Courses Open to the Public

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Some of the courses taught in the LL.M. are individually accessible to practitioners who wish to further develop their expertise.


The taught courses are generally delivered over two days.


Fees CHF 700.-

Lawyers in training (avocats-stagiaires) CHF 350.-

Students CHF 250.-

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If you are interested, please contact for further information:

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All courses offered in person are also projected via Zoom for participants who are unable to attend in person







The Common Law of Contracts 9-10 & 16-17 December 2021


In common law jurisdictions, contract law is primarily judge-made law. This course, taught by Professor Michael Ilg, will explore central topics in common law contract law through the study of leading cases, including classic decisions that are staples of legal education, as well as more recent cases that mark new directions in the law. Each contract law topic, ranging from contract formation to remedy for breach, will be addressed through selected leading cases. Each leading case will serve as a lesson in the development of the law, and a window into a particular historical and policy context. An important consideration for every leading case is what legal principle(s) it furthers, and how these principles appear under theoretical scrutiny. Students will also be encouraged to take a comparative view, and consider how different legal traditions might produce different approaches and/or outcomes than that of the common law.


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