International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy - Summer Program in Washington and Geneva
Washington, DC: May 31 - June 24, 2016
Geneva, Switzerland: June 27 - July 15, 2016
The Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy (PIOLD) is designed to foreground the challenges that lawyers face in working for public, private, and nongovernmental clients in international organizations including the World Bank Group (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the United States of America in Washington, DC. PIOLD offers the same cutting edge training for lawyers interested in practicing in the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Word Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in Geneva, Switzerland. These new challenges beg for creative lawyering that can address new institutional solutions through heterodox strategies. PIOLD provides legal and soft skills for lawyers who need to navigate the changing architecture of global governance in a multicultural environment.
The summer program is open to participants from American University Washington College of Law and other AU graduate schools, as well as to U.S. and international law and graduate students from other universities and staff from international organizations, governments, or the private sector working in this field. Academic credit students receive Washington College of Law credits; students from other universities need to inquire at their home institutions about the transfer of academic credit. Successful completion of the requirements (attendance, participation, and final exams) will lead to a PIOLD Certificate of Completion. Participants have the option to enroll in the Washington or Geneva program and are encouraged to participate in both.
Learn more about the program here.