Elena Cima


Elena Cima

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Elena Cima is a Lecturer in International Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Geneva. She holds a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, a Bachelor of Laws LL.B from the University of Milan and an LL.M degree from Yale Law School, where she was editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals on international trade, investment, and environmental law, as well as Chinese energy law and policy.

Academic Career

  • 2019 – present: Lecturer (Maître Assistante), Université de Genève (Institut des Sciences de l’Environnement/Faculté de Droit)
  • 2015 – 2019 : Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
    Ph.D in International Law (summa cum laude). From Exception to Promotion: Re-thinking the Relationship between International Trade and Environmental Law
    Teaching Assistant (LLM in Public International Law)
  • 2013 – 2014: Yale Law School
    LL.M degree
    Editor for the Yale Journal of International Law
    Teaching Assistant
  • 2011 – 2013 : Peking University/Tsinghua University
    Marie Curie Fellow
    7th Framework Program of the European Union (“Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments: towards an integrated approach on national and international stage” (EPSEI), and “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energy and Environmental Industries” (POREEN).)
  • 2009 – 2010 : Harvard Law School
    Visiting Scholar
  • 2005 – 2010 : University of Milan – Law Faculty
    Bachelor in Law 


An up-to-date list of publications is available here.