2016 Program Brochure (PDF)

International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy
Summer Program in Washington and Geneva

Washington, DC: May 31 - June 24, 2016
Geneva, Switzerland: June 27 - July 15, 2016

Welcome and Introduction:

The Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy (PIOLD) is designed to foreground the challenges that lawyers face in working for public, private, and nongovernmental clients in international organizations including the World Bank Group (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the United States of America in Washington, DC. PIOLD offers the same cutting edge training for lawyers interested in practicing in the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Word Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in Geneva, Switzerland. These new challenges beg for creative lawyering that can address new institutional solutions through heterodox strategies. PIOLD provides legal and soft skills for lawyers who need to navigate the changing architecture of global governance in a multicultural environment.


  • AUWCL Students Witness Historic Human Rights Resolution in Geneva

    On June 30, AUWCL students participating in the International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy summer program in Geneva, Switzerland, had the opportunity to witness an historic resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council. MORE

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An ABA-approved program

For more information, contact:
Fernanda Nicola, Director
Marc LeBlanc, Coordinator