YSI Summer Academy: Finance, Law, and Economics

Challenges of Global Legal Diversity

Jul 5–7, 2018 Download .ics

Turin, Italy | International University College of Turin


Submission Deadline: 15 May 2018

This three-day summer academy and annual meeting of the Finance, Law, and Economics Working Group aims to bring together graduate students and young professionals pursuing careers in international economic law. By learning from prominent academics and practitioners in the field, participants will develop the fundamental skills to handle multi-jurisdictional and interdisciplinary issues, while broadening their networks. After successful attendance, YSI FLE will issue the corresponding certificates.

The Finance, Law, and Economics Working Group is one of the most active WGs under INET YSI. We host monthly webinar sessions with leading scholars and have more than 400 active members from undergraduate to post-doctoral level.

Title: Challenges of Global Legal Diversity

Dates: 5 - 7 July 2018

Location: International University College of Turin, Turin, Italy

Number of participants: 25

Keynote speaker:  Ugo Mattei (Hastings / Turin Law Schools)

Financially driven globalization makes economies and societies ever more interdependent. Contrary to the usual understanding that business actors are mobilized purely by economic incentives, in recent decades the central challenge of working in diverse legal systems has come to light. To facilitate complex cross-border interactions there is an increasing demand for professionals dealing with global dimensions of tax law, banking regulation, trade agreements, investment law, and human rights. Despite these transboundary phenomena, legal education largely focuses on the national dimension, lacking comparative interdisciplinary approaches and the necessary economic knowledge. On the other hand, economic scholarship tends to be abstract and students are usually confronted with difficulties emerging from concrete institutional contexts, especially regarding the international dimension.

Funding: We aim to provide 15 selected participants—current members of the Finance, Law, and Economics Working Group and those who would like to become active members of our working group in the near future—a partial travel grant, including two nights’ accommodation, limited transportation costs, and a dinner during the academy.

Selection: The selection will be based on the merits of the application. We especially encourage applications by advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs whose studies, careers, and research interests are related to the fields of law, economics, and finance, and who would like to become active members of our working group. Please be aware that you will have to cover any additional expenses yourself. 

In the following two sections, you will be asked to provide your contact details and answer a short question (not more than 250 words).

Application Submission Deadline: 15 May 2018 15
Application Results Information: 20 May 2018
Conclusion of participants list: 30 May 2018

If you have any questions, please contact Luisa Scarcella ([email protected]) or Aleksandar Stojanović ([email protected]).

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