Human rights, Law

The course is organised in co-operation with the Mental Disability Advocacy Center and supported by the Open Society Foundations.

Course date

4 July - 15 July, 2011
Application deadline:
15 February, 2011

Target group

This summer school encourages applications from practicing lawyers, activists and academics in the field of mental health and disability rights law from Europe and Africa. Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.


The course is open to persons falling into at least one of the following categories:

  • qualified attorneys with an interest in the law relating to either disability in general, or mental disability in particular;
  • persons with a university degree in law or a law-related discipline who are considering post-graduate academic training in disability law, or in disability rights advocacy;
  • non-lawyers with at least one year background of rights-related advocacy for persons with mental disabilities or other disabilities.

While it is expected that most students will fall into one of the above categories, the convenors are happy to consider admitting individuals outside these groups, should an appropriate case be made out.


Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.