7th WTI – CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy [May 26-June 19, Delhi]: Applications Open

The World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland and the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India are pleased to announce the launch of the 7th WTI-CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy (“Joint Academy”), from May 26 – June 19, 2020, at New Delhi.

The Joint Academy aims to provide law students and legal professionals in India a rare opportunity to deepen their knowledge on aspects of International Trade Law and Policy. Taught by distinguished academics and practitioners from India and abroad, the Joint Academy will equip participants with theoretical and practical insights into various issues relating to international trade law.

Dates: May 26- June 19, 2020 (Four Weeks)

Location: New Delhi

The tentative list of resource persons for the 2020 edition of the Joint Academy is as follows:
  • Dr. Werner Zdouc, (Director of the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat)
  • Dr. Arthur E. Appleton (Founding Partner, Appleton Luff)
  • Dr. Prabhash Ranjan (Assistant Professor, South Asian University)
  • Mr. Edwin Vermulst, (Managing Partner, VVGB, Advocate Brussels)
  • Prof. Abhijit Das (Head, Centre for WTO Studies)
  • Ms. R.V. Anuradha (Founding Partner, Clarus Law Associates)
  • Prof. Chandni Raina (Professor, Centre for WTO Studies)
  • Ms. Jayashree Watal, (Former Counsellor, WTO)
  • Ms. Shailja Singh (Associate Professor, Centre for WTO Studies)
  1. Week 1 – Essentials of WTO Law and Policy; Agreement on Agriculture
  2. Week 2 – Electronic Commerce; The Law & Policy of Trade Remedies
  3. Week 3 – Investment Law; SPS & TBT
  4. Week 4 – Trade & IPR; Trade in Services
To download the Application Form click here

All law students enrolled in any legal course in India, either at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. Preference will be given to students who have prior exposure to issues relating to International Trade Law.

The Joint Academy is also open to Indian legal professionals. In addition, legal professionals can attend specific modules, in a flexible, “à la carte” manner. This option is not available for students.

The maximum number of participants that will be selected for the Joint Academy is 30 (thirty). Past participants are kindly requested not to re-apply.

For full details, click here.

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