2016 Summer Seminars (English only)

 


May 31 - June 3
Tuesday to Friday,
9-12pm

 

Mediation: Theory & Practice

Professors: Richard Birke, Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher, Hernando Otero and Fernando Navarro Sánchez

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 31, 2016, subject to space availability.

CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

 

May 31 - June 3
Tuesday to Friday,
2-5pm

 

Introduction to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration

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 31, 2016, subject to space availability.

CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

 

May 31 - June 3
Tuesday to Friday,
6-9pm

 

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

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 31, 2016, subject to space availability.

CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

 

June 6-9
Monday to Thursday,
6-9pm

 

International Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues
Professor: Horacio Grigera Naón


Deals with practical aspects of choice-of-law problems in international arbitration cases concerning both the procedure and the merits.

Registration deadline: June 6, 2016, subject to space availability.

CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

 

June 7-10
Tuesday to Friday,
2-5pm

 

Investor-State Arbitration

Professor: Jean Kalicki
Guest speakers: Francisco Grob and Otylia Babiak of ICSID and Mallory Silberman and José ANtonio Rivas of Arnold & Porter LLP

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 7, 2016, subject to space availability.

CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

 






June 13-16
Monday to Thursday
9-12pm

 

Damages and Compensation in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration 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 13, 2016, subject to space availability

CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

 


June 13 & 14, 6pm-9pm. June 15, 2pm to 9pm
Break: 5-6pm

 

 

Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration

Professors: Michael Jaffe and Jack Mckay
This session will provide advanced students and practitioners with essential skills to examine and cross-examine witnesses. Based on a mock arbitration case, participants will improve their skills under the rigorous scrutiny of renowned arbitration practitioners.

CLE: 10 CLE credits (12 if NY)

Registration deadline: June 13, 2016, subject to space availability.