Contents Investment Arbitration

This LL.M. Program focuses on international law, cross-border trade and investment transactions, transnational legal issues, international organizations, international economic law and dispute settlement, as well as human rights.

Students are encouraged to understand and research the fundamental structures of international law together with its specific theories and practices. The program also places great emphasis on the development of innovative achievements in academic writing.

The program’s courses, as well as practical involvement and talks, all form part of four modules (Fundamental Issues of International Law, International Economic Law, International Organizations, International Dispute Settlement) where the participants are required to reconsider and debate the interconnection of practice and theory by assessing current questions in international law.

Finally, our students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities offered on a not-for-credit basis.

The curriculum consists of 4 modules: Fundamental Issues of International Law, International Economic Law, International Organizations and International Dispute Settlement. Students have to complete all four modules constituting, together with a Master Thesis, a total of 60 ECTS.

Inter-active teaching in weekly classes, lectures as well as seminars, are the preferred method of instruction by an internationally renowned faculty whose expertise and practical experience are valuable assets that students will benefit from throughout their studies.


Fundamental Issues of International Law

  •     Legal Foundations of World Politics (Hanspeter Neuhold)
  •     The Law of Treaties (Karl Zemanek)
  •     Human Rights (Manfred Nowak)
  •     Research Seminar in International Law (August Reinisch)

International Economic Law

  •     International Standards of Investment Protection (August Reinisch)
  •     WTO Law (Friedl Weiss)
  •     GATT/WTO Legal Framework for International Trade (Friedl Weiss)

International Organizations

  •     Accountability of International Organizations (August Reinisch)
  •     The EU as an International Actor (Gerhard Hafner)

International Dispute Settlement

  •     Crisis Management and Conflict Settlement (Hanspeter Neuhold)
  •     Immunities in International Law (Gerhard Hafner)
  •     Investment Arbitration (Christoph Schreuer)