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May 31 - June 16, 2016

2016 Summer Program
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Deadline to apply:
March 15 , 2016 (5:00pm DC time.)

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Scholarship Opportunity for Prospective LLM Students!

This three-week Summer Program exposes practitioners and advanced students to critical skills and practical insights into handling arbitration cases under various arbitration systems. The session brings together world-renowned practitioners and arbitrators presenting six seminars designed for professional development. 

The summer curriculum was carefully designed with the idea of providing participants a comprehensive understanding of how international commercial arbitration works.  The session begins with general courses during the first week and continues with more specific issues.  The Session also offers a practical seminar combining lectures and role play in order to provide students with a practical perspective. Luncheons and networking activities provide participants with the opportunity to exchange information and interact with their peers and expert instructors.

Sessions can be taken for Certificate of Attendance, Certificate of Completion (Diploma) and CLE Credit.

J.D. or LL.M. Students who desire to take summer courses for academic credit, please click here...

For a schedule of courses and events please see "Calendar."

We are pleased to announce that for the 2016 summer and in cooperation with JAMS, we will offer a new practical training session on mediation. The course entitled Mediation: Theory & Practice, will take place May 31 - June 3, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This session will be offered in both English and Spanish. Richard Birke, Executive Director at JAMS Institute; Hernando Otero, Fellow and Adjunct Professor at WCL; and Fernando Navarro Sánchez, Client Relations Manager at JAMS, Mexico will be in charge of the session. A certificate of attendance from WCL and JAMS will be awarded to the participants.

Summer Special Event:

Conference: Corruption in International Arbitration
Presented by Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez, Partner at King & Spalding LLP and Aloysius Llamzon, Associate at King & Spalding LLP
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm (Room TBD)
This event is free and open to the public

2016 Faculty:

Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Managing Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Washington DC

Alvaro Galindo, International Counsel, Dechert LLP, Washington

Leonardo Giacchino, Partner, Solutions Economics, LLP

Horacio Grigera Naón, Director, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, Washington DC

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

Jean Kalicki, Independent Arbitrator, Washington DC

Louis B. Kimmelman, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, New York

Dana MacGrath, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP, New York

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

Monique Sasson, Co-Managing Editor of the ITA Arbitration Report and of World Trade and Arbitration Materials, New York

Laurence Shore, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, New York

Eduardo Silva Romero, Partner, Dechert, Paris

Anne Marie Whitesell, Independent Arbitrator, Washington