From the 23rd till the 29th of August 2015, ELSA Malta is proud to be hosting it’s first Summer Law School. ELSA Summer Law schools have been taking place for a while internationally in places such as Austria, Portugal, Denmark and Turkey but this year will be a first for ELSA Malta. Through this initiative, European students are given the opportunity to submit an application, which sometimes requires an assignment on the topic to be tackled at the specific summer law school and are then chosen from a number of applicants to attend.
This year, ELSA Malta has organised a summer law school based on the subject of Maritime Law being held at the University of Malta. Over the years, the Maltese Islands’ have established themselves as a major maritime centre due to their strategic position as well as other contributing factors. The Maltese initiative at the 1967 UN General Assembly that resulted in the adoption of the 1982 United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea and the local establishment of the International Maritime Law Institute under the auspices of the United Nation’s International Maritime Organisation are the pinnacle of this success.
With a great turn out of more than 150 applications being received and vetted, 50 students from all over Europe have been selected to attend. Accommodation shall be provided by NSTS and lectures are to be held at the University of Malta where a number of experts and practitioners have been asked to deliver lectures and give some insight on the topic at hand.
Apart from benefitting from a week of a stimulating academic programme, students chosen to attend Malta’s first Summer Law School will also benefit from a jam-packed social programme. Attendees will get to experience all that Malta has to offer including swimming at the best beaches, visiting historic sites, beautiful cities, Malta’s sister island – Gozo and last but not least experiencing Malta’s indubitably great nightlife.