LL.M. in Global Health Law and International Institutions
Academic Requirements and Curriculum Geneva Semester
Geneva, capital of global health governance
The semester in Geneva provides participants with a unique opportunity to explore the world of international institutions and the relationship that it shares with global health governance.
Geneva is truly the capital of global health governance. No other city has such a strong presence of international organisations. With scores of official agencies and hundreds of international nongovernmental organisations based in and around Geneva, it is truly an international city, bringing together policymakers, diplomats, advocates, and many other professionals whose work focuses on the most challenging issues of global health law, policy, and governance.
2013 schedule at the graduate institute
Curriculum at the graduate institute
Students will be required to complete a total of 39 credits at the Graduate Institute (one Georgetown Law credit is approximately equal to three Graduate Institute credits). 24 of these credits will be from courses in international law, humanitarian law, international trade law, international environmental law, refugee law and policy, international affairs, and international development studies, including:
1) Mandatory course : International Health Law, Gian Luca Burci (6 ECTS)
In addition to coursework, students will be required to complete a 15-credit internship of at least four-weeks working full-time and a written report concentrating on some of the themes and questions addressed during the internship. It is expected that most students will complete this requirement at an international institution in Geneva during the six-week period between the end of the fall semester at Georgetown Law and the beginning of the spring semester at the Graduate Institute. Many students are likely to opt to continue a relationship with the institution for which they worked during the spring semester at the Graduate Institute and some institutions offering internship opportunities may require such a continuing commitment. With approval, some students may complete a 15-credit dissertation in place of the internship.
At the Institute, LL.M participants are integrated within the cohort of regular students in the Master programmes in International Law and can also attend a selection of seminars reserved to advanced PhD students. Support from the International Office and the Career Office is designed specifically for LL.M participants.
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LL.M. degree in Global Health Law and International Institutions