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German Summer School in English Insurance Law

30.08.2016
Koln Summer School

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at TH Koln, with more than 3,400 students in over 11 degree programs, 65 professors and over 20 staff members, the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law is one of the largest faculties of business and economics in Germany. This year saw the introduction of an LLM in Insurance Law, a continuing education program running parallel to professional employment. Due to its skills-centered approach, students can immediately apply newly acquired skills and knowledge in their professional environment. It is a highly innovative approach using blended learning of 6 week online with 2 days physical campus presence but most exciting of all is the introduction of a 1 week summer module based at Limerick on English Insurance Law. Offering English Insurance law to these students provides them with a unique advantage in an international context.

Ray Friel of the Law School, currently completing a major work on Irish Insurance Law, was selected by faculty at TH Koln to teach English Insurance law to a class of nearly 30 LLM students on this programme. The summer module was bookended on either side with a day course in Koln given by Friel in the spring and followed up after the student time at Limerick with a virtual online class.

TH Koln has a long-standing connection with UL through the Kemmy Business School which administered the summer school at Limerick.