IAPL-MPI SUMMER SCHOOL,
2nd EDITION (July 2016)
Approaches to Comparative Procedural Law: The Pluralism of Methods
Organized in collaboration with the International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL), the second edition of the Summer School will take place at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg between the 10th and the 13th of July 2016 (both included).
Up to 20 places will be available for applicants having procedural law and/or dispute resolution mechanisms as their main field of academic interest.
Deadline for applications: January 31st, 2016.
Note: A good command of written and oral English is required.
The first IAPL-MPI Summer School was held at the premises of the MPI in Luxembourg in July 2014. The success of the experience, recently crowned by the publication of the collective book Procedural Science at the Crossroads of Different Generations (Nomos 2015), has encouraged the organization of a second edition in 2016. Under the direction of Professor Loïc Cadiet (Université Paris I - Sorbonne) and Professor Burkhard Hess (MPI Luxembourg), the second edition of IAPL-MPI Post-Doctoral Summer School aims like the first one to bring together outstanding young post-doc researchers of any nationality dealing with European and comparative procedural law, as well as with other relevant dispute mechanisms for civil controversies. Researchers at the very ending stage of their PhD project are also invited to apply. The School will give them an opportunity to openly share and discuss their current project of research with other young colleagues, but also with experienced law professors and practitioners. In this regard, Luxembourg is presently for many reasons one of the most interesting venues in Europe, where many opportunities for exchanges between procedural theory and practice are offered.
As in the previous edition, the 2016 IAPL-MPI Summer School is looking for highly qualified candidates, both with respect to their experience and area of research. A good level of English, both orally and in writing, is also required. All nationalities are welcome to apply.
The School is mainly addressed to post-doc students at the beginning of their academic career; PhD candidates may nonetheless be admitted in case their dissertation is already at an advanced stage, and provided the candidate is able to show a degree of ripeness guaranteeing that his/her attendance to the school will be fruitful both for him/her and the School itself.
The selection process entails a two-stage process, based on the written materials submitted by the applicants. A pre-selection is made within the MPI among the applications correctly completed and received in due time on the basis of the candidate’s cv, his/her topic of research and his/her explanation of it (interest, methodological approach, novelty). The final decision lies with the MPI and the IAPL Presidium.
Applications shall be submitted not later than 31 January 2016 via the online application link below.
An application form therein provided for must be filled up and the following documents upload:
- A short curriculum vitae indicating home institution; PhD topic, date and place of submission, degree, members of the jury/commission; recent publications; grants and awards; stays abroad.
- A short description of the current project of research, to be discussed at the School (no more than 1000 words).
- A letter of recommendation from a renowned Law Professor or Professional.
More information [here]