Dates & Schedule

Leiden, The Netherlands

Program Dates

Late May-Mid-July

(Official 2016 program dates will be determined in early spring.)


Brandeis in The Hague is a rigorous academic experience that requires students' full participation for the entire duration of the program. The schedule varies per summer, but as the program is an intensive and immersive experience, students should expect to be engaged in programming five days a week for most of the day.

The six-week program generally has the following schedule:

  • Weeks 1-3 emphasize seminar-style instruction and discussion, with most classes taking place in the Law Faculty of Leiden University, with regular field visits to Hague courts and tribunals, and meetings with jurists and lawyers.  
  • Weeks 4-5 are devoted to intensive workshops in The Hague focusing on the International Criminal Court, in combination with approximately forty international lawyers and law students from more than twenty countries, hosted by the Grotius Centre.
  • Week 6 combines classroom discussions, guest lectures, and tutorial meetings, allowing for completion of individual research projects and critical reflection on the workshop experience.

Professor Gaskins supervises all coursework and provides academic support for students during the intensive workshops. He conducts seminar meetings with the assistance of guest faculty from Leiden University, and meets individually with students working on research assignments.