History of CLS Summer School

2009: Interpreting Law I.
2010: Interpreting Law II.
2011: Comparative Law
2011: Law & Economics
2011: Recodification in the Czech Republic
2012: EU Law: View from a Mountain
2013: Courts & Judges: View from a Mountain
2014: Four Freedoms: View from a Mountain
2015: Fundamental Rights In Europe: View from a Mountain
2016: Many Crises of the European Union: View from a Mountain

Past Participants Experience

"However, when I think of the CLS Summer Schools, I do not merely think of learning, but rather of energetic debates, thought-provoking points of view and challenges to perceived wisdom. Alongside this, I think of football, hiking, breathtaking views, and evenings in the sauna or in the cosy mountain pub nearby. Finally, I think of the great people I have met there. Truly, academia aestatis sui generis - an experience like no other summer school." [Ciarán Burke, University in Yena] (for full report, please visit the news section)

"The value of the View from a Mountain summer school cannot be overstated: it is a journey both intellectual and personal, one that will both transform your legal knowledge and challenge you with the intricacies of international perspectives." [Brian Adams, Oxford University] (for full report, please visit the news section)

"This summer school not only offers the highest quality training from the best professionals in the field of law, but it sets the basis for long lasting friendships! In a dream setting,  you acknowledge your limits and surpass them; you connect with others and re-connect with yourself. Since I'm planning my second participation, I highly recommend it to both students and practitioners!" [Delia Iulia, KU Leuven]

"I was surprised and impressed by the organisation of CLS 2013 Summer School. The organisers were friendly and fun, and the whole place had a great collegial atmosphere. Breaking down the hierarchy between senior and junior academics was a big part of that. The lecturers were informative in the main, and Jan Komarek was particularly excellent. Great preparation and great discussions ensued as a result. I feel as though I learned a lot. The organisers must necessarily be commended for making this an enjoyable event. I am very tempted to come back next year. Thank you so much for everything." [Anonymous]

Last year, programme of CLS 2012 Summer School grabbed my attention because of number of lecturers from top European universitites and practitioners in the field of EU law. I submitted my application and no regret I did so! Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Krkonose, two week stay enabled me to meet interesting people from all over the world and to gain deeper knowledge of EU law which I profit from these days during my work experience at the Czech Supreme Court. Special recognition goes to the organizotors, students of Common Law Society, who did a great job and were always willing to help." [Libor Havelka, Masaryk University in Brno]

"Last year, programme of CLS 2012 Summer School grabbed my attention because of number of lecturers from top European universitites and practitioners in the field of EU law. I submitted my application and no regret I did so! Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Krkonose, two week stay enabled me to meet interesting people from all over the world and to gain deeper knowledge of EU law which I profit from these days during my work experience at the Czech Supreme Court. Special recognition goes to the organizotors, students of Common Law Society, who did a great job and were always willing to help." [Libor Havelka, Masaryk University in Brno]

"The project firmly stood on three legs. Cardinal devotion to advanced European law, fruitful interaction with elite young lawyers and vicinity of the Czech mountains that provided enjoyable summertime relax. Yes, it was a real pleasure to take part." [Martin Bobák, Masaryk University in Brno]

"Common Law Society Summer School was above all a great chance to meet interesting people both on the side of professors and fellow students. A friendly atmosphere of work, intensive interaction and sharing of knowledge between higly motivated participants provided me with many new ideas and approaches to comparative law. The Summer School was really an enjoyable and useful academic experience." [Bohumil Peterka, Charles University in Prague]

"Comparative Law Summer School was a great place to meet new people and enjoy interesting discussions with them. It was a place where distinguished lecturers helped me to develop new perspectives and methods on how to grasp the essence of comparative law. All of this in combination with the excellent work of organizers from the Common Law Society created an atmosphere that was unlike anything I could experience in law school." [David Kopal, Palacky University in Olomouc]

"I had a great experience during last year's summer school organized by Commnon Law Society. All the lecturers were true experts in their fields and they knew how to process their knowledge to us, students. They were always open to discussion and were encouraging us to express our opinions. I have not only learnt a great deal of theoretical and practical knowledge but I also had fun and was enjoying myself the whole time." [Sára Valachová, Charles University in Prague]


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