Courses & Professors

Courses

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The CTL (30 ECTS) can be completed in one or two semesters. Students take one required course (6 ECTS) and four optional courses (6 ECTS each). 

Required course 

Autumn Semester 2019/2020

Spring Semester 2020

 Students may choose to take two of these courses on comparative methodology, but must indicate on the exam registration form which they take as the "required course" for the CTL.

Optional courses

Year-long Course

Autumn Semester 2019/2020

Courses in English 

Courses in French

Spring Semester 2020

Courses in English

Courses in French

 *Courses indicated with an asterisk are only available to students arriving from other Swiss or foreign universities.

**Course offered by the Global Studies Institute (GSI). Students registering for courses and exams at the GSI should be aware that the respective registration deadlines are different from those of the faculty of law. We kindly ask that you contact the GSI for information on the relevant registration dates.

 

Seminars, Moot Courts

Students arriving from other Swiss or foreign universities may opt to replace two optional modules with a seminar (12 ECTS credits). Anyone wishing to participate in a seminar is required to notify the Student Secretariat (Office 3093) as soon as possible. Acceptance of CTL students is subject to availability.

Please note that the planning for seminars, competitions and moot courts will be determined by the professors once the registrations have been completed.

Autumn Semester 2019/2020

Spring Semester 2020

 

Courses at the Graduate Institute***

Two of the optional courses may be completed through cross-registration at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). CTL students are exceptionally admitted to courses at the Graduate Institute after a minimum of two years of studies. Eligible courses (6 ECTS each) may include:

 

Autumn Semester 2019

  • Compliance with International Law: Theories and Mechanisms (F. Zarbiyev) - Monday, 12:15 – 14:00, S7
  • Political Justice and Human Rights: Foundational Questions (N. Torbisco-Casals) - Monday, 14:15 – 16:00, S5
  • International Migration Law (V. Chetail) - Monday, 16:15 – 18:00, S5
  • Human Rights and the Media (S. Joseph) - Tuesday and Thursday, room N.N.
  • The Sources of International Law: Between Theory and Practice (M. Kohen) - Tuesday, 14:15 – 16:00, S2
  • International Trade Law (J. Bohanes) - Tuesday, 18:15 – 20:00, A2
  • International Criminal Law (P. Gaeta) - Wednesday, 10:15 – 12:00, S3
  • Change and Stability in the International Legal Order (N. Krisch) - Wednesday, 12:15 – 14:00, S5
  • Climate Change and International Law (A. Saab) - Wednesday, 14:15 – 16:00, S5
  • The Law of Maritime Delimitation (M. Kohen) - Wednesday, 16:15 – 18:00, S5
  • Law without the State (T. Schultz) - Thursday, 10:15 – 12:00, S2
  • The Law and Practice of International Organizations (G. L. Burci) - Thursday, 14:15 – 16:00, S5
  • Global South and International Law (B.S. Chimni) - Friday, 10:15 - 12:00, S5
  • Corporate Responsibility in International and Transnational Law (Z. Douglas) - Friday, 12:15 – 14:00, A2
  • International Environmental Law and Policy (J. E. Viñuales) - Friday, 14:15-18:00, S5

Spring Semester 2019

  • Transnational Regulatory Processes, (F. Zarbiyev) - Monday, 10:15 – 12:00, S5
  • A Discourse Analysis of International Law (F. Zarbiyev) - Monday, 12:15 – 14:00, S5
  • Global Health Law (G. L. Burci) - Monday, 14:15 – 16:00, S5
  • Les conflits territoriaux en droit international contemporain (M. Kohen) - Monday, 16:15 – 18:00, S4
  • The Theory and Practice of Treaty Interpretation (F. Zarbiyev, A. Bianchi) - Tuesday, 10:15 – 12:00, S5
  • International Investment Law (J. Pauwelyn) - Tuesday, 14:15 – 16:00, S8
  • Fundamental Principles of International Law (M. Kohen) - Tuesday, 16:15 – 18:00, S3
  • History and Theory of International Law, (J. Nijman) - Thursday, 10:15 – 12:00, S5
  • The Oceans: Law, Politics and the Future (S. Ranganathan) - Thursday, 14:15 – 16:00, S5 and Friday, 12:15 – 14:00, S5
  • WIPO and International Intellectual Property Law (E. Kwakwa) - Thursday, 18:15 – 20:00, S8
  • Internet Governance: The Role of International Law (T. Schultz) - Friday, 10:15 – 12:00, S3

 ***Admission subject to the case-by-case approval of the course organiser.

Courses taught in French

CTL students are free to choose up to two courses taught in French. Students who take a majority of courses in French earn the Certificat de Droit Transnational (CDT) instead of the CTL.