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Recognition

This Certificate is recognized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as equivalent to the module “Introduction to International Arbitration.” This exemption will allow participants to apply for Associate membership with CIArb.


Accreditation for all states
will be applied for as requested

How to Apply

Online Application Form

Fall Session Starts
September 7, 2016!


Deadline to register:
September 1, 2016

Admission Requirements

Tuition: $2,475.00

This fee covers the cost of materials and the option of auditing summer courses during our Arbitration Summer Program (May 29 – 15, 2017, Washington D.C.). This would allow you to meet the Professors and complement online learning with traditional face-to-face "seat time."

Program Faculty

Technology

CLE Information:
13 CLE credit hours (based on a 60 minute per hour state)
15 CLE credit hours (based on a 50 minute per hour state)

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information:

Center on International Commercial Arbitration
American University
Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Susana Castiglione,
Assistant Director, Center on International Commercial Arbitration
Phone: 202-274-4321
Email: arbitration@wcl.american.edu

Online Certificate Program


American University Washington College of Law offers an unparalleled opportunity to pursue an Online Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration. This online program is an extension of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration at AUWCL and is directed by Professor Horacio A. Grigera Naón, independent international arbitrator and former secretary general of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.

A Unique Online Certificate Program

The online courses are designed to prepare participants with the foundational knowledge and skills to succeed in the complex and ever-changing field of international arbitration. With a focus on both theory and practice, the curriculum explores a range of topics, including the legal principles and practical implications of International Commercial Arbitration.

Optional traditional face-to-face "seat time"

The program includes the option of auditing summer courses during the Arbitration Summer Program (May 29 – June 15, 2017, Washington D.C.). This would allow participants to meet the Professors and complement online learning with traditional face-to-face "seat time.

Who Should Apply?

This graduate certificate program is geared to new graduates and mid career professionals eager to acquire working knowledge of the legal principles and practical implications of International Commercial Arbitration and International Investment Arbitration.

Students will learn:

  • Necessary skills to negotiate and draft arbitration clauses, claims, and responses.

  • Strategies to succeed in arbitration hearings, and to recognize and enforce arbitral awards.

  • How to apply the varying legal norms of jurisdictions where international commercial arbitrations take place.

What Makes this program Different?

This program provides participants with the flexibility to earn a certificate in International Commercial Arbitration from a world-renowned educational institution in Washington, D.C. while maintaining their day-to-day commitments.

Length of the Program

The program is designed to be completed in 16 weeks.

About the Program

The program focuses on the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to handle international commercial arbitral cases either as counsel or arbitrator, both from the substantive and procedural law standpoint. The course will explore different issues arising in the conduct of international arbitrations and the making and enforcement of arbitral awards by focusing on arbitration awards, court decisions in the area of arbitration, the interaction between national courts and international arbitral tribunals, national arbitration statutes, international arbitration treaties and the arbitral rules of leading international arbitration institutions. 

The International Commercial Arbitration online program uses the most advanced web-based technology available.

Our state-of-the-art technology features:

  • An extraordinary learning environment that blends asynchronous and synchronous tools.

  • Self-paced coursework produced by AUWCL faculty and world-class practitioners.

  • AUWCL faculty, available one-on-one through virtual technologies.

  • A collaborative online community that uses familiar social networking, group, and organizational tools.