The Academy of WTO Law & Policy
The 8th Annual Academy of WTO Law and Policy was held November 18-22, 2013. The 9th Annual Academy will be held November 17-21, 2014. Information regarding it will be posted in late August-early September, 2014. Until then, the information below and in the linked documents relates to the 2013 Academy.
The Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at Georgetown Law instituted the Academy of WTO Law & Policy in 2006 for students who wished to enhance their knowledge of WTO law but who were unable to undertake a year-long degree program. We look forward to conducting our eighth class of the Academy in November 2013, and welcome your interest in the program.
The Academy is an intensive professional development program on the law and policy of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It examines the legal obligations and policy underpinnings of the WTO and its agreements, in the context of how the WTO operates and how it relates to national governments. It strengthens participants’ critical thinking about the role of the WTO in solving commercial problems and addressing fundamental policy challenges.
This non-degree program is designed to build capacity to take advantage of the multilateral trading system, by training legal professionals, trade policy officials, members of the international business, IGO and NGO communities, academics, and others – including those from developing countries and transition economies. A law or economics degree is not necessary to attend the Academy. Academy presenters are international trade law experts, many of whom negotiated the WTO Agreements at issue.
In order to enhance each participant's learning experience, space is limited. Because of the seminar-like environment, early registration is recommended in order to guarantee a seat. Those who register early also will qualify for discounted program fees.
For complete information about the Academy, click HERE.
For the Course Schedule for the 2013 Academy click HERE. For the Syllabus, which includes reading assignments for each session, click HERE. For the Bios of the Speakers of the 2013 WTO Academy, click HERE.
For the Registration Fee Schedule, click HERE.
For the Registration Form, click HERE.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.