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29 Jul 2016


MILE alumni take part in Joint Academy in India

The third Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy co-organised by the WTI this year involved two graduates of the Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) programme.

The four-week academy jointly organised by the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi and the WTI, took place from 23 May to 17 June, at IIFT in New Delhi.

Students from different law schools from all over India attended the programme, along with a number of weekly participants from law firms.

A feature of the programme are the weekly trade talks, which were this year given by academy faculty.

MILE 1 alumnus Santanu Mukherjee gave a presentation in the trade talk series on “IPRs, Technology Standards & WTO Regulatory Issues”. He is a partner at Luthra & Luthra law offices in New Delhi.

Harsh Gursahani, a MILE 10 alumnus and now Senior Associate at PLR Chambers – Advocates & Solicitors, gave a presentation on the WTI’s programmes from an alumni perspective and answered questions from students about the MILE programme.

The course programme for 2016 was as follows:

  • Week 1 - Basic Principles of GATT/WTO (Jan Bohanes, ACWL); Agreement on Agriculture (R.V. Anuradha, Clarus Law Associates)
    Week 2 - SPS and TBT (Arthur Appleton, Appleton Luff International Lawyers); Trade and IPR (Jayashree Watal, WTO), Yogesh Pai, National Law University, Delhi
    Week 3 - The Law and Policy of Trade Remedies (Gary Horlick, Gary N. Horlick Law Offices and James Nedumpara, Jindal Global Law School); and Current WTO Issues (Jayant Dasgupta, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan and Shailja Singh, IIFT)
    Week 4 - Investment Law (Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, University of Basel); Trade in Services (Pierre Sauvé, WTI)

It is planned to host the Joint Academy again in 2017.