Starting each in the Fall semester, this unique programme is organised over one academic year and divided into two semesters. In both institutions, students will follow a mix of compulsory and optional courses, thereby acquiring the best core knowledge in health law while customising the programme to their needs and interests. The programme also includes an internship.
Fall Semester | In the USA, at Georgetown Law, Washington DC
Compulsory course - Global Health Law Course, taught by Sarah Bosha, programme director at Georgetown
Optional courses - an extensive list of over 35 courses in the area of law & health
Spring semester | In Switzerland, at the Geneva Graduate Institute, Geneva
Compulsory course - Global Health Law Course, taught by Gian Luca Burci, programme director at the Geneva Graduate Institute
Optional courses - a broad range of courses in law (public international law, humanitarian law, international trade law, international environmental law, refugee law and policy), international affairs, and international development studies
Specialise in a hot topic in current global affairs
Contribute to improving population health globally
Receive a recognised degree (LL.M.) delivered jointly by two renowned institutions
Lawyers working or aspiring to work in global health law and policy-making in all sectors (international organisations, private sector, governments, non-governmental organisations).
Candidates for all LL.M. programs must have graduated from either:
a US law school approved by the American Bar Association
a law school in another country if the level of study is equivalent to the American Juris Doctor (JD), i.e. have received a degree in law sufficient to allow one to sit for a bar examination and/or practice as a lawyer within the applicant’s home country.
Preference is given to applicants with full-time legal work experience after completion of studies.
Your time in Geneva will offer a unique prospect for you to develop an outstanding profile in global health law.
Once a year
Next intake: Fall 2023
Rolling admissions until filled
Fall semester - Washington, USA
Spring semester - Geneva, Switzerland