The Lucerne Academy provides students with a variety of excellent academic experiences during a three week period each year. The Lucerne Academy consists of distinguished courses, core lunchtime seminars, an excursions to both Geneva and Strasbourg and a prominent Moot Court experience, all of which will be conducted in English.
Participating students will earn eight (8) ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits for participation in the courses, the core lunchtime seminars and the moot court exercise. Transcripts of grades and credits will be provided by the University of Lucerne.
Students will be given the chance to design their own course of study with a choice of three classes, in addition to one mandatory course, out of five available offerings. The coursework will be accompanied by lunch-time seminars, where students will interact with distinguished professors and practitioners. During the prominent moot court exercise, participants will sharpen their skills in litigation.
In addition to a visit to the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, participants will gain practical insight into the workings of prominent NGO's and discuss their roles in human rights protection during their excursions to Geneva. In Strasbourg, participants will visit the seat of the European Court of Human Rights and acquire understanding of the workings of a regional human rights court.