Italian Consumer Law Summer School in Udine

Ref: 10003009


Second year law students enrolled on LLBP2048 Public Consumer Law and LLBP2047 Private Consumer Law and final year students enrolled on LLBP3007 Commercial Law are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is five. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


This opportunity gives eligible students the opportunity to participate in an intensive EU consumer protection summer school alongside students from several other member states in July 2019 at the University of Udine in Italy.

It is delivered by way of lectures and interactive seminars taught by accompanying staff members from these other institutions. The intention is for students to learn about European wide consumer protection matters with other students from other member states. There is one piece of group work- a presentation- where all students are broken up into groups with members from each attending country.

The summer school gives a European wide perspective that is taught by some leading EU consumer lawyers. The links to learning aims and module outcomes all stem from the benefit of such a wide range and depth of expertise. So students don’t just learn about UK consumer law, but the wider European reasons why and how we might meet these objectives.

The expected learning outcomes for the trip are as follows:

  • Understand and apply the general principles underpinning the regulation of consumer transactions. Ditto, including any interesting nuances in some member states.
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the contextual aspects of the legal regulation of consumer transactions. (provided by the lectures and seminars.)
  • Demonstrate analytical and deductive reasoning through problem solving. (Individual and group work for the presentation.)
  • Demonstrate an ability to present a coherent written argument and advice based on personal research. (This personal research in enriched with the group exercise shared with students from other European MS).

The summer school has run since 2008 and DMU has participated every year. The host will provide accommodation and food during the summer school.

Cultural activities

Cultural opportunities participants may wish to attend include an historic tour of Udine, and a trip to Venice or Trieste (optional for the day off). Other social events will include a pizza night (included in the summer school). Students can arrive/leave to extend the stay to take in other places such as Aquileia or historic Trieste.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel
  • Accommodation will be provided by the host institution

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Italian immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to the Italy and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Saturday 20 July 2019 (TBC)
  • Return date: Saturday 27 July 2019 (TBC)
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £300
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, visit to Aquilea (£8), visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 18 February 2019 9am