The University of Geneva, founded by Jean Calvin in 1559, is Switzerland's second largest university and a member of the League of European Research Universities, which includes academic institutions such as Amsterdam, Cambridge, Heidelberg, Helsinki and Milan.

The University's Law School has an ongoing student and professor exchange program with Harvard Law School and is also part of the Strategic Alliance of Research Faculties of Law, together with twelve other prestigious law schools. The Law School offers a wide variety of academic courses covering all areas of law, with a strong focus on international and comparative law.

Benefiting from its strategic location in one of the world's main arbitration venues with a long tradition in dispute settlement, the Law School has developed a recognized area of expertise in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution incorporating research projects, conferences and seminars.