Geneva: International Trade and IP

2 weeks | 3 credits

June 2 - June 15, 2024

International Rule Making and Dispute Settlement - WTO, WIPO and the Multilateral System

June 2 - June 15, 2024

Professor Padideh Ala’i 

Professor Christine Haight Farley

This two-week course focuses on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), offering students an in-depth look at international issues in IP and trade. The unit on Intellectual Property in the Multilateral System includes comparative study of international treaties on intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on treaties administered by WIPO and contemporary debates around the role of intellectual property in development. The unit on the WTO provides an overview of the substantive areas of international economic relations that are governed by the WTO Agreements and examines the workings of different WTO divisions. During the course, students will have the unique opportunity to experience the WTO and WIPO firsthand, as well as to participate in briefings and discussions with Geneva-based international trade and IP experts.

Geneva, Switzerland

Full-Tuition Scholarships for Government Delegates from Developing Countries

American University Washington College of Law is pleased to announce the application for up to five (5) full-tuition scholarships for government delegates from developing countries to attend our annual course on WTO, WIPO and the Multilateral System, Geneva, Switzerland from June 2 – June 15, 2024. These scholarships are offered through a partnership of American University and the World Intellectual Property Organization to promote education, training and skills-building for WIPO member states.

Apply for the Geneva-Delegate scholarship by April 1 here.

Others may apply to join the course, including current U.S. and non-U.S. law students and legal professionals here.