Summer School in American Law, Politics & Economy

The Center For American Studies and the American Law Society from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan are proud to invite you to take part in the 1st Summer School in American Law, Politics & Economy, which will be held in Poznań, 8-13 September 2019.



🔹 Are you fascinated by the United States of America and its extraordinary legal system?

🔹 Do you want to learn more about the ideas that have influenced the creation of the American state?

🔹 Are you interested in the meanders of the American free-market economy and the history of exceptional American socio-economic development?

🔹 Or maybe you simply want to understand better how the United States functions in the modern world and the international arena, considering its centuries-old philosophical, legal, and political framework?



🎓 Our Summer School offers a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge of these areas and reach for a better understanding of America, thanks to a broad, interdisciplinary, and Socratic approach.

🎓 Seminar-style classes will be taught by internationally renowned experts from the United States, Poland and Germany, and the open-debate format of each course will create a stimulating learning environment for all participants.



We welcome applications from both undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni of all disciplines.

Even though we expect most of the applications to come from students of law, political science, philosophy, economics, international relations, and sociology, we will welcome your application regardless of your specific educational background as long as you demonstrate the willingnes to actively engage in each seminar and discussion. 

We welcome applications from all countries, but we are not responsible for your visa arrangements.



In order to apply to our Summer School, please send us the following:

  • CV/resume highlighting your professional and academic experience (such as community activism, publications, conferences, etc.).
  • Cover Letter stating why you want to participate in the Summer School in American Law, Politics & Economy, what you want to gain from the program, and how it will enrich you academically and/or personally.


Both your Cover Letter and CV/resume should not exceed 2 pages each.


Please send the abovementioned documents to the following e-mail address:


❗️ The deadline for your application is July 1st, but we will be admitting participants on a rolling basis. It is highly advised that you apply as early as possible since the number of participants is limited ❗️



🔚 459 zł / 109 euros


The price includes Summer School materials and lunch during five days of seminars.


We do not provide accomodation for the participants of the Summer School. We will, however, do our best to assist you in choosing the right hostel or hotel should you have any questions. We will also add all accepted applicants to a common Facebook group on which you will be able to arrange accomodation with other participants of the program, such as by renting an apartment through AirBnB. We deeply encourage cross-cultural friendships!



The Summer School will consist of three courses, covering the legal-political outline of the constitutional system of the United States, the principles of free-market economics and the history of American socio-economic thought, and the political-philosophical ideas that have paved the ground for the foundation of the American state and nation.



1. American Constitutional Law

Instructor: prof. Susanna Frederick Fischer

(Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law)


2. Economics of the Free Society

Instructor: dr Karl Friedrich-Israel

(Leipzig University)


3. Philosophical Foundations of the American Political System

Instructor: dr Maciej Turek

(Institute of American Studies of the Jagiellonian University)


📣 Social Events

Our Summer School is not only learning but also about developing cross-cultural relationships with other participants!



  • July 1, 2019 – final deadline for submitting your application

(keep in mind we will be admitting participants on a rolling basis so do not wait until last minute! We advise applying as soon as possible since the number of participants we can admit is limited due to logistical reasons)

  • July 5, 2019 – notification as to whether your application has been accepted
  • July 10, 2019 – deadline for the Summer School fee
  • September 8-13, 2019 – the Summer School



If you have any questions, please send us a message on Facebook or send us an e-mail at


We are looking forward to receiving your application!

In a Nutshell

Date: 8-13 September 2019
Place: Poznań, Poland
Cost: 459 zł / 109 euros
Final deadline for application: July 1, 2019

If you have any questions contact us at:

Course Instructors

prof. Susanna Frederick Fischer
(Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law)

dr Karl-Friedrich Israel
(Leipzig University)

dr Maciej Turek
(Institute of American Studies of the Jagiellonian University)

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