2010 Arbitration Summer Session Exam Information

The 2010 International Arbitration Summer Session offers 5 one-credit courses in English and 3 courses in Spanish:

Courses in English:

Please note that Exams are optional for certificate students. All students will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Time Period

Students may download the take-home exams from the day after the last class of the course has taken place. The exam will be available online until Monday, July 5, 2010 at MyWCL

Your username and password will be sent to you the first day of class.

Given the interrelated nature of these courses, students taking more than one course are advised to take all the exams at the end of the three week session. Students are allowed the accumulated time allowed for each individual exam. In that way, students can use the knowledge they have acquired through the whole session.

If you are taking one course, you would have one day or 24 hours to complete your exam, as explained below.

  • 1 course: Arbitration Exam is due in 1 day, or 24 hours;
  • 2 courses: Arbitration exams are due in 2 days, or 48 hours;
  • 3 courses: Arbitration exams are due in 3 days, or 72 hours;
  • 4 courses: Arbitration exams are due in 4 days, or 96 hours; and
  • 5 courses: Arbitration exams are due in 5 days, or 120 hours;

The exam must be uploaded within the allotted time.  Any exam that is returned after the allotted time period will be given a failing grade. Under no circumstances are you allowed to exceed the allotted time period. If you have any questions, please send an email to arbitration@wcl.american.edu or call 202-274-4321


Independent Study, The Federal Arbitration Act in Practice (LAW-799)

To earn one credit students will be required to write a 20 to 25 page paper which will be due on July 20, 2010. Students that wish to fulfill the upper level writing requirement will have to write a single topic paper on the subject matter of not less than 30 pages.