2022 Summer Certificate Online Arbitration Programs

Introduction to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (28 hours or 2 credits)

Tuesday, May 31 to Thursday, June 9
2:00 PM to 5:10 PM
Registration deadline: May 27, 2022 subject to space availability

CLE:* Total 60-minute hours: 24 (substantive law) | Total 50-minute hours: 28 (substantive law)
Professors: Timothy FodenCharles B. Rosenberg and Gretta Walters 
This two-credit course/program explores different issues arising in the conduct of international arbitrations and the making and enforcement of arbitral awards by focusing on arbitration awards, court decisions in the area of arbitration, the interaction between national courts and international arbitral tribunals, national arbitration statutes, international arbitration treaties and the arbitral rules of leading international arbitration institutions. The first part will consist of theoretical aspects while the second part will be practical and include the teaching of the basic advocacy skills required to participate in an arbitration, including the cross-examination of witnesses.

Investor-State Arbitration (14 hours or 1 credits)

Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3
6:00 PM to 9:10 PM

Guest Speaker:  ICSID experts
Registration deadline: May 27, 2022 subject to space availability

CLE:* Total 60-minute hours: 12 (substantive law) | Total 50-minute hours: 14 (substantive law)
Professor: Gaela Gehring Flores
Provides an overview of arbitration under Investment Treaties – including NAFTA (Chapter 11) arbitration – and ICSID Arbitration of Disputes under Investment Treaties. The course will also address “hot topics” in Investor-State Arbitration including transparency and third party participation, denial of justice and resort to local courts, provisional measures, parallel proceedings and diplomatic protection, substantive issues in annulment proceedings, proposals for appeal mechanisms, and enforcement of awards. The class will include a presentation by a representative from ICSID and presentations by several guest speakers experienced in treaty arbitration.

Mediation: Theory & Practice (14 hours or 1 credits)

Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3
9:00 AM to 12:10 PM
Registration deadline: May 27, 2022 subject to space availability

CLE:* Total 60-minute hours: 12 (substantive law) | Total 50-minute hours: 14 (substantive law)
Professor: Hernando Otero
The curriculum revolves around a structure of phases that occur in nearly every mediation. Each phase will be examined and discussed, and then workshop participants will take on the roles of mediators and advocates and will actively take part in that phase of the mediation process. They will receive expert coaching advice along the way. In addition, the course will touch on issues associated with building a practice, with ethical codes and guidelines, with international growth in the field, and more.

Damages and Compensation in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (14 hours or 1 credits)

Monday, June 6 to Thursday, June 9
9:00 AM to 12:10 PM
Registration deadline: June 3, 2022 subject to space availability

CLE:* Total 60-minute hours: 12 (substantive law) | Total 50-minute hours: 14 (substantive law)
Professors: Leonardo Giacchino and Alden L. Atkins
The course will provide practical knowledge for understanding the determination of damages and compensation in arbitration.  The course is designed to navigate the economic, financial and accounting aspects of an arbitration. The course will also give the tools for successful participation in discussions of all aspects of valuation in arbitration.

corruption in commercial and investment arbitration (14 hours or 1 credits)
Tuesday, June 7 to Friday, June 10
6:00 PM to 9:10 PM

Registration deadline: June 6, 2022 subject to space availability
CLE:* Total 60-minute hours: 12 (substantive law) | Total 50-minute hours: 14 (substantive law)
Professors: Aloysius (Louie) Llamzon  
This curse will focus on the phenomenon of corruption in foreign investment and attempts at its control through international law as well as the case law in international investment arbitration dealing with corruption. It will also  examine the issues that arise within the context of international commercial arbitration involving allegations of corruption.

International Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues

Monday, June 13 to Thursday, June 16
3:00 PM to 6:10 PM

Registration deadline: June 9, 2022 subject to space availability
CLE:* Total 60-minute hours: 12 (substantive law) | Total 50-minute hours: 14 (substantive law) 
Professor: Horacio A. Grigera Naón
Deals with practical aspects of choice-of-law problems in international arbitration cases concerning both the procedure and the merits. The main goal of this course is, by analyzing different arbitral awards, to teach the various choice-of-law approaches observed by international commercial arbitrators when making applicable law or rules of law determinations and how these approaches have evolved thorough the years. The course aims to contrast the choice-of-law reasoning of arbitrators with those of national courts of law when confronted with the same or similar issues.

CLE information:

The course are approved for 12 CLE credit hours in Pennsylvania.

Attorneys licensed in Alaska, Connecticut, Colorado, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, and Wisconsin may obtain CLE credit for courses approved by Pennsylvania or Virginia. Attorneys licensed in California and Hawaii may obtain CLE credit hours through reciprocity only if they were physically outside of their state while attending the online course.   

Per request, the Continuing Legal Education Program at American University Washington College of Law will provide attorneys with all necessary documents and information to obtain CLE credits for all other MCLE jurisdictions that have not specifically approved this course. Please contact cle@wcl.american.edu if you have any questions.

2022 Summer Courses:
May 30 - June 16, 2022