2010 Summer Session: Courses

Note: The courses below are available for academic credit or for a Certificate of Attendance/CLE credit .

June 1-4
Tuesday to Friday
6-9pm

Investor-State Arbitration: Current Developments
(1 credit)
Professor: Jean Kalicki
Guest Speakers: team of ICSID Experts


Provides an overview of arbitration under Investment Treaties – including NAFTA (chapter 11) arbitration – and ICSID Arbitration of Disputes under Investment Treaties. The course will also address “hot topics” in Investor-State Arbitration including transparency and third party participation, denial of justice and resort to local courts, provisional measures, parallel proceedings and diplomatic protection, substantive issues in annulment proceedings, proposals for appeal mechanisms, and enforcement of awards.

Registration deadline: June 1, 2009, subject to space availability

CLE: 12 CLE credits (14 if NY)

 

June 1-4
Tuesday to Friday,
2-5pm

Nuts and Bolts of International Commercial Arbitration
(1 credit)
Loukas Mistelis and Lawrence Shore


Provides a general overview of international commercial arbitration focusing on the following key issues: general explanation of the different institutions and rules of arbitration, institutional and ad-hoc arbitration, when to arbitrate and when to litigate, how to draft an arbitration clause.

Registration deadline: June 1, 2009, subject to space availability

CLE: 12 CLE credits (14 if NY)





 

June 7-10
Monday to Thursday
2-5pm

International Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues
(1 credit)
Professor: Horacio Grigera Naón


Deals with practical aspects of choice-of-law problems in international arbitration cases concerning both the procedure and the merits.

Registration deadline: June 7, 2009, subject to space availability

CLE: 12 CLE credits (14 if NY)






 

June 7-10
Monday to Thursday
6-9pm

Contributions of the ICC Court of Arbitration to the Development of Commercial Law
(1 credit)
Professor:Louis Kimmelman
Guest Speaker: Ann Marie Whitesell

The course will address organization of the ICC Court and its Secretariat; main aspects of the ICC rules of Arbitration and, will analyze specific ICC cases to illustrate how procedural and substantive law issues are dealt with in practice in ICC arbitration.

Registration deadline: June 7, 2009, subject to space availability

CLE: 12 CLE credits (14 if NY)





       

June13-17
Monday-Thursday
6-9pm

Advanced Seminar: Practical Skills and Cross-Examination in International Arbitration
(1 credit)
Professors: Michael Jaffe and Jose Astigarraga


Offers a practical view of the international arbitration process from the constitution of the arbitral tribunal to the preparation of the award. Lectures on key aspects of the process will be followed by role playing.

Registration deadline: June 13, 2009, subject to space availability

Note: This course includes the Advanced Seminar: Cross-Examination in International Arbitration


CLE: 3 CLE credits (14 if NY)


       

Monday June 14
10:00 am to 12:00 pm and
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Independent Study: The Federal Arbitration Act
(1 credit)
Professor: Janis Brennan


This course offering will follow guidelines for credit determined by WCL’s independent study guidelines and will be introduced by four hours of class time that will take place June 14, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The lectures will cover the structure of the FAA, how it works in practice, and current "hot topics" in the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the United States. The course will conclude with a brief case study of the U.S. courts role in an international commercial arbitration dispute between U.S. and Latin American companies involving a commodities shipment from a third country."

To earn one credit, students will be required to write a 20 to 25 page paper (see wcl.american.edu/studentaffairs/independentstudy.cfm for details)

CLE: 4 CLE credits (14 if NY)