Seminars & Moot Courts

The International Law Department offers a host of opportunities to exchange ideas.


International Law Colloquium


The International Law Colloquium is a platform to discuss international law scholarship. The literature chosen for the forum reflects the diversity of topics of, and approaches to legal study.

View the programme for Spring 2021

Moot Court Competitions


Moot Court Competitions are an excellent complement to the high-level programmes offered at the Graduate Institute, confronting students with challenging legal problems. Every year the Institute participates in several international Moot Court competitions.

Master students can join the Institute's team as participants while interested PhD students can act as coaches. The selection procedure takes place in late September.

This year, students at the Graduate Institute will be taking part in the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition and the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition.

The Graduate Institute won the first prize in the 2018 ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law and, in 2019, the students  won second place in the First European Regional Round.

Sara Angeleska, Argyrios Papaefthymiou, Ioana-Virginia Motoc and Yannick Trudel won first prize at the 2018 ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, held in Geneva from 19 to 23 June 2018