Institutions in International Law Class of 2018 ends in Geneva, Switzerland

25 Melbourne JD students have ended their two weeks in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the elective subject Institutions in International Law, run by Profs Andrew Mitchell, Bruce Oswald CSC and Tania Voon.

Students gather outside the Australian Permanent Mission to the UN and WTO in Geneva. Image: supplied.

This week, the students engaged in an intensive negotiation simulation conducted by Prof Oswald and also had an informal picnic with notable guests by Lac LĂ©man. Students held frank discussions with representatives of the Australian Permanent Missions to the World Trade Organization and to the United Nations.

The class also engaged in interactive seminars at the World Health Organization, the International Organization for Migration, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Sir Michael Wood, Member of the International Law Commission (ILC), met with the class before they attended an open session of ILC deliberations.

Students enjoy a picnic lunch in Yvoire, France. Image: supplied.

The week ended with a trip by boat to Yvoire, France, where the students and instructors reflected on their learning and experiences during these exciting two weeks.

Next week, the Global Lawyer subject run by the same three Professors begins again in the United States!

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