at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Promoting Ocean Governance and Peaceful Settlement of
The 10th Event (Anniversary) will be held from 24 July
to 19 August, 2016.
The Application Portal has
been closed; registration is no longer possible. Applicants will be
informed about the outcome of their application as from 20 May,
This was the Class of 2015
found during the 9th event, can be read in the 2015 Course
Communication should be
directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE that the working language of the Summer Academy
The International Foundation for the
Law of the Sea was established to promote the opportunities
provided by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) for the
peaceful settlement of law of the sea disputes and the further
implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the
One of the Foundation's main aims
is to promote learning and research in the field of international
law of the sea at a global level, in particular for nationals of
With this in mind, the
Foundation established an annual Summer Academy at the seat of the
Tribunal in Hamburg. The Summer Academy is a centre of excellence
for studies of both international law of the sea and maritime law
and includes related topics of economic and natural sciences. It
brings together a prestigious faculty from among the judges
of the Tribunal, professors and professionals from the maritime
field with a dedicated group of highly-motivated participants from
around the world (our Alumni).
The Summer Academy is
held on the premises of ITLOS in Hamburg, Germany. We are grateful
to the Tribunal to provide a special Classroom off the beautiful
Certain topics and syndicate sessions may be offerred in the
nineteenth-century "Villa Schröder" on site which also provides the
Tuition, Scholarships etc.
Admission, Course structure, Course materials, Fees and
Scholarships are to be found here. That page also leads to
our frequently asked questions (FAQ).
in a Nutshell
An overview about the
Foundation and the Summer Academy is provided here.
The first Summer
Academy was held in 2007, providing the opportunity for the
participants to broaden their knowledge and skills in international
maritime affairs. Encouraged by the stunning success of this pilot
project and the comments from both participants and faculty, the
Foundation decided to create an annual event and further sessions
followed in the subsequent years until to-date. For detailed
information, please refer to our annual reports including the
schedules, lists of lecturers, open event topics and resolutions /
diaries by class members (by clicking on the years below).
It is one of the hallmarks of the Summer Academy to assemble a
new faculty of some 35 lecturers every year; some came only once, many
returned in several years and some have been on the faculty since
the very beginning until now - and all work pro bono.
The Foundation could
not have established the annual Summer Academy without the help and
ongoing support of our supporters and we should like to express our