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June3 – June 28, 2019

Call for Applications

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 6th WTI-CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy ("Joint Academy"), from June 3-June 28, 2019 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 2019 edition of the Joint Academy is as follows:

· Prof. Peter Van den Bossche (Director of Studies, World Trade Institute Berne)
· Dr. Arthur E. Appleton (Founding Partner, Appleton Luff)
· Dr. Krista Schefer (Professor, University of Basel)
· 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)
· Prof. Mukesh Bhatnagar (Professor, Centre for WTO Studies)
· Ms. Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, WTO
· Ms. Shailja Singh (Associate Professor, Centre for WTO Studies)


Dates: June 3 – June 28, 2019 (Four Weeks)

Location: New Delhi


Week 1 - Introduction to the WTO and Basic Provisions of WTO; Agreement on Agriculture
Week 2 - Investment Law; SPS & TBT
Week 3 - Trade & IPR; Trade in Services
Week 4 - The Law & Policy of Trade Remedies; and Miscellaneous WTO Issues


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.

To download the Application Form click here.






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