Scholars from around the world come to King’s

Inaugural Transnational Law Summer Institute
The Dickson Poon School of Law welcomes its first cohort of Transnational Law Summer Institute (TLSI) Fellows to King’s this week. 52 PhD students and Early Career Researchers from 27 countries around the world have travelled to London to take part in the two week programme.

During the first week of TLSI Fellows will explore important debates in transnational legal theory, engage with cutting-edge scholarship (both seminal and emerging) and take part in peer-to-peer discussions on their own academic work. The focus in the second week shifts to explore best practices in research, syllabus design and delivery, scholarly collaboration, networking and public engagement.

Keynote speakers and workshops leaders include Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal); Sally Merry, Professor of Anthropology, New York University; Eve Darian Smith, Professor and Department Chair in Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Harry Arthurs, Emeritus  Professor, Osgoode Law School.

TLSI 2015 is run by the Transnational Law Institute in The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London from 28 June until 10 July 2015. Find out more about the Summer Institute on their webpages.

For insights into life as a TLSI Fellow follow: @TLIKings

About the Transnational Law Institute
Founded in 2014, the Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute (TLI) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre with a particular focus on transnational and comparative law, legal theory and jurisprudence, collaborative research and legal education. The Transnational Law Institute functions as a catalyst for border-crossing research and teaching collaboration in a wide range of fields, ranging from company law to family law, from human rights to refugee and immigration law, from legal sociology to transnational commercial arbitration.

Find out more on the Transnational Law Institute webpages.

Commonwealth Summer School – Malaysia 2014

Put your global debating skills to the test and engage with like-minded individuals at this year’s Association of Commonwealth Universities’ Summer School on the theme of Global Food Security.

The cost of the summer school is £350 as King’s is a member institution. This fee includes registration, accommodation (in same sex shared rooms), travel and transport during the summer school, all meals on the conference venue and airport transfer on arrival (limited availability) to the venue.

Who can attend?

Applicants should be engaged in a course of study at an ACU member university; but applications may be made by applicants from non-member Commonwealth universities. At the time of application, he/she must either be studying for a postgraduate degree (full- or part- time).

Priority will be given to students from member institutions who have not had the opportunity to travel outside their home region.

Please email if you intend to apply and Click here for full information.

Teaching opportunities on the King’s College London Summer Schools

This is an opportunity to find out more about the Summer School programmes (UK and International) at King’s. Teaching on Summer School may give you the opportunity to build a new network of both academic and practitioner contacts that may be useful for both your own professional development and the chance to develop your teaching practice. On the International Summer School you may also have the opportunity to develop international case studies and engage in dialogue with tutors at the host university.

We currently offer undergraduate and pre-university programmes in London, Delhi and Mumbai. The information sessions are open to King’s PhD students, Teaching Fellows and Academics from all disciplines.

Come along to find out more:

Session dates:

  • Strand:  Tuesday 12 November, 16.00 to 17.00, SHEW 1.09 (Somerset House East Wing)
  • Institute of Psychiatry:   Wednesday 13 November, 16.00, Weston Education Centre Classroom 9
  • Waterloo:  Thursday 14 November, 16.00, FWB 1.65
  • Guys Campus:  Friday 15 November, 16.00, Henriette Raphael Room 4.16

For more information about the King’s Summer School, visit:

If you have any queries about these events please contact Eleanor Salt

Methods@Manchester Summer School

From June 17 -21, 2013

Methods@manchester, at the University of Manchester, is offering the following courses as part of their methods summer school, coming up in June. These may be of interest to students, colleagues, and wider networks, particularly in the fields of social network analysis, data modelling, or practice-based research methods (in any discipline).

The courses would particularly suit researchers in humanities, health and life sciences, law, business studies, and those undertaking participatory, social, statistical or related research.  

Please be aware that registration will be closing shortly.

Methods@manchester offers a number of methods-related events throughout the year, generally free of charge to all participants. For more information, please visit


Summer Schools on the Basque coast, France

For PhD students, post-docs and young researchers


Atelier des Jours à Venir are organizing two summer schools in Bidart, Basque coast, France, during September for PhD students, post-docs and young researchers:



Responsibility in Science – Reflection and action tools for committed scientists, 13 -17 September 2013

Extended scientific literacy – Designing the tools to express scientific research and turn it into action, 19 – 24 September 2013

For full details please view the files found here: Responsibility In Science Summer School 2013 and Extended Scientific Literacy Summer School 2013. Alternatively, please visit the Atelier des Jours à Venir website at: 

If you have any questions please contact