Distance-Learning Programs in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration

Spring 2023 Session Start:  1 February 2023

Registration Deadline: 25 January 2022
(The Fall 2023 session will start 15 September 2023)

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The programs are a project of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration directed by Horacio A. Grigera Naón, an independent international arbitrator and former secretary general of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.

The Center offers a short 4.5-hour long online course about the nuts-and-bolts of international commercial arbitration and 16-week substantive certificate programs on commercial and investment arbitration.

A Primer in International Commercial Arbitration

This introductory course will guide participants through the basics necessary to be part of any discussion involving international commercial arbitration.  Participants will learn basic ideas, strategies and legal concepts  to assess the next steps to take in your cases. Registrations are accepted on a rolling basis. See more information 

Distance-Learning CERTIFICATE Programs in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration 

These full-fledged distance-learning Certificate Programs focus on the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to handle international commercial and investment arbitral cases either as counsel or arbitrator, both from the substantive and procedural law standpoint.  Participants will  earn a certificate in International Arbitration from a world-renowned educational institution in Washington, D.C. while maintaining their day-to-day commitments. The programs make use of the flexibility of online communication technology to prepare participants with the foundational knowledge and skills to succeed in the complex and ever-changing field of international arbitration.


Each program has a 16-week duration. Participants must be self-motivated and able to dedicate approximately 7 to 10 hours a week to watch video-lectures and work on quizzes, problems, and readings. Students may access the lectures according to their schedule, and will be able to access a Professor when needed. While the program is self-paced, weekly advances and participation are expected.


Tuition per program is $2,475.00. Non-refundable registration fee for one or both programs is $65. Participants should complete and submit the following:

Online Application Form : https://american.catalog.instructure.com/browse/wcl

important note 

Participation in these programs does not include a free participation in the summer in-person programs in Washington, D.C. 

Register for the Online Program