Be a TRAIL-blazer!

Are you a law graduate looking to take the next step in your career or in academia? If so, you are on the right path. The TRAIL+ programme at the WTI targets students and professionals with a legal background who are interested in specialising in international economic law with cross-disciplinary study of the global economy and trade and investment agreements.

Information regarding the coronavirus pandemic and what it means for the beginning of the new semester at the WTI

The spread of the coronavirus does not only affect our regular daily lives but also has a significant impact on the global trading system. The WTI is at the cutting edge of the latest developments in global trade policies. As a student at the WTI, you will be able to deepen your knowledge of how this crisis will shape the future of the trading system through the teaching and expertise of an excellent in-house and external faculty.

The MILE and TRAIL+ (LL.M.) programmes, starting in September 2021, will be offered both on site and online. Travel restrictions may make it difficult for some students to come to Switzerland. These students can attend all lectures in real time via Zoom or watch the recordings of the  lectures at a later time more convenient to them. For each course, there will be a weekly Q&A session via Zoom for the benefit of online students. Also, the formation of virtual study groups will be encouraged and facilitated. Online students are at any time during the academic year welcome to continue their programme on site.

Why the TRAIL+?

The TRAIL+ is an advanced master’s programme in Trade and Investment Law combined with courses in international law and economics. This programme is offered at the World Trade Institute in cooperation with the Faculty of Law of the University of Bern. The programme includes more law courses and fewer courses on economics and political science than the MILE programme. Upon the successful conclusion of the TRAIL+ programme, the student is awarded an LL.M. in International Trade and Investment Law, as well as a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in International Law and Economics.

To find out if the TRAIL+ programme is right for you, check out the 'frequently asked questions (FAQs)' tab at the end of this page.

What we offer

  • A one-year, intensive graduate programme (can also be taken part-time)
  • Teaching and guidance from leading scholars and practitioners
  • The latest research developments in international trade and investment regulation, and economics
  • The opportunity to join a vibrant WTI alumni network with over 500 members worldwide
  • Strong networks and mentoring programmes to help students secure internships and entry-level positions

What you bring

You are a student or a professional with a law degree and wish to further your legal career as a lawyer, or wish to pursue a PhD in international economic law.

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