- Applications open: 9 September 2013
- Deadline for receipt of complete applications: 15 January 2014
- All applicants will be notified as to the success or otherwise of their application by 31 March 2014
To be eligible for the LL.M. Programme, applicants must possess a full legal education which entitles them to sit for the bar exam in their country of origin, e.g. the Maîtrise de droit in Switzerland, the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in the United Kingdom, the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in the United States, the Maîtrise de droit (or equivalent title from a Haute Ecole) in France or the Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen in Germany. However, please note that there is no need to have actually completed any of the professional course requirements, such as the Ecole d’avocature in Switzerland or Legal Practice Course in the United Kingdom, or other training courses organised by the bar association of the respective country. For any questions related to eligibility, please contact us.
To apply for the LL.M. in International Law, the following is required:
- Completed online application form, indicating the specialty stream that the applicant wishes to pursue;
- Two complete curriculum vitae (French or English);
- Two certified copies of the official transcripts (or two original transcripts) of all the grades obtained in all university exams, accompanied by grade scales and their values (with or without the final diploma)*;
- Two certified copies of all university diplomas and qualifications obtained*;
- Two copies of the page(s) of your passport with your surname, first name and nationality;
- Four recent passport-sized photographs with your name written clearly on the back;
- Two letters of appraisal (French or English). Appraisal letters may be submitted by the referee from their professional email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, hardcopy letters may be sent in sealed envelopes with your application documents or directly to the LL.M. Admissions Office by the referee.
- * a certified translation (English or French) must be provided for all documents.
All hardcopy documentation should be sent by regular mail to the following address:
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
LLM in International Law Admissions (BA 215)
Rue de Lausanne 132
PO Box 36
CH-1211 Geneva 21