Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration

Monday and Tuesday, June 8 and 9 (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM) and Wednesday, June 10 (2:00 PM to 9:00 PM). (CLE Available)

This workshop is designed to provide advanced students and practitioners with essential skills to cross-examine witnesses. Participants will improve their skills under the rigorous scrutiny of arbitration practitioners.

Members of the faculty will conduct training on cross-examination skills with the help of audio-visual and video-tape equipment. Each participant will take turns acting on behalf of the claimant and the respondent. The panel members will analyze each performance and make suggestions for improvement at the end of the hearing.

Prerequisites for WCL students:

1) Application of Intl Arbitration Fundamentals (LAW- 982-001)

2) Having taken or being enrolled in the following courses:

International Commercial Arbitration (Grigera Naón & Frutos Peterson)
Application of Intl Arbitration Fundamentals (Jaffe & McKay)
Introduction to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (Sasson & Shore)

Academic Credit: In order to receive academic credit, students must receive a passing grade for this course. Students will be graded on their participation and in-class presentations that are part of the workshop.


Michael Evan Jaffe, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington

Jack McKay, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington