Call for Applications, IAPL-MPI Summer School 2018 in Luxembourg

Call for Applications, IAPL-MPI Summer School 2018 in Luxembourg


Under the direction of Professor Loïc Cadiet (Université Paris I – Sorbonne) and Professor Burkhard Hess (MPI Luxembourg), the IAPL-MPI Post-Doctoral Summer School aims at bringing together outstanding young post-doc researchers [1] from all geographical origin, dealing with international and comparative procedural law as well as with other relevant dispute mechanisms for civil controversies. The School will give them the opportunity to meet and to openly share and discuss their current projects of research with other young colleagues and experienced law professors and practitioners. In this regard, Luxembourg is without any doubt and for many reasons one of the most interesting venues in Europe, where many opportunities for exchanges between procedural theory and practice are offered.

Two editions of the IAPL-MPI Summer School have already taken place at the premises of the MPI in Luxembourg: the first one in July 2014, the second in July 2016. The success of the experience, crowned by the publication of the collective books Procedural Science at the Crossroads of Different Generations, and Approaches to Procedural Law. The Pluralism of Methods, has encouraged the organization of a third edition in July 2018.

It is our pleasure to announce the third edition of the International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL) – Max Planck Institute Luxembourg Summer-School, which will take place in Luxembourg from the 1st to the 4th of July 2018.


As in the previous edition, the 2018 IAPL-MPI Summer School is looking for highly qualified candidates, both with respect to their experience and their area of research. A good level of English, both orally and in writing, is of the essence. All nationalities are welcome to apply.

The School is mainly addressed to post-doc students at the beginning of their academic career; PhD candidates may nonetheless be admitted in case their dissertation is already at an advanced stage, and provided the candidate shows a degree of academic maturity guaranteeing that his/her attendance to the school will be fruitful both for him/her and the School itself.


A limited number of grants covering travel and accommodation expenses while in Luxembourg will be made available for candidates who do not benefit from any other source of funding.

Students coming to Luxembourg from a non-European country may prolong their stays up to the end of the week and use the MPI library.

Travel and accommodation arrangements of beneficiaries of funding are undertaken by the MPI.

Successful applicants shall take care by themselves of eventual administrative requirements such as visa and similar.


The selection process entails a two-stage process, based on the written materials submitted by the applicants. A pre-selection is made within the MPI among the applications correctly completed and received in due time on the basis of the candidate’s CV, his/her topic of research and his/her explanation of it (interest, methodological approach, novelty). The final decision lies with the MPI and the IAPL Presidium.

Applicants are requested to apply via the website platform set up to this effect. The application form therein provided for must be filled in with the following information:

An application form therein provided for must be filled up and the following documents upload:

  • A short curriculum vitae indicating the nationality of the candidate, age and home institution; PhD topic, date and place of submission, degree awarded, members of the jury/commission; recent publications; grants and awards; stays abroad; current position
  • A short description of the project of research to be discussed at the School (no more than 1000 words)
  • A letter of recommendation from a renowned Law Professor or Practitioner

In order to apply, register HERE.

Deadline for applications: 29 January 2018.

The official web-page.

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