May 29 - June 14, 2007
Washington, D.C.



Taught by leading practitioners and arbitrators from throughout the world, the International Arbitration Summer Session focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of international arbitration and provides insights on the practice of international arbitration and the handling of arbitration cases.

The Summer Session is open to practitioners for a certificate of attendance and continuing legal education (CLE) credit. JD and LLM candidates can earn academic credit. Courses are designed to meet the complex needs and busy schedules of practicing attorneys. Students will gain first-hand knowledge of the complexities of international commercial arbitration and earn up to five credits during the three-week period. Visiting students can apply to use these credits toward an LLM degree from the Washington College of Law.

Course offerings include:

Faculty experts included:

Featured Course in Spanish!

Developed at the request of our partners in Latin America, the course “Arbitraje Comercial Internacional,” is a Spanish alternative to the “Nuts and Bolts” course
and an attractive option for firms with increasing caseloads in Latin America to expose their attorneys to an arbitration context in Spanish.

El curso Arbitraje Comercial Internacional puede ser tomado por crédito académico o diploma y está a cargo de Horacio Grigera Naón. El mismo tendrá lugar dejunio 2 a 5 de 13 a 16 hs.

El curso tiene por objeto brindar una introducción general al arbitraje comercial internacional e incluye los siguientes temas: elementos básicos del arbitraje internacional, el acuerdo arbitral, cómo redactar una cláusula de arbitraje, el derecho aplicable, inicio del arbitraje, la constitución y organización del tribunal arbitral, imparcialidad e independencia de los árbitros, conducción del proceso,
audiencias arbitrales y reconocimiento y ejecución de los laudos arbitrales.

Testimonials 2006 Summer Session


“ I have found that each of the students bring fascinating perspectives to the class. As a result, you have a real international classroom, representing many nationalities, legal systems and experiences. This kind of practical and multicultural setting is very useful in exploring the benefits and issues in international arbitration.”

Louis B. Kimmelman, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP, N.Y.

"I had the opportunity to participate in the 2006 International Arbitration Summer Session. It was a very interesting experience not only from the theoretical and practical aspects, but from the social aspect as well.  It gave me the opportunity to interact with prestigious university professors, practitioners from across the globe, as well as law students which gave me the chance to share extremely interesting experiences. 

The law school put all of its resources at the disposal of the participants of this course – the summer session was very well organized. I sincerely recommend this program to all practitioners interested in commercial arbitration.”

Federico S. Deyá, Marval, O´Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

"Even with an academic background in engineering, my attendance at the WCL International Arbitration Summer Session can only be described as an unqualified positive experience!

The instructors are leaders in their profession, and the quality of instruction was top notch. I found the courses to be thought provoking, challenging, and worthwhile. I would recommend this program without hesitation."

Aisha Nadar, Nadar Consulting, Texas USA