Eighth Annual Seminar

How to Handle Distribution and Agency Issues in
International Commercial Arbitration

Washington, DC
October 11-13, 2011

CO-SPONSORED BY:




The Center on International Commercial Arbitration has developed this intensive annual seminar designed to provide insights for handling arbitration cases and training legal practitioners to manage cases effectively in an international context. The seminar was conceptualized in collaboration with our co-sponsoring institutions, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); the American Arbitration Association; and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

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This three-day intensive seminar based on a mock arbitration case will provide critical skills and practical insight into handling Distribution and Agency Issues primarily from the perspective of the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association's International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).

Through dynamic interactive lectures and scenario-based exercises, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups in constant debate with international experts and will be taught skills, strategies, and tactics for successfully conducting Distribution and Agency Issues issues in international Arbitration.

The faculty, composed of leading practitioners in the field, will draw upon their experience as arbitrators and litigators to give detailed practical guidance on the various stages of the arbitration.

The seminar will discuss:

  • the preparation and filing of an arbitration request;
  • the answer to a request for arbitration;
  • the organization of arbitral proceedings;
  • the production of evidence;
  • how to conduct an arbitral hearing; and,
  • the making of an arbitral award.

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Special rates are available for alumni and current law students are also eligible to participate.

Program Schedule and Registration Specifics


For more details, review the program schedule and CLE credit information.
Online registration
is available subject to space availability until October 10, 2011.

Scholarships Available to WCL Students to participate in Seminar

The Center on International Commercial Arbitration will award scholarships to 2 WCL students to participate in the Seventh Annual Seminar.The scholarship consists of the seminar fee which includes materials, breakfasts, lunches, the opening dinner, and closing reception. Upon completion of the seminar a Certificate of Attendance will be presented. 

To qualify for the scholarship you must:

1) Be currently enrolled as a WCL student (JD, LLM, or SJD).

2) Have experience or exposure in at least 2 of the following fields: Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, and Business Law.

3) Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in arbitration.

To Apply:

Submit complete contact information, a cover letter, and curriculum vitae to arbitration@wcl.american.edu by close of business Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Winner will be announced by September 26, 2011.

For additional information:
arbitration@wcl.american.edu or (202) 274-4321