Distance-Learning Programs in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration

American University Washington College of Law (WCL) offers an unparalleled opportunity to pursue Distance-Learning Certificates in International and Investment Arbitration.

Programs are offered two times per year: Fall Session (begins in September) and Spring Session (begins in January).

The programs are 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 distance-learning Certificate Programs provide participants with the flexibility to 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.

Who Should Apply?

This Certificate Program is geared to recent graduates and mid-career attorneys eager to acquire working knowledge of the legal principles and practical implications of international commercial and investment arbitration. The programs are also a good way to update knowledge for attorneys who have had some exposure to arbitration, and who want to follow up to the latest developments in this quickly changing field. 

The programs are further open to other specialists without a legal qualification, such as economist, engineers and political scientists who are interested in learning more about international arbitration. Candidates who do not hold a law degree must send a CV and statement of interest to arbitration@wcl.american.edu

Optional Traditional Face-to-Face "Seat Time" in Washington, D.C.

Registration in the programs (commercial or investment arbitration), has the added benefit of having the option of auditing 2 summer courses during the Arbitration Summer Program. This will allow participants to meet the Professors and complement online learning with traditional face-to-face "seat time.”

Register for an Online Program