LAIAC is designed for professionals who already deal or seek to deal with international arbitration, and advanced students. The program is not restricted to lawyers in private practice, it is also suited for in-house counsel and government or public sector professionals who deal with arbitration.

The 2020 LAIAC edition will take place online from 20 July 2020 to 7 August 2020.

Applications and deadlines

Applications to the LAIAC 2020 online edition are open until 31 May 2020.

Application Procedure

Applicants shall submit a complete file via the Geneva Summer Schools' application page. Please read carefully the instructions provided there.

The following documents will be required:

  • A completed online application form;

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae/résumé;

  • A personal statement/essay demonstrating the applicant's interest in the field of international arbitration, including concrete examples if possible (Max. 500 words);

  • Applicants wishing to be considered for a partial or full scholarship should submit a separate personal statement (500 words max) demonstrating a need for financial aid as well as their academic or professional excellence.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are effectively accessible (e.g. no password protection) via a web link, as required on the application page. Application deadlines will be striclty enforced. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Who should apply?

The course is primarily designed for:

  • Lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel wishing to develop their arbitration knowledge, advocacy skills, and international background;
  • Government and public sector officials, such as treaty negotiators and drafters or in-house State lawyers working in areas of dispute settlement;
  • Advanced law students enrolled in a postgraduate degree, for example PhD and Master students.


Decisions on applications to LAIAC will be communicated on a rolling basis. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The second round of applications is currently open. 

Upon notification of admission, successful applicants will be invited to follow the payment instructions which will be communicated to them to secure their seat. All banking information will be provided to successful applicants within the admission email.


Tuition Fees

Tuition fee for LAIAC is CHF 700.

Government officials benefit from a reduced tuition fee of CHF 500 .

Students benefit from a reduced tuition fee of CHF 300 subject to them providing a proof of affiliation to an academic institution/university.

The tuition fees include all program materials and access to the software by which the lectures will be delivered.

Thanks to the support of generous sponsors, LAIAC offers a limited number of scholarships in the form of partial fee waivers. These scholarships will be available for outstanding applicants who demonstrate a need for financial aid.


Attendance to LAIAC

All participants having fully attended the program will receive a LAIAC Certificate of Attendance. The length of the program amounts to four credits, European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System credits (4 ECTS credits).

More information about ECTS credits is available here.