LL.M. in International Legal Studies - International Commercial Arbitration Specialization

The law school's International Legal Studies LLM Program prepares lawyers to meet new international law challenges and become leaders in the global practice of law. The LLM program is intellectually and culturally diverse, and is consistently recognized as one of the top international law programs in the nation.

The specialization in International Commercial Arbitration is designed to educate and train students in the theory and practice of International Commercial Arbitration by focusing on procedural and substantive law issues that arise in the practice of international commercial arbitration, as well as foreseeable future developments.

Taught by leading practitioners in the field, the specialization covers the theory and practice of international commercial arbitration. Students will acquire working knowledge of the legal principles and practical implications underlying international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration. Students will learn, among other skills, to negotiate and draft arbitration clauses, claims and responses. They will also learn strategies to perform in arbitration hearings, and key aspects of the enforcement of arbitral awards.

Topics include, among others:

  • Arbitration, litigation and other international dispute resolution mechanisms

  • Institutional and Ad-hoc Arbitration

  • Investor-State Arbitration

  • The relation between Arbitration, Human Rights, and Environmental Law

  • How to conduct arbitration hearings

  • Choice-of-Law Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

  • Construction Arbitration