2017 Program Brochure (PDF)

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

Washington, DC
May 30 - June 23, 2017

  • The Law of International Organizations, Nneoma Nwogu, 2 credits
  • Trade and Diplomacy, Aluisio de Lima-Campos and Chiara Pappalardo, 2 credits
  • Introduction to International Workers’ Rights, Desiree LeClercq, 1 credit
  • Introduction to International Intellectual Property (offered by PIJIP), Sean Flynn and Antony Taubman, 1 credit

Geneva, Switzerland
June 26 - July 14, 2017

Intellectual Property & Trade Track:
  • Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Multilateral System, Christine Farley, 2 credits
  • The World Trade Organization: Rule Making and Dispute Settlement, Padideh Ala’i, 2 credits
Labor & Human Rights Track:
  • The International Labor Organization: Decent Work Agenda, Janie Chuang and Susan Carle, 2 credits
  • Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law: Current Challenges, Claudia Martin, 2 credits

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.



An ABA-approved program

For more information, contact:
Sean Flynn, Director
Marc LeBlanc, Coordinator