Call for Application: 4th WTI – CWS JOINT ACADEMY ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW AND POLICY (June 5 – June 30, 2017)

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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 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.


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

Location: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110016


Week 1 – Introduction to WTO; Investment Law; Agreement on Sanitary & Phytosanitary Measures; Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

Week 2 – Agreement on Agriculture; Basic Principles of GATT/WTO; Dispute Settlement; Week 3 – Trade & Intellectual Property Rights; Trade in Services

Week 4 – The Law & Policy of Trade Remedies; and Current 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.
  •  Selection of candidates is at the final discretion of the Centre.


Interested candidates are required to complete the Application Form for the Joint Academy, and send the same, along with their updated CV to jointacademy[at] The application form in MS Word can be downloaded from here:

Paper applications will not be accepted.

For updates about the Joint Academy, kindly visit the Centre’s website at

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