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General  Problems of Transnational Law and its

Implications for the Companies in International Trade

Second Edition

17-26 September 2008

University of Deusto, Bilbao (Spain)


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-    Preliminars: what it is an IP?

-    Basic Information

-    Application, fees, scholarships and recognition of ECTS credits

-    Website content

-     FAQ (Frequent Asked Questions)

-    Preliminars: what it is an IP?

What is an IP?

IP is the abbreviation of Intensive Programme. Following the definition of the European Commission, an Erasmus Intensive Programme (like this one) is a short programme of study which brings together students and staff from universities in different participating countries in order to:

-          encourage efficient and multinational teaching of specialist topics which might otherwise not be taught at all, or only in a very restricted number of universities;

-          enable students and teachers to work together in multinational groups and so benefit from special learning and teaching conditions not available in a single institution, and to gain new perspectives on the topic being studied;

-         allow members of the teaching staff to exchange views on teaching content and new curricula approaches and to test teaching methods in an international classroom environment.

Trans-Law IP

This Intensive Programme has the following title “Recent Developments and Challenges of Transnational Law” and is planned to have three consecutive editions (2007-2009).

The Academic Direction has developed a course dealing with the General  Problems of Transnational Law and its Implications for the Companies in International Trade. The first edition of this IP took place on September 2007. Check last year’s edition web for more information (IP 2007).

The second edition will have a similar approach. The final programme will be available by the month of May.

The teaching methodology will combine lectures and discussions in the morning, with group dynamics of workshops (undergraduate-) and the preparation of a Moot Court (postgraduate students) in the afternoon.

The academic staff of this Programme is integrated by Professors and Lecturers of 18 leading European universities as well as prestigious legal professionals and members of local, national and international institutions.

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-    Basic information

Name of the course

“General  Problems of Transnational Law and its Implications for the Companies in International Trade” (Promotional poster  & General Program )


17-26 September 2008

Host Institution and Venue

School of Law, University of Deusto, Bilbao (Spain)

Opening of the Course and Distinguished lecture: Auditorium

General Presentation of the IP: Room E-106 (ESIDE Building)

Lectures (under- and postgraduates): Room 161 (School of Law)

Afternoon activities:

- Undergraduates:  Room E-106 (ESIDE Building)

- Postgraduates: Room: E-112 (ESIDE Building)

Participating Universities

University of Deusto (coordinating institution), University of Aarhus (Denmark), University of Aberdeen (UK), University of Bialystok (Poland), University College Cork (Ireland), University of East Anglia - Norwich (UK), Université François Rabelais - Tours (France), Kingston University (UK), Leiden University (Netherlands), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Université de Liège (Belgium), Philipps Universität Marburg (Germany), Université Robert Schuman (France), Tartu University (Estonia), Università Degli Studi Di Trento (Italy), Vilnius University (Lithuania), Westfalische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany) [Provisional list].

Nature of the course

Intensive Programme for under- and postgraduate students

Language of the course


Credit recognition

5 ECTS, issued by the University of Deusto to successful participants. Check Application, fees, scholarships and recognition of ECTS.

Granting Institutions

European Commission (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency), Spanish National Agency (Organismo Autónomo Programas Educativos Europeos) & University of Deusto (School of Law).


Deusto Hall of Residence (“Colegio Mayor Deusto”). Check Practical Information section.

Programme Director

Prof. María Pilar Canedo Arrillaga

Vice-Dean of International Relations

Associate Director

Prof. Luis I. Gordillo Pérez

E-mail and contact details

IP 2008 Secretariat – School of Law

University of Deusto

Avda. de las Universidades 24

E-48007 Bilbao (Spain)

Fax. +34 944 139 099



-    Application, fees, scholarships and recognition of ECTS credits


Participation in IP 2008 is open to students of law and related fields, lawyers and other legal practitioners. During the IP, participants will be divided into under- and postgraduates in order to develop certain activities. The number of places being limited, admission is based on merit.

Enrolment Fee

There is an enrolment fee of 360, payable on acceptance of admission.

This fee covers tuition and the issue of a diploma (only to successful participants) or an attendance certificate. This fee does not include accommodation costs nor travel expenses. However, selected applicants will be assisted to find accommodation in the Deusto Hall of Residence. In the event of cancellation, 75 per cent of the enrolment fee will be reimbursed.

Enrolment Fee is waived for students in receipt of a scholarship (check the next sub-section).

Grants and scholarships

Since this programme is partially granted by the European Commission and the Spanish National Agency (OAPEE), a certain number of scholarships are awarded to students from the participating universities (see Basic Information). Each university will dispose of a limited number of scholarships. The selection process and decisions on scholarships are at the discretion of the each participating university are based on need and merit.

The amount of the scholarships is limited. However, last year’s grants and other funds raised by the School of Law permitted to cover accommodation costs (room and meals) and the travel expenses of the participants. Enrolment Fee is waived for students in receipt of a scholarship.


   Applicants coming from one of the participant universities and willing to apply for a scholarship have to contact their own institution (usually, the responsible of international relations at the School of Law/University or the Erasmus Coordinator).

    Other applicants (including those from the University of Deusto) must send and email to the IP Secretariat stating their interest to participate in this program and attaching a CV, Europass model, in word format (IP Secretariat Email: Please write in the Subject Box “IP 2008 Application”). Applications must be written in English, and will be considered only when all requested information is supplied.

Deadline for applications: 2nd September 2008, 0:00 GMT.

Recognition of ECTS credits

This course implies the recognition of 5 ECTS credits to all the successful participants, having completed all the activities and having attended all the lectures. The assessment will be made by the Academic Direction of the IP.

The School of Law of the University of Deusto will issue a diploma and a diploma supplement to all the registered and successful participants. Alternatively, a certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the IP to any participant on demand.

For the transfer of those ECTS credits to the student file, economic, administrative and academic issues must be dealt with each home university.


-    Website Content


            Welcome and brief presentation of the IP-2008 web page.

   General Information

            Preliminars: what it is an IP?

            Basic Information

            Application, fees, scholarships and recognition of ECTS

            Website content

            FAQ (Frequent Asked Questions)

   Practical Information

            Getting to Bilbao / the Hall of Residence (“Colegio Mayor Deusto”)

            Getting to the University of Deusto Campus (School of Law)

            Accommodation details

            Information about the city of Bilbao

            Other useful information

   Academic information

            General Program

            Detailed Program

            Lecture abstracts

            Case Analysis

            Legal Documents

            Bibliography and other reading materials

            Main web page references

            Lecture Information organized by Professor

            Scheduled Visits

   Administrative meeting

            Information only for representatives (administrators, Professors…)

            of the participants universities.


            IP-2008 Participant and group list

   IP Forms

            Official forms

    Evaluation Sheet

            Evaluation Sheet of the IP 2008.

            To be completed by all the participants at the end of the Programme.


            Group photos, press releases and press and media contact point


-    FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

 How do I get to the “Colegio Mayor Deusto” (Deusto Hall of Residence)?

Just take the Airport Bus (1,25 €, aprox./it departs each 20 minutes, aprox.) to Plaza de Moyúa (second stop: “Gran Vía”) and then walk/take a taxi (5 €, aprox.)/ or a bus (No. 18 direction – San Ignacio, and stop just after the Deusto Bridge).  Check Practical Information.

 Is the “Colegio Mayor Deusto” open 24h?

Yes, and there is always someone at the reception desk. Check Practical Information.

 Do I have to share room? Do I need to bring my own sheets/blanket/towel?

No, all of them are single rooms and you have your own WC, washbowl and shower. Do not bring any bedclothes nor towels, you will be provided at your room. Check Practical Information.

 Is there Internet connection?

Yes, at the “Colegio Mayor Deusto” you have free high-speed LAN/wifi internet connection, and a computer room with printers. The School of Law has several computer rooms that you will be able to use as well. Check Practical Information.

 I do now belong to any of the participant universities. Can I apply for this programme anyway?

Yes. Check Application, fees, scholarships and recognition of ECTS credits Section.


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