ISNL 2020 Session
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Application deadline: 31 March 2020


The 2020 ISNL programme will be conducted under the leadership of Paul Bowden, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus and Deringer LLP, London, United Kingdom.

Comprehensive lectures will be delivered by renowned specialists in nuclear law from international organisations, governments, and private industry.

Application and admission process


Applicants must have an undergraduate university degree in a relevant discipline. Advanced graduate-level education and/or significant professional work experience are also significant factors in the application process. Although course presentations and discussions focus on legal issues, a legal education is not required to participate in the ISNL.

Participants must hold insurance to cover accidents, hospitalisation or repatriation.


All course instruction and discussion will take place in English; all course materials will be provided in English. Simultaneous interpretation will not be available during the course.


The number of ISNL participants is limited to approximately 60.

The 2020 application form is available here.

Registration fee

The registration fees for the 2020 session are EUR 2 500 for professionals and EUR 550 for students enrolled in a degree-granting programme at the start of ISNL. To qualify as a student, you must not be engaged in full-time employment.

The registration fee includes admission solely for the participant to:

  • the educational programme;
  • the welcome reception;
  • the Saturday excursion;
  • other scheduled social events (unless indicated otherwise).

Print and electronic reference materials will also be provided to ISNL participants.

Successful applicants will receive additional course information as well as bank payment details in late Spring 2020.

The registration fee is not subject to French taxes of any kind.

Costs associated with travel, accommodation, subsistence expenses (including meals), insurance and any other miscellaneous items are not covered by the registration fee and shall be borne exclusively by the participant.

The registration fee must be paid by bank transfer only and in full at least four weeks prior to the start of the course. Course participation is confirmed only upon receipt by the NEA of a proof of payment in full of the registration fee.

Grant and financial support opportunities

The NEA awards grants to students from its member countries qualified to participate in this programme.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) awards financial support to a limited number of professionals from its member states that are eligible to receive financial support under the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme. More information is provided on their website.

24 August 2020 - 4 September 2020
Montpellier, France
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Office of Legal Counsel, 46, quai Alphonse Le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, Ph: +33 (0) 1 73 21 28 61