James - University of Vienna Sommerhochschule

Bachelor of Laws/Economics
July 2017

My experience

I chose to attend the Sommerhochschule program based on the recommendation of a previous participant, and because of the interesting international commercial arbitration and European Studies courses offered.

Academically, it was great to explore new areas of law that aren't available at UQ, in a setting with students from a whole range of different legal systems. Professionally, the Austrian Arbitration Academy component was generally taught by leading practitioners from across Europe, which gave great insight into the otherwise somewhat closed world of international commercial arbitration. Moreover, the Diploma received for completion of the program provides great evidence of the skills gained.

On a personal level, I had a fantastic time studying with students from across the world while living in a summer paradise. Swimming, rowing, windsurfing, hiking and waltzing were just some of the great activities on offer.