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Europe and the rule of law

Explore the comparative analysis of the different European legal systems in current legal matters

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CIVIS focus area
Society, culture, heritage
Open to
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • PhD
Field of studies
  • Law
  • Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP)
Course dates
20 April - 9 June 2023

This Blended Intensive Programme will be carried out virtually and face-to-face. In the virtual part, students must watch a series of videos and answer questions about their content and in the physical mobility part, work tables will be organised on different current legal issues.

Main topics addressed

  • Rule of law
  • Comparative law
  • Public law
  • Private law

Learning outcomes

Following this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyse the different legal systems
  • Deepen thier knowledge on current legal issues
  • Work individually and in groups
  • Interact with students from different universities
  • Enhance their knowledge of legal systems other than one's own
  • Present both oral and written expression of various legal issues
Dates: 20 April - 9 June 2023 Total Workload: 104 hours

Format: Blended

Location: Madrid, Spain Language: English (B2)

Recognition of ECTS depends on your home university. 

Physical mobility

The physical mobility part will be running from 5 to 9 June 2023.

During the physical mobility part, the seminar will be focused in the legal comparison of several European legal systems with regard to the main topic "Europe and the Rule of Law". Here, the students should write essays on the sub-topics, which represents the current legal situation in the country of origin. In a second step, the students should compare their elaborations on the legal situation working out similarities and differences, which are then presented in a common presentation. In addition, there are introductory lectures by the lecturers, who are also intended to support the students in their elaborations.

Virtual part

The virtual part will be running from 20 April to 31 May 2023.

For the virtual part, Professors from the participating universities have recorded a series of videos that participating students must watch and attend. There are a number of compulsory core subjects and other compulsory optional subjects. Students must answer some questions about the content of the lessons.


This course is open to Bachelor's, Master and PhD students at CIVIS member universities enrolled in Legal studies.

A B2 level of English is also required.

NB: Visiting Students - Erasmus Funding Eligibility

To be eligible for your selected CIVIS programme, you must be a fully enrolled student at your CIVIS home university at the time you will be undertaking the programme. Click here to learn more about the eligibility criteria.

Application process

Interested students should apply by filling in the online application form by 28 February 2023. 

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Level of English
  • Courses in other European cities
  • Academic records
  • Proven competences and skills in matters of European law

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On the one hand, the students must correctly answer the questions asked in the videos. On the other hand, the group work in the physical activity will be evaluated.

Blended Intensive Programme

This CIVIS course is a Blended Intensive Programme (BIP): a new format of Erasmus+ mobility which combines online teaching with a short trip to another campus to learn alongside students and professors across Europe. Click here to learn more about CIVIS BIPs.

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All participating Professors are doctors of law at their respective universities, both public and private law.