Munich Advanced Course in International Law (MACIL)

The Munich Advanced Course in International Law (MACIL) is an English-taught summer course that offers an opportunity for students and young professionals to dedicate about two weeks to intense and in-depth study of international law. Lectures are given by renowned experts of international law. The MACIL class is composed of 20-30 students, allowing for a close exchange of ideas between lecturers and students. Classes bring together participants with different academic backgrounds – advanced undergraduates, master and PhD students, and young professionals – and more than 20 nationalities each year. For more information and regular updates, please check the official MACIL webpage.

The 2024 course will take place from July 30 - August 9. The course will be dedicated to the question of

"Saving this Generation from the Scourge of War – What is the Role of International Law?"

Further information regarding the 2024 programme (schedule, lecturers etc.) will be soon available on the MACIL webpage.

The 2023 course took place from August 3 - August 11. The course was dedicated to the question of

"Sanctions in International Law: Instruments of Peace or Weapons of Coercion?"

For more information regarding the 2023 programme (schedule, lecturers etc.) and the programme of former courses please check the MACIL webpage.

The MACIL summer school is partner of the Erasmus Mundus Master in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD), a 24 months Master's program which aims to train the next-generation of lawyers and policy-makers with the ability to navigate the political context of international law and the comprehensive knowledge needed to engage with the issues of global security, peace and development. For more information regarding this program, please refer to the ILGSPD-webpage.

Head of Programm

Prof. Dr. Christian Walter

Academic Contact

Ms Narin Nosrati

Administration Contact

Ms Jasmin Puschner