Geneva: International Law Commission Experiential Opportunity

A Unique Opportunity for Selected Students

This unique summer course is part immersive seminar in DC on the role of the International Law Commission (ILC) in shaping international law, and part practical course with two weeks of intensive in-person instruction at the ILC in Geneva, Switzerland from June 30th. to July 13th 2024.

In Geneva, students will experience working in a multicultural legal environment with team members from different backgrounds and legal traditions. Under the guidance of member of the ILC Professor Claudio Grossman, students will dive deep into the work and challenges of the ILC and contribute to its work by helping to draft interventions on current ILC topics.

Students will attend in person meetings of the United Nations International Law Seminar, have the opportunity to visit other international law institutions in Geneva, and be afforded ample networking with WCL alumni and international law practitioners in Geneva.

“Taking the UN-ILC practicum opened my eyes to a whole new world of practice opportunities and community impact. Also, working on the International and Constitutional Law project has been a fantastic way of learning the interaction of international law principles in domestic legislation.” – Marta Treviño ’23


Credits: 2 credits summer course (with option to add credits as an independent study to complete an Upper-Level Writing Requirement.)

Time commitment: 3 class sessions on June 4th and June 6th in DC, 2 weeks in Geneva June 30th – July 13th 2024, and 1 follow-up class.

Tuition and payment info: pay per credit hour | tuition covers flight and hotel | students pay for meals and any other expenses.

How to Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, and transcript to and

For international students interested in applying, please contact WCL Abroad to verify your visa requirements. 

by March 31st 2024.

For more information on WCL Summer Abroad Programs, reach out to Adjunct Professor Victoria Ernst at

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