International School of Nuclear Law 2022 Session
2022 summer session: 22 August to 2 September

The application period for the 2022 session is closed.

Information about the 2023 programme will be available in the fall.

Programme

The 2022 ISNL programme will be conducted under the leadership of Paul Bowden, Honorary Professor of Law, The Nottingham Law School.

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

Previous programmes can be found at the following links:

2021 ISNL Programme

2019 ISNL Programme

Application and admission process

Requirements

Due to the highly competitive nature of the ISNL selection process, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the best possible application. Application forms must be completed in English. Please attach a digital passport-type photograph to your e-mail application. While a current resume or CV may be provided with your application, you are advised to submit all necessary information in the application form. Be aware that no additional documentation will be considered in the selection process.

The application form for the next session will be available in early 2023.

Both professionals and graduate students will be considered for admission. Applicants do not need to come from the NEA member countries. Applicants must have an undergraduate university degree in a relevant discipline. Advanced graduate-level education and/or significant professional work experience are also important 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.

Participation

The 2022 ISNL will be limited to 60 participants. Participants will be selected based on a number of factors that aim at a diverse representation of nationality, gender, professional experience, and academic background, among other factors.

Registration fee

The registration fees for the 2022 session are:

  • EUR 2 500 for professionals; and
  • EUR 550 for students. 

To qualify as a student you must be enrolled in a degree-granting programme at the start of ISNL and you must not be engaged in full-time employment. You may be asked to provide documentation of your student status.

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 2022.

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

Two different types of grants and financial support opportunities are available to interested and qualified applicants.

  • The NEA awards grants to a select number of students from its member countries qualified to participate in this programme. To apply for an NEA grant, please check the appropriate box on the application form.
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) awards financial support to a limited number of professionals from its member states that are eligible under the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme. To apply for an IAEA grant, please check the appropriate box on the application form, and in addition, submit an application for IAEA financial support directly to the IAEA. More information on the application procedure is provided on the IAEA website.

University Diploma in International Nuclear Law

ISNL participants have the possibility to apply for a University Diploma (Diplôme d'université - D.U.) in International Nuclear Law from the University of Montpellier. There are no additional fees to apply for or receive the diploma. You will be asked if you wish to apply to the diploma at the end of the ISNL programme (there is no need to register for it in advance).

More information about the diploma.

Practical information

Venue

The ISNL will take place on the campus of the University of Montpellier located in Montpellier, France.

Language

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.

Accommodation

Local accommodation information, including options for student housing, will be distributed to participants upon their acceptance into the course.

Dress code

The dress code during the classes is informal; participants may dress casually.

When?
22 August 2022 - 2 September 2022
Montpellier
Contact
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Office of Legal Counsel, 46, quai Alphonse Le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, Ph: +33 (0)1 73 21 28 61