International Economic Law

General Information

The lecture will take place weekly, on Thursday from 12:15 to 13:45, Room RAI-F-041.
Due to the interdisciplinary dimension of International Economic Law, different fields of law such as economic law, human rights and environmental law will be addressed. The lecture will provide an overview of the current issues and the legal foundations of International Economic Law and serve as a starting point for class room discussion of reading materials, cases and current developments.

The Course Syllabus (PDF, 201 KB) gives a detailed overview of the course (can be subject to change).

Course Material

In order to foster our discussion all participants are required to prepare for the course and read the assigned papers in advance. The reading load is 30-50 pages per week on average. All reading assignments, slides and additional documents for the lectures will be regularly posted on the respective Moodle platform (password will be disclosed during the first lecture).

Readings for the first lecture on February 23:

Please find the slides for the first lecture here: Introduction (PDF, 182 KB).

For the section on WTO law, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) as well as the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) need to be brought to class. These documents are also available on the Moodle platform.


An exam will take place at the end of the term. More detailed information will be given at the beginning of the course.

Moodle Login

  1. Click on "Login" on the top right corner of the website.
  2. Choose "Universität Zürich" from the drop down list.
  3. Log in with your UZH-Account (UZH-Shortname and password).
  4. Click on "UZH" within the course categories menu.
  5. Pick "International Economic Law FS 2017" from the UZH list and enroll in the course using the password, which will be communicated in the first lecture.