1st WTI-CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy 2014 [May 26 – June 20]; Register by March 25

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 1st WTI – CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy (“Joint Academy”),  from May 26 – June 20, 2014 at New Delhi.

The application form is HERE.

The brochure is HERE.

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 global trade.

Dates: May 26 – June 20, 2014 (Four weeks)

Location: Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110016.


Week 1 – The Legal Foundations of Contemporary Trade and Investment Regulation

Week 2 – Trade in Services and Intellectual Property Rights

Week 3 – The Law of Goods Trade: Tariffs, Agriculture, SPS and TBT

Week 4 – The Law and Policy of Trade Remedies

Who can Apply:

The Joint Academy is open to 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.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are required to fill in the application form for the Joint Academy, and send the same, along with their updated CV to [email protected]

The application form in MS Word can be downloaded from here: http://wtocentre.iift.ac.in

Paper applications for the Joint Academy will not be accepted.


All applications for the Joint Academy should be received by Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (5.30 PM IST).

Candidates will be notified of their selection by Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Selected candidates will be required to make payment of the fees by Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Failure to pay fees by the above date will result in rejection of application.

Tuition Fee Structure:

For Law Students: INR 10,000/- (For the whole duration of the Joint Academy)

For Legal Professionals: INR 25,000/- (For the whole duration of the Joint Academy)
INR 7,000/- per weekly module (For applicants going for specific modules)

Financial Aid

Participants who are law students and who fulfil the following criteria will be refunded the whole of tuition fee, paid by her or him:

 Attendance of 90% or above, and

 Score of 85% or above in the internal assessments of the Joint Academy.


For updates about the Joint Academy, kindly visit Centre for WTO Studies’ website http://wtocentre.iift.ac.in

In case of any queries, feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected]

The application form is HERE.

The brochure is HERE.

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