A Primer in International Commercial Arbitration

An Innovative 4.5 hour long online course about the nuts-and-bolts of international commercial arbitration, taught by leading practitioners in the field

This course will guide you through the basics you need to know to be part of any discussion involving international commercial arbitration. You will learn basic ideas, strategies and legal concepts  to assess the next steps to take in your cases. 

Who should Attend

The legal field of international arbitration has expanded significantly over the past twenty years, and it is today one of the most complex and dynamic areas of international legal practice.

You will learn the basics:

to negotiating a contract and want to include an arbitration clause;

to serve as expert or fact witness in an arbitral proceeding; or

to evaluate the consequences of a breach a contract if the matter goes to arbitration;


This course is structured in three modules:

Module 1 - Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration and the Arbitration Agreement (duration approx. 1:10 hours);

Module 2 - The Arbitral Proceeding (duration approx. 1:50 hours); and

Module 3 - Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards (duration approx. 1:20 hours). 

The course consists of various tools that are very effective in online training:

Pre-recorded videos made by world renown experts in the field of international arbitration;

Documents, graphics, and other reading material, always to the point;

Quizzes and questionnaires to confirm and practice your knowledge.

registration Fee

The cost of this course is $275 for one user. For group or law firm discounts, please contact the Center at arbitration@wcl.american.edu.

Once your registration has been accepted, you can access the course on demand, at any time, for a period of two weeks. After these two weeks, the username and password will expire.

Please note that this is only a first approach to International Arbitration. If after taking this short introductory course you decide to explore international arbitration more in depth, the Center on International Commercial Arbitration offers a wide range of specialized courses and trainings, including our comprehensive, 16-week long online Certificate Programs, and our prestigious LL.M. program in International Arbitration and Business Law, where you have the possibility to gain a profound understanding of this field of practice.

How to Register

Please click here to register.

If you have any questions, please send an email to arbitration@wcl.american.edu