2016 Summer Seminars (English only)

Mediation: Theory & Practice

May 30 - June 2 (Tuesday to Friday) 9:00am-12:00pm
Professor: Richard Birke
The course is based on the principles of commercial mediation used by neutrals at JAMS. The curriculum revolves around a structure of phases that occur in nearly every mediation. Each phase will be examined and discussed, and then workshop participants will take on the roles of mediators and advocates and actively take part in that phase of the mediation process. They will receive expert coaching advice along the way. In addition, the course will touch on issues associated with building a practice, with ethical codes and guidelines, with international growth in the field, and more. A certificate of attendance issued by JAMS and WCL will be awarded to the participants.

Registration deadline: May 30, 2017, subject to space availability.
CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

Introduction to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration

May 30 - June 2 (Tuesday to Friday) 2:00pm-5:00pm
Professors: Monique Sasson and Laurence Shore
Provides a general overview of international commercial arbitration focusing on the following key issues: general explanation of the different institutions and rules of arbitration, institutional and ad-hoc arbitration, when to arbitrate and when to litigate, and how to draft an arbitration clause.

Registration deadline: May 30, 2017, subject to space availability.
CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

Contributions of the ICC Court of Arbitration to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration

May 30 - June 2 (Tuesday to Friday) 6:00pm-9:00pm
Professor: Louis Kimmelman
Guest Speakers: Ann Marie Whitesell, Dana MacGrath
The course will address the organization of the ICC Court and its Secretariat; main aspects of the ICC rules of Arbitration; and will analyze specific ICC cases to illustrate how procedural and substantive law issues are dealt with in ICC arbitration in practice.

Registration deadline: May 30, 2017, subject to space availability.
CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

Damages and Compensation in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration

June 5 - 8 (Monday to Thursday) 9:00am-12:00pm
Professor: Leonardo Giacchino
The course will provide practical knowledge to understand the determination of damages and compensation in arbitration.  The course is designed to navigate the economic, financial and accounting aspects of an arbitration and to acquire the tools for successful participation in discussions of all aspects of valuation in arbitrations.

Registration deadline: June 5, 2017, subject to space availability
CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration

June 5 and 6 (Monday and Tuesday), 6:00pm to 9:00pm
June 7 (Wednesday) 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Coffee break: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Professors: Michael Jaffe and Jack Mckay
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. 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 credit students:

Semester courses:
1) International Commercial Arbitration (LAW- 982-001): Grigera Naón - Frutos Peterson
2) Practical Aspects of International Dispute Resolution (LAW-795AD-001) Sobota - Kotuby

Having taken or being enrolled in the following summer courses

Arbitraje Comercial Internacional (Grigera Naón & Frutos Peterson) LAW-789-002
Introduction to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (Sasson & Shore) LAW 780S-001

CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)
Registration deadline: June 5, 2017, subject to space availability

Investor-State Arbitration

June 12 - 15 (Monday to Thursday) 2:00pm-5:00pm
Professor: Jean Kalicki & ICSID Experts

Provides an overview of arbitration under Investment Treaties – including NAFTA (Chapter 11) arbitration – and ICSID Arbitration of Disputes under Investment Treaties. The course will also address “hot topics” in Investor-State Arbitration including transparency and third party participation, denial of justice and resort to local courts, provisional measures, parallel proceedings and diplomatic protection, substantive issues in annulment proceedings, proposals for appeal mechanisms, and enforcement of awards. The class will include a presentation by a representative from ICSID and presentations by several guest speakers experienced in treaty arbitration.

Registration deadline: June 12, 2017, subject to space availability
CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

International Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues

June 12 - 15 (Monday to Thursday) 6:00pm-9:00pm
Professor: Horacio Grigera Naón

Deals with practical aspects of choice-of-law problems in international arbitration cases concerning both the procedure and the merits. The main goal of this course is, by analyzing different arbitral awards, to teach the various choice-of-law approaches observed by international commercial arbitrators when making applicable law or rules of law determinations and how these approaches have evolved thorough the years. The course aims to contrast the choice-of-law reasoning of arbitrators with those of national courts of law when confronted with the same or similar issues.

Registration deadline: June 12, 2017, subject to space availability
CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)