Clinic Programme & Careers

ll.m. clinic programme


Each year, LL.M. participants work in groups on a cutting-edge research project with one of our external clinical beneficiaries. Clinic projects are thematically related to the three concentration streams of the LL.M., namely International Economic Law, International Environmental Law and Governance, or The Protection of the Individual in International Law. Our clinical beneficiaries have included:



The LL.M. in International Law has been designed to enhance your career prospects. To do so, we will help you craft and strengthen the necessary skills to launch or advance your career in a competitive jobs market. In addition to the substantive knowledge you will acquire, the LL.M. in International Law places great emphasis on honing practical legal skills, such as in legal research and writing, but also highly transferable skills, including presentation and interpersonal skills. Moreover, our location at the heart of international legal affairs in Geneva offers an array of opportunities for legal internships, traineeships and employment. Indeed, students from the Graduate Institute have a strong track record of gaining employment in the legal profession, international and non-governmental organisations, government ministries and diplomacy, as well as various private sector destinations. The following features of the LL.M. Programme help to illustrate our commitment to your career:

Practical Legal Skills

The LL.M. programme aims to develop legal research, writing and advocacy skills through a series of practical workshops, the LL.M. paper and student participation in a law clinic. The latter also facilitates valuable client-facing experience.

Practitioner Sessions

Sessions with successful practitioners in the field of international law are offered to LL.M. students, enabling them to improve their professional skills in a number of areas and giving key insights to the professional world of international law.

Career Events

Workshops and career events (such as the Connexion Careers Fair) organised by the Careers Service of The Graduate Institute are open to participants of the LL.M.