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.

***We expect that by August 2020 the latest the COVID-19 crisis will be over in Switzerland and that the TRAIL+ advanced master programme at the WTI will start as scheduled in mid-September. We look forward to welcoming new students in Bern. However, in case students cannot, or prefer not, to travel in September yet, please be advised that all courses will also be offered online. Students starting the TRAIL+ programme online can at any time during the academic year proceed with their studies in Bern.***

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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