Summer 2017 Course Schedule

The World Trade Organization: Rule Making and Dispute Settlement (LAW-817WT-001)
Padideh Ala'I

Meets: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM (MTWThF)

Enrolled: 16 / Limit: 25

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This class meets in Geneva, Switzerland from June 26th - July 14th. You must complete an application for the specific Summer Program Abroad to be eligible for this class. Please visit Students may earn academic credit for up to two credits per week in the summer semester (excluding full semester courses). This course counts toward the two credit per week limit. To register, email


This course provides an in-depth look at the World Trade Organization (WTO) with a focus on the structure and internal workings of the WTO. It will also provide an overview of the substantive areas of international economic relations that are covered in the text of the WTO Agreements. The course will specifically look at the workings of the different WTO divisions, including the accessions and rules divisions, the workings of specific committees, the WTO dispute settlement mechanism (including the Appellate Body) and the WTO’s Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM). The course will also explore the relationship of the WTO with non-state actors and civil society groups (particularly those present in Geneva) and will explore relationships of the WTO with other international organizations in Geneva. The program provides a unique opportunity for discussion and interaction with WTO staff, Appellate Body members, as well as WTO member country representatives and will be hosted at the WTO headquarters in Geneva.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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