Arbitration Summer Session Exam Information

Examination Time Period

Courses in English

Exams are mandatory for students taking courses per academic credit. 

Visiting attorneys and participants not interested in ABA academic credit 
and do not wish to take exams will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants who take and pass exams of at least 3 courses will receive a Certificate of Completion or Diploma. 

Examination Time Period

Students may download the 24-hour take-home exam seven calendar days after the last day of classes.  The exam will be available until July 15, 2020 through MyWCL. Please see below specific dates:

2020 exam periods will be updated soon.

Introduction to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration - 24-hour take-home exam available from June 7 to July 15, 2019 (5:00pm (EST).

Mediation: Theory & Practice - The final examination requires students to provide two different essays. The first is a memorandum written as legal counsel to a client explaining what to expect from the mediation process and how to best take advantage of the opportunities it offered. The second consists of a reflection on their role as mediator and as advocate in the post-class roleplays. The paper must be uploaded by July 15, 2019 through MyWCL.

Contributions of the ICC Court of Arbitration to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration - 24-hour take-home exam available from June 7 to July 15, 2019.

International Commercial Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues - 24-hour take-home exam available from June 13 to July 15, 2019.

Investor-State Arbitration - 24-hour take-home exam available from June 13 to July 15, 2019 (5:00pm (EST).

Damages and Compensation in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration - 24-hour take-home exam available from June 20 to July 15, 2019.

Advocacy in International Arbitration - 24-hour take-home exam available from June 20 to July 15, 2019

Courses in Spanish

Arbitraje Comercial Internacional - Examen para ser completado en 24 horas y disponible del 7 de junio al 15 de julio de 2019, (5:00pm ET).

Arbitraje Inversionista - Estado - Examen para ser completado en 24 horas y disponible del 13 de junio al 15 de julio de 2019, (5:00pm ET).

Seminario Avanzado: Aspectos Prácticos del Proceso Arbitral - Examen para ser completado en 24 horas y disponible del 20 de junio al 15 de julio de 2019, (5:00pm ET).

Please note that Exams are optional for certificate students. All students will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Time for exams does not accumulate. The exam must be uploaded within the allotted time. Any exam that is returned after the allotted time period will be given a failing grade. Under no circumstances are you allowed to exceed the allotted time period. If you have any questions, please send an email to arbitration@wcl.american.edu or call 202-274-4321.