Courses in English

Courses are only open for Master students

Most courses are 7.5 ECTS, some are 3.75 ECTS.

Fall 2022

  • EU Constitutional Law
  • International Trade - The Law of the World Trade Organization
  • Law and Economics
  • International and European Energy Law
  • The US Legal System (3,75 ECTS - first half of the semester)
  • US Litigation (3,75 ECTS - latter half of the semester)
  • International Law and Litigation on Climate Change (3,75 ECTS - first half of the semester)
  • Comparative Law (3,75 ECTS - latter half of the semester)
  • The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition I*

Spring 2023

  • European Company Law
  • European Law: State Aid and Competition
  • International Courts and Dispute Settlements
  • International Environmental Law
  • IP Law and IP Agreements for Start-ups
  • Legal English
  • The Phillip C. Jessup Int. Law Moot Court Competition II*

* Course only available to those able to take both part I and II. Students must be present and enrolled in both the fall and spring semesters. 

Courses taught in English

If you are only looking to take some courses, please browse the catalogue and look for the courses with English, Icelandic and English or Spanish and English flags. Whenever you see an Icelandic/English flag it means that the course could be taught in English if there are enough international students registered in the class. For students doing individual projects, research and/or independent studies can do them in Icelandic or English.

Graduate courses (advanced courses)  are only available for graduate students. In any case, undergraduate or graduate levels, the selection of courses is subject to the Faculty Administrator and Program Manager's final approval.

Wherever you see the labels:   

  • "1. semester" (and with any odd number) are courses taught in the Fall semester
  • "2. semester" (and with any even number) are courses taught in the Spring semester
  • Haustönn: fall semester
  • Vorönn: spring semester
  • Sumarönn: summer

International students can attend an Icelandic language course at RU during their studies. They are offered both during fall and spring semesters. You can download the course description here.

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