4th WTI-CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy [June 5-30, Delhi]: Register by March 31

First published on February 22.


5 June – 30 June, 2017

Call for Applications

The World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern, Switzerland and the Centre for WTO Studies (CWS), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India are pleased to announce the launch of the 4 th WTI – CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy (“Joint Academy”), from June 5 – June 30, 2017 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.

The tentative list of resource persons for the 2017 edition of the Joint Academy is as follows:

· Prof. Abhijit Das (Head, Centre for WTO Studies)
· Ms. R.V. Anuradha (Founding Partner, Clarus Law Associates)
· Dr. Arthur E. Appleton (Founding Partner, Appleton Luff)
· Dr. Edwin Vermulst (Founding Partner, VVGB Advocaten)
· Dr. Krista Schefer (Professor, University of Basel)
· Dr. Peter Van den Bossche (Member of the Appellate Body, WTO)
· Ms. Shailja Singh (Assistant Professor, Centre for WTO Studies)


Dates: June 5 – June 30, 2017 (Four Weeks)

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


Week 1 – Introduction to WTO; Investment Law; SPS & TBT

Week 2 – Agreement on Agriculture; Basic Principles of GATT/WTO; Dispute Settlement

Week 3 – Trade & IPR; Trade in Services

Week 4 – The Law & Policy of Trade Remedies; and Current WTO Issues


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 applying for specific modules)

Please note that the above fees do not cover other costs such as meals, housing or local transportation of the particpants. Lunch and tea on days of classes will be provided at the venue by the CWS.


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 more details, read the Joint Academy call for application here.

To download the Application Form click here.


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