Brandeis in The Hague

Summer Program Overview

While in this program you will study in the historic Dutch city that has become a modern symbol in the search for global justice. You will explore first-hand how international courts confront a range of global problems; meeting with judges, advocates, and academic specialists for a broad survey of the international legal process. You will live in the adjacent university town of Leiden and will have direct access to major tribunals sitting in The Hague; including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the Peace Palace, and special war-crimes tribunals. You will also connect with research centers working on a variety of global issues; including ethnic violence, national and regional reconciliation, economic development, environmental policy, social rights, and responsive governance.

The curriculum for the Brandeis Summer Program combines coursework, field visits to international courts, and interactive workshops with court advocates and international lawyers. Seminars lay the groundwork for understanding the origins and purposes of the tribunals, while workshops provide an intensive experience with the International Criminal Court.

The Hague Summer Program is sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad and the Office of Global Affairs. The program is a collaboration between Brandeis University and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University.


During the summer program, you will earn a total of 8 credits. Courses will be taught by Professor Richard Gaskins in collaboration with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University.