Online Summer Certificate Programs on International Commercial Arbitration

June 1 - July 26, 2021

To register please download the  form available here and send it back to us attached to an email to scastiglione@wcl.american.edu. We will generate the deposit payment link and send it to you.

This year and as a way to combat zoom fatigue, we are offering a special edition of our Online Certificate Programs in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration.

Following our exceptional record of accomplishment and experience with the spring and fall online programs, we have adjusted the length and updated the content to provide a stimulating and engaging learning experience. Enjoy the summer wherever you may be and learn about current developments and trends in international arbitration!

The online programs provide a balanced amount of asynchronous lectures, readings, and hands-on activities, combined with live virtual classes by renowned experts and practitioners in arbitration.

Certificate

To earn a certificate of completion participants must take and pass an exam (24 hour-take home.) Those not wishing to take the exams will receive a certificate of attendance.

2021 certificate programs/courses:

Intro to the practice of International Commercial Arbitration
(28 hours or 2 academic credits)

June 1 to July 26. Includes 16 hours of asynchronous lectures & 8 weekly synchronous (real-time) classes (Tuesdays 9:00 to 10:00 AM.)
Professor: Horacio Grigera Naón.
Please see detailed program per module here

Investor-State Arbitration
(28 hours or 2 academic credits)

June 1 to July 26. Includes 16 hours of asynchronous lectures & 8 weekly synchronous (real-time) classes (Thursdays 9:00 to 10:00 AM.)
Professors: Charles (Chip) Rosenberg & Timothy Foden.
Please see detailed program per module here

These programs are also offered in Spanish.

Mediation: Theory & Practice
(14 hours or one academic credits)

June 1 to 4. Includes 14 hours of synchronous asynchronous lectures   9:00 AM to 12:15 PM.)
Professor: Hernando Otero

Each program (except for the Mediation Certificate) has a, 8-week duration. Participants must be self-motivated and able to dedicate approximately 6 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 meet with the professor once a week for a one-hour live virtual lecture. In addition, students will also be able to access a Professor when needed. We will have invited guest speakers in live or pre-recorded sessions. These guest speakers will cover specific topics of international arbitration that will further contextualize the general topics covered in the course. There will also take place activities to allow socializing and networking through virtual means.

Please note that while the programs are self-paced, weekly advances and participation are expected.

The Summer Programs are open to:  

  1. Foreign Attorneys for a certificate of completion (Diploma) or attendance.
  2. U.S. Practitioners for a certificate of completion (Diploma) or attendance.
  3. WCL & Visiting J.D. and LL.M. candidates for academic credit. Each program is a two-credit ABA course. The Mediation Program is a one-credit ABA course.

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.  See Academic Calendar for more information. Visiting students, Visiting JD, and LL.M Students must complete the registration form available here.

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