From Peter Schneck, Summer School Director:
The Third International Summer School on the Cultural Study of the Law will be held from this August 7th to August 21st in Osnabrück, Germany. Hosted by the Institute of English and American Studies, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, the Birkbeck School of Law at the University of London, York University, Toronto, The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and the European Legal Studies Institute at the University of Osnabrück, the summer school seeks to bring together graduate students from around the world to promote and examine the interdisciplinary study and research of law and culture.
During the two week program, students will partake in a unique experience of scholarly collaboration and exchange through workshops, public lectures, panel discussions, excursions and a final symposium.
The School will offer a total of four workshops for 20-25 international graduate students over a two-week period. The first workshop will be concerned with basic theories, concepts and perspectives within the emerging field of cultural legal studies, focusing specifically on the range and potential of interdisciplinary studies and approaches. The remaining three workshops will focus on key areas of critical inquiry that have been central to the dynamic development of the field and are of particular importance within an European context, for example:
--The relation between human rights and cultural rights
--Towards a Culture of Rights?: Law, Literature and the Cultural Presence of the Law
--Copyright, Authorship and the ‘Propertization’ of Culture
Doctoral candidates in literature, the law, the arts, the humanities, and the related social sciences are invited to apply, as are advanced students pursuing a J.D. or its equivalent (such as the L.L.B). Young scholars or junior faculty members who have received a Ph.D. or corresponding degree in the last five years are also eligible. There are openings for approximately 25 students to participate in the summer school.
Applicants should complete:
--> An application form, indicating preferred workshop that can be found at: http://www.blogs.uni-osnabrueck.de/lawandculture/admission/
--> A statement of purpose no more than two pages long, describing current scholarly interests, previous research, and plans for how the Summer School would specifically further these interests and plans.
--> An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
Students interested in taking part in the Summer School should submit their applications no later than April 30, 2011. Detailed information about the school, the workshops, international faculty, admission and fees can be found at:
Please direct all inquiries about the school to our coordinator's office at