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How to reach us

Library opening hours
From Monday to Friday: 8am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Services and library informations 
From Monday to Friday:
9am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm 

Legal secretaries
From Monday to Friday:
9am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm 


Extraordinary closures

From 7pm on Thursday April 1st 2021, 
to 8am on Tuesday April 3rd 2021. 

Ascension day: Thursday May 13th 2021

Pentecost: Monday May 24th 2021

National day
: Sunday August 1st 2021

Christmas : from 12 pm on Friday December 24th 2021, to 8 am on Monday December 27th.

New Year  : from  7pm on Thursday December 30th 2021, to 8am on Monday January 3rd 2022.

The Institute is located on the campus of the University of Lausanne in Dorigny, 6 kilometeres from the centre Lausanne.

The building is situated just off the route cantonale just behind the Synathlon building and between the Internef building and the Unicentre building.

By air: The closest airport is Geneva-Cointrin (approx. 60 km away) from, which one can travel to Lausanne’s main railway station by train.

By train: Exit Lausanne’s main railway station (CFF), cross “Place de la Gare” and locate the metro station. Take the metro m2 one stop to the station “Lausanne-Flon.” At the Lausanne-Flon metro station, transfer to the Metro m1. Take the Metro m1 to the station “UNIL-Chamberonne” (6th stop) and follow the sign which indicates “Institut Suisse de droit comparé.” 

By car: From the A1 or A12/A9 motorways, follow signs for Lausanne-Sud, then take the exit Université-EPFL. Take the first exit at the roundabout (route de la Chamberonne). The car park (pay & display) of the Swiss Institute of Comparative law is to the left. Follow the signs for “Institut suisse de droit compare”.

Swiss Institute of Comparative Law 
CH-1015 Lausanne 

GPS coordinates: 46.52117 / 6.583

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