Specialized Summer Program on International Commercial Arbitration

May 28 – June 13, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Program! 

This three-week Summer Program exposes practitioners and students to critical skills and practical insights into handling arbitration cases under various arbitration systems. The program brings together world-renowned practitioners and arbitrators who will present 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 program begins with general courses during the first week and continues with more specific issues. Luncheons and networking activities provide participants with the opportunity to exchange information and interact with their peers and expert instructors.

The Summer Program is open to:  

1) Foreign Attorneys for a certificate of completion (Diploma) or attendance. More 

2) U.S. Practitioners for continuing legal education (CLE) credit and/or certificate of completion (Diploma) or attendance. More 

3) WCL & Visiting  J.D. and LL.M. candidates for academic credit. More   

WCL J.D. or LL.M. Students who would to take summer courses for academic credit do not require a special application. Please enroll through your my.american.edu account. Registration opens March 2019. Please see Academic Calendar for more information. Visiting students. Visiting JD and LLM Students must complete the registration form available here. More

Please see below information about housing, pre-arrival, networking, exams, readings and visa.

Schedule of Courses

Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31, 2019

09:00am - 12:00pm: Mediation Theory & Practice
02:00pm - 05:10pm: Introduction to the Practice of Int'l Arbitration
02:00pm - 05:10pm: Arbitraje Comercial Internacional
06:00pm - 09:10pm: Int'lChamber of Commerce Arbitration

Monday, June 3 - Thursday, June 6, 2019

10:00am - 01:10pm: Arbitraje Inversionista-Estado (Español)
02:00pm - 05:10pm: Int'l Arbitration & Choice-of-Law Issues
06:00pm - 09:10pm: Investor-State Arbitration

Monday, June 10 - Thursday, June 13, 2019

09:00am - 12:10pm: Compensation & Damages in Arbitration
02:00pm - 05:10pm: Aspectos Prácticos del Proceso Arbitral (Español)
06:00pm - 09:10pm: Practical Skills & Cross-Examination in Arbitration

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