MAS LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS)
PeriodSeptember 2023 - August 2024
FormatOn-site – switch over to online-learning if required
Registration deadline21 December 2022
- Provide the opportunity for in-depth study of all aspects of dispute settlement in the international arena, across the divide of public and private, with an emphasis on today’s most relevant fields such as commercial and investment arbitration, and ICJ and WTO dispute settlement procedures
A typical curriculum includes:
- 2 general courses providing a comprehensive overview of international dispute settlement
- 8 intensive courses from a choice of 13 (on topics such as International Commercial/Investment Arbitration, WTO Dispute Settlement, and Arbitration in the United States)
- 2 optional courses drawn from a list of about 30 relating to international dispute settlement
- Weekly tutorials held in small groups
- Workshops on Legal Writing, Mediation, Witness Examination, and Financial Damage Analysis
- Several high-profile public lectures and specialised seminars specifically organised for the programme
- Conferences in Switzerland and abroad
- Career Services
- Visits to arbitral institutions in Paris and The Hague
- LL.M. Thesis
Prof. Laurence BOISSON DE CHAZOURNES, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
Diploma delivered jointly by
To be considered for the programme, applicants must have received, or expect to receive by the summer of 2021, at least a first complete law degree (such as a Bologna Master’s degree, a J.D. or an LL.B.) or another academic qualification deemed equivalent by the Programme Directors.
- Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, University of Geneva
- Prof. Jacques de Werra, University of Geneva
- Prof. Zachary Douglas, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
- Prof. Joost Pauwelyn, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
- Mariona Cusi, Executive Director
Number of participants
Tuition fees for the 2023-2024 program are set at CHF 28’000.
To confirm the enrolment in MIDS, admitted students must pay a non-refundable deposit of CHF 700.- within two weeks after they are informed about their admission. This amount will be credited towards the tuition fees.
The remaining tuition fees are payable in three instalments according to the following schedule:
- CHF 3’300.- by 3 May 2023
- CHF 12’000.- by 23 July 2023
- CHF 12’000.- by 1 October 2023
Financial aid, based on the applicant’s demonstrated financial need, is limited but may be available for the ten-month period of residence:
- Full scholarships (covering tuition fees & living expenses).
- Full tuition scholarships (full waiver of the tuition fees).
- Partial scholarships (covering part of the tuition fees and/or living expenses).
“I applied to the MIDS because I wanted to pursue a career in international dispute resolution. The MIDS offered a great curriculum with a top faculty that stood out from other graduate programs in this area. I did not think twice before applying, and it was one of the best choices I ever made.
My studies at the MIDS were enriching and the experience rewarding. Not only did I gain invaluable knowledge, and laid the basis for professional network, the MIDS opened me doors to a truly international career and it changed my life.”
Anna Kozmenko, MIDS 2008-2009