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Optional Courses

In addition to the general and intensive courses and the workshops, students take a choice of two term-long, weekly optional courses drawn from a broad selection of classes relating to international dispute settlement or in neighboring fields. These classes are drawn from the regular curricula of the Graduate Institute and the Law School. An even broader course offer, including classes in international relations, political science, economics and history is available to the students, on condition of prior approval by the Program Director. Note that the following list includes the optional courses offered by the Law School and the Graduate Institute for the academic year 2015-2016.

List of Optional Courses in Autumn

In English:

  1. Comparative Methodology: Contract Law
    Prof. Thomas Michael Kadner Graziano (Law Faculty)
  2. European Competition Law
    Prof. Pranvera Këllezi (Law Faculty)
  3. International Commercial Arbitration
    Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler (Law Faculty)
  4. International Environmental Law: Energy Research Seminar
    Prof. Jorge Viñuales (Graduate Institute)
  5. International Intellectual Property Law
    Prof. Jacques de Werra (Law Faculty)
  6. International Litigation
    Prof. Gian Paolo Romano (Law Faculty)
  7. International Trade Law
    Prof. Joost Pauwelyn and Werner Zdouc (Graduate Institute)
  8. Law without the State
    Prof. Thomas Schutlz (Graduate Institute)
  9. Practice on International Humanitarian Law
    Prof. Marco Sassòli (Law Faculty)
  10. Trade and Investment Law Clinic
    Prof. Joost Pauwelyn (Graduate Institute)
  11. WTO Law and Practice
    Prof. Gabrielle Marceau (Law Faculty)

In French:

  1. Droit de l'ONU: questions choisies
    Prof. Nicolas Michel (Law Faculty)
  2. Droit diplomatique international
    Prof. Eric Wyler (Graduate Institute)
  3. Droit international des investissements
    Prof. Makane Mbengue (Law Faculty)
  4. Droit pénal international
    Prof. Sévane Garibian (Law Faculty)
  5. Les relations extérieures de l'Union européenne
    Prof. Christine Kaddous (Law Faculty)
  6. Droit comparé et harmonisation du droit
    Prof. Thomas Michael Kadner (Law Faculty)
  7. Organisation internationale
    Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (Law Faculty)
  8. Le règlement des différends internationaux: problèmes choisis
    Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (Law Faculty)

List of the Optional Courses in Spring

In English:

  1. Corporate Responsibility in Transnational and International Law
    Prof. Zachary Douglas (Graduate Institute)
  2. Current Issues of International Law through the Case-law of International Courts and Tribunals
    Prof. Makane Mbengue (Law Faculty)
  3. International Investmente Law
    Prof. Joost Pauwelyn (Graduate Institute)
  4. International Secured Transactions
    Prof. Bénedict Foëx (Law Faculty)
  5. Introduction to Common Law
    Prof. Phillip Landolt/Andrew Tettenborn (Law School)
  6. Introduction to the Law of Trusts
    Prof. Luc Thévenoz (Law Faculty)
  7. Law and Economics of International Trade Settlement
    Prof. Damien Neven and Joost Pauwelyn (Graduate Institute)
  8. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    Prof. Marcelo Kohen (Graduate Institute)
  9. The Politics of International Law
    Prof. Nico Krisch (Graduate Institute)
  10. WIPO and International Intellectual Property Law
    Prof. Edward K. Kwakwa (Graduate Institute)

In French:

  1. Droit comparé: contrats
    Prof. Gian Paolo Romano (Law Faculty)
  2. Droit international de la protection des biens culturels (Chaire UNESCO)
    Prof. Marc-André Renold (Law Faculty)
  3. Histoire et philosophie du droit international
    Prof. Eric Wyler (Law Faculty)
  4. La rétroactivité en droit international public
    Prof. Marcelo Kohen (Graduate Institute)
  5. Les relations économiques en droit international privé
    Prof. Gian Paolo Romano(Law Faculty)