International Summer School in American Law, Politics & Economy

International Summer School in American Law, Politics & Economy

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??Summer School in American Law, Politics & Economy ??

The Center For American Studies and the American Law Society from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan are proud to invite you to take part in the 1st Summer School in American Law, Politics & Economy, which will be held in Poznań, 8-13 September 2019.

?Are you fascinated by the United States of America and their extraordinary legal system?
?Do you want to learn more about the ideas that have influenced the creation of the American state?
?Are you interested in the meanders of the American free-market economy and the history of exceptional American socio-economic development?
?Or maybe you simply want to understand better how the United States functions in the modern world and the international arena, considering its centuries-old philosophical, legal, and political framework?

?Our Summer School offers a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge of these areas and reach for a better understanding of America, thanks to a broad, interdisciplinary, and Socratic approach.
?Seminar-style classes will be taught by internationally renowned experts from the United States, Poland and Germany, and the open-debate format of each course will create a stimulating learning enviroment for all participants.

We welcome applications from both undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni of all disciplines.
Even though we expect most of the applications to come from students of law, political science, philosophy, economics, international relations, and sociology, we will welcome your application regardless of your specific educational background as long as you demonstrate the willingnes to actively engage in each seminar and discussion.

We welcome applications from all countries, but we are not responsible for your visa arrangements.

In order to apply to our Summer School, please send us the following:
• CV/resume highlighting your professional and academic experience (such as community activism, publications, conferences, etc.).
• Cover Letter stating why you want to participate in the Summer School in American Law, Politics & Economy, what you want to gain from the program, and how it will enrich you academically and/or personally.

Both your Cover Letter and CV/resume should not exceed 2 pages each.

Your CV/resume should also include the following clause regarding personal data processing:

I agree to the processing of my personal data for the purposes of realising the recruitment process, in pursuance of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).
I acknowledge and consent to the rules of personal data processing by the Center For American Studies, for the purposes of realising the recruitment process and participating in the International Summer School in American Law, Politics & Economy, available on the event page

Please send the abovementioned documents to the following e-mail address:

❗️The final deadline for your application is July 1st, but we will be admitting participants on a rolling basis. It is highly advised that you apply as early as possible since the number of participants is limited. If you get accepted before any of the deadlines you will be requested to pay the participation fee earlier❗️

✔️459 zł / 109 euros

The price includes Summer School materials and lunch during five days of seminars.

We do not provide accomodation for the participants of the Summer School. We will, however, do our best to assist you in choosing the right hostel or hotel should you have any questions. We will also add all accepted applicants to a common Facebook group on which you will be able to arrange accomodation with other participants of the program, such as by renting an apartment through AirBnB. We deeply encourage cross-cultural friendships!

The Summer School will consist of three courses, covering the legal-political outline of the constitutional system of the United States, the history of American socio-economic thought, and the political-philosophical ideas that have paved the ground for the foundation of the American state and nation.

1️⃣ American Constitutional Law
Instructor: prof. Susanna Frederick Fischer
(Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law)

2️⃣ Economics of the Free Society
Instructor: dr Karl-Friedrich Israel
(Leipzig University)

3️⃣ Philosophical Foundations of the American Political System
Instructor: dr Maciej Turek
(Institute of American Studies of the Jagiellonian University)

? Social Events
Our Summer School is not only learning but also about developing cross-cultural relationships with other participants!

• July 1, 2019 – final deadline for submitting your application
(keep in mind we will be admitting participants on a rolling basis so do not wait until last minute! We advise applying as soon as possible since the number of participants we can admit is limited due to logistical reasons)
• July 5, 2019 – final notifications as to whether your application has been accepted
• July 10, 2019 – final deadline for the Summer School fee (for those accepted earlier, there will be a seperate deadline)
• September 8-13, 2019 – the Summer School

?ROLLING BASIS ACCEPTANCE – what does it mean?
Addmitting applicants on a rolling basis means that you have the possibility of receiving an acceptance letter to participate in the Summer School BEFORE July 5, 2019.
If we do not get back to you in 2 weeks since the date of the submission of your application, it means that you are put on the reserve list and will receive a notification as to the status of your application before or on July 5, 2019.
Nevertheless, we usually review applications within a week (and therefore you can expect an answer within a week).

If you want to know more about the Center For American Studies go to our website:
If you have any questions regarding the Summer School, please send us a message on Facebook or send us an e-mail at

We are looking forward to receiving your application!