Advanced Course in International Law (MACIL)

General information

The MACIL summer school is a two-week, English-taught summer course that offers an opportunity for students and young professionals to dedicate two weeks to intense and in-depth study of international law. Lectures are given by renowned experts of international law. The MACIL class is composed of about 20-30 students, allowing for a close exchange of ideas between lecturers and students. Classes bring together participants with different academic backgrounds – advanced undergraduates, master and PhD students, and young professionals – and more than 20 nationalities each year.

Unfortunately, the 9th MACIL course, which was scheduled to take place in July/August 2020, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are pleased to announce the topic for the 2021 course:

Coping with Natural Disasters, Climate Change and Pandemics: The Role of International Law


The 10th MACIL Summer School will focus on the role of international law in times of global catastrophes and will address various questions regarding the legal framework provided by international law and the part international institutions, human rights and general principles of law play in preventing, mitigating and solving the arising problems.

Given the uncertainties regarding the COVID19-situation in the following summer, MACIL will be held as an one-week online course from July 19th -23rd, 2021, which will allow students from all over the world to join the Summer School even during a worldwide pandemic. For more information, please visit the official MACIL webpage.