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Munich Advanced Course in International Law (MACIL)

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The MACIL summer school is an English-taught summer course that offers an opportunity for students and young professionals to dedicate about 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 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.

We are pleased to announce the topic for the 11th course in 2022, which will focus on

Multilateralism under Pressure - What is the Future Role of International Law?


This course will examine the trend in recent years to resort to power politics rather than multilateral solutions in international relations. Topics would include, inter alia, questioning the steadfastness of the prohibition of the use of force or examining institutional challenges which the ICC and WTO dispute settlement are currently facing. The course will take place from July 27th to August 5th, 2022.

The 2022 course is currently planned partly as online course and partly as on-campus course. However, given the uncertainties regarding the COVID19-situation in the following summer, last minutes changes may arise. For more information and regular updates, please check the official MACIL webpage.

The MACIL summer school is partner of the Erasmus Mundus Master in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD), a 24 months Master's program which aims to train the next-generation of lawyers and policy-makers with the ability to navigate the political context of international law and the comprehensive knowledge needed to engage with the issues of global security, peace and development. For more information regarding this program, please refer to the ILGSPD-webpage.