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May 30 - June 14, 2017

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2016 Summer Program
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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 2016 courses and events please see "Calendar."

We are pleased to announce that for the 2017 summer and in cooperation with JAMS, we will offer again a practical training session on mediation. This session will be offered in both English and Spanish. A certificate of attendance from WCL and JAMS will be awarded to the participants.

2016 Faculty:

Daniela Arguello, Legal Counsel–Institutional Matters, ICSID

Otylia Babiak, Legal Counsel–Institutional Matters, ICSID

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

Alvaro Galindo, International Counsel, Dechert LLP

Leonardo Giacchino, Partner, Solutions Economics, LLP

Horacio Grigera Naón, Director, Center on International Commercial Arbitration

Francisco Grob, Legal Associate, Case Management Teams, ICSID

Catalina Echeverri Gallego, Associate, Dechert LLP

Michael Evan Jaffe, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Jean Kalicki, Independent Arbitrator

Louis B. Kimmelman, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Dana MacGrath, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP

Jack McKay, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Marisa Planells-Valero, Legal Associate, Case Management Teams, ICSID

José Antonio Rivas, Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP

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

Mallory Silberman, Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP

Laurence Shore, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Eduardo Silva Romero, Partner, Dechert LLP

Anne Marie Whitesell, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center