An international law degree from the Graduate Institute opens the door for students to embark upon a career not only in the field of international law, but also in political affairs, diplomacy and a variety of other fields, both in the public and private sector. Students will have the opportunity to garner valuable legal writing and research skills that are highly sought after in the job market.
The International Law Department at the Graduate Institute ensures students walk away as seasoned international lawyers with the ability to engage in qualitative analysis and with an enhanced understanding of current legal affairs.
Through their studies at the Graduate Institute, students will benefit from the close interactions with professors due to small class sizes, capitalise on the prospect of local internships and research opportunities, and gain access to conferences and public events featuring renowned speakers.
For students at the Graduate Institute, the international city of Geneva becomes their campus, a culturally enriching opportunity that offers the added value of learning a new language. There are plenty of opportunities for students to network in a city that is a hub for international law.
At the Graduate Institute, learning is not restricted to the classroom. Master, LL.M. and PhD students will benefit from a rich exchange of knowledge, while obtaining degrees that offer the flexibility to pursue a range of careers. Typical examples of professional outcomes include positions in government, international organisations, permanent missions, non-governmental organisations, law firms and academia, in addition to other promising career opportunities.
The department is a member of the American Society of International Law ASIL please check out the benefits associated with this membership.