The Academy of WTO Law & Policy
The 10th Annual Academy of WTO Law &Policy will be held November 16-20, 2015. The material now on this website refers to the 9th session. We expect the 10th session to be very similar to this past year's program. We will begin posting information about the November 2015 program in mid- to late August 2015. If you need to contact us earlier, e.g. because of your organization's budget deadline, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
The 9th Annual Academy of WTO Law & Policy was held held November 17-21, 2014.
The material on this website refers to that session. We expect the next session (in the latter part of November 2015) to be very similar to this past year's program. We expect to begin posting information about the November 2015 program in mid- to late August 2015. If you need to contact us earlier, e.g. because of your agency's budget deadline, please send an email to email@example.com. Thank you.
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 ninth class of the Academy on November 17-21, 2014, 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 2014 Academy click HERE.
For the 2014 Syllabus, which includes reading assignments for each session, click HERE.
For the Bios of the Speakers of the 2014 WTO Academy, click HERE.
For the 2015 Registration Fee Schedule, click HERE.
For the Registration Form, click HERE.
***Please note that the last day to register is November 11, 2015 by 5:00pm EST.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.