Program Information

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Second Annual Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration

How to Handle a Construction Case Under
the International Arbitration Rules of the AAA

Washington, DC
September 12-15, 2005


Taught by leading practitioners in the field, this four-day intensive advanced seminar provides critical skills and practical insight into handling cases under the International Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association's (AAA) International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Through dynamic interactive lectures and scenario-based exercises, participants will be taught skills, strategies, and tactics for successfully conducting international arbitration cases on various factual and legal bases.

In response to the widespread use of arbitration for resolving disputes from international business and economic transactions, the Washington College of Law's International Arbitration Program has developed an advanced practical seminar to provide legal practitioners with techniques for handling arbitration cases. The First Annual Seminar, held in 2004, centered on a mock arbitration case under the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Rules. The Seminar met with unprecedented success, bringing together practitioners and arbitrators from 16 countries. We invite you to join us for this year's seminar and benefit from the faculty expertise presented on international arbitration under the rules of the AAA's International Centre for Dispute Resolution.

Faculty Experts

  • Gullermo Aguilar Alvarez, SAI Abogados; Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Dmitri Evseev, Winston & Strawn LLP, Washington, DC
  • John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York, NY
  • A. Manuel Garc�a, Winston & Strawn LLP, Washington, DC
  • Oscar Garibaldi, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Horacio A. Grigera Na�n, Director, International Arbitration Program, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
  • Susan Lee, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, DC
  • Luis M. Mart�nez, Vice-President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association, Washington, DC
  • Steven S. Michaels, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY
  • Betty Southard Murphy, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Washington, DC
  • Charles R.P. Nairac, White & Case LLP, New York, NY
  • Elliot E. Polebaum, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson LLP
  • Paolo Di Rosa, Winston & Strawn LLP, Washington, DC
  • William K. Slate II, President, American Arbitration Association, New York, NY
  • Margrete Stevens, Senior Counsel, The World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Perry Wallace Jr., Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC