For a third consecutive year, the summer law school in ‘European Commercial Law’ was organised with a great success by the department of law of the University of Cyprus. The summer school was attended by students from the the Heim Striks school of law in Israel, as well as from students of the department of law of the University of Cyprus.
Specifically, the programme offered by the department of law began on June 18 and was completed on June 28. In particular, the 42 participants had the opportunity to attend in English 57-hours lectures in ‘European and Comparative Copyright Law’, ‘European Competition Law’, ‘European and Comparative Industrial Property and Commercial Torts Law’, ‘European Company Law’, ‘Basic European Consumer Law’, and ‘International Commercial Litigation’.
It is worth mentioning that the students also attended two specialised seminars concerning the ‘Legal Aspects of the Cyprus Conflict’ and ‘A company named Bank: the visible hand of bank regulation placed over companies’ law’. In addition, a seminar regarding the profession of lawyer in Cyprus was held by the law firm Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous LLC.
The academic and organisational supervision of the law summer school was under the supervision of Tatiana Eleni Synodinou, associate professor of private/commercial law at the department of law of the University of Cyprus. In addition, Israeli students were accompanied by Yifat Holzman-Gazit, professor at Heim Striks school of law and Nir Eisenberg, teaching and research assistant at Heim Striks school of law.
During the summer school, the University of Cyprus radio station, UCY Voice hosted some of the Israeli students along with the academic and organisational supervisor of the summer school Tatiana Eleni Synodinou and the supervisor of students Yifat Holzman-Gazit. During the interview, some of the topics that were discussed were the advantages of taking part in an international summer school, as well as the impressions and skills the students gained from that experience.
During the welcome ceremony, which marked the beginning of the ‘European Commercial Law’ summer school, Aristoteles Constantinides, chair of the law department of the University of Cyprus, associate professor of international law and human rights welcomed the students and wished them a fruitful experience. The sponsor of the welcome ceremony was the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO).
The programme was completed on June 28 with a visit to the supreme court and the Nicosia district courts, during which a tour was made by the legal assistant of the supreme court Marilia Hadjiprodromou and the judicial clerk Pavlos Terlas, as well as a meeting with the president of the district court of Nicosia, Charis Poyiatzi.