Executive Education
15 March 2023

LL.M. Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary

The Geneva Graduate Institute’s LL.M. programme, founded by Professor and Director of Studies Andrea Bianchi and Co-directed by Professors Anne Saab and Fuad Zarbiyev, celebrated its 10th Anniversary on 3 March 2023 during an event held at the Institute’s Fab, in the Maison de la paix.

Present at the event were alumni from each class since the programme’s initial launch in 2013. Also present were former programme managers, teaching assistants, partners, as well as Professors Andrea Bianchi, Anne Saab and Fuad Zarbiyev. 

For 10 years, more than 240 students have earned their LL.M. in International Law. The programme began with 18 students and today counts 38. Today it rates amongst the top 10 LL.M. programmes for Public International Law in the world.

During the anniversary celebration, three 2013 graduates shared their thoughts on how the programme contributed to shaping their future. Helena is now an International Human Rights Lawyer, specialising in gender-sensitive human rights investigations, working for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Adeline is a qualified attorney in Geneva. Darshika is working as a Legal Officer at the World Health Organization (WHO).

The LL.M.’s one-year postgraduate degree course equips students with the knowledge and professional skills necessary to advance or launch a career in international law. Students benefit from an unrivalled student to faculty ratio, one of the world's broadest course-offerings in international law and exposure to international legal practice in Geneva. In addition to the general courses, students choose a concentration stream: International Environmental Law and Governance, International Economic Law and Protection of the individual in International law. 

Small classes and seminars offer pedagogical instruction and stimulating intellectual fora, while the interdisciplinary approach and multicultural environment at the Geneva Graduate Institute equip students to meet the global challenges of our time. With courses that cover the full range of international law specialties and programmes tailored for both professional and research ambitions, our students have the best possible opportunity to get ahead in an international law career.

For more information, contact Tanya Norton, LL.M. Programme Manager.