The LL.M. in International Arbitration and Business Law is a flexible degree program designed for professionals and law graduates interested in commercial cross-border transactions and dispute settlement through arbitration. Participants in this program have the option to take the courses:

  • fully in-residence (all 24 credits on campus in Washington, D.C.)
  • hybrid with some classes in-residence in Washington, D.C. and some online
  • fully online (an entirely virtual degree)

The faculty are accomplished arbitrators, practitioners, academics, and representatives from arbitral institutions. The specialized faculty also draws form the prominent Center on International Commercial Arbitration at AUWCL, directed by Professor Horacio Grigera Naon. They bring a broad spectrum of practical experience to the classroom. The direct interaction and engagement with this exceptional faculty enables students in this LL.M. program to build valuable professional relationships.

The core courses of this LL.M. degree cover the fundamentals of international arbitration and business law, and include commercial and investment arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, international business transactions, international contracts and sales, and international investment law. The key electives complement the core courses and cover certain focus areas, such as choice-of-law issues in international arbitration, ICC arbitration, the calculation of damages in arbitration, mediation, negotiation, and international contract drafting.

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    Best Schools for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
  • 100+
    Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty in International Law
  • 50+
    Countries Represented in the LL.M. Annually
  • 4000+
    LL.M. Alumni Worldwide