Admission Requirements & Registration

Certificate of COMPLETION (Diploma)

Admission: To apply, candidates must:

Hold a law degree either from a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association or from a foreign law school with equivalent standards. 

Be enrolled in a law degree program at a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association or a foreign law school with equivalent standards and have completed the first year of law school.

Candidates with direct experience in International Arbitration that do not hold a law degree are also eligible to apply. Please send a CV and statement of interest to arbitration@wcl.american.edu.

To receive the Diploma, participants must attend 90% of all course sessions and and pass the exams of three courses. 

Registration: A US$100 non-refundable deposit must be sent with the registration form. The deposit will be applied to the tuition fees for students attending.

CLE Credit

Questions on CLE accreditation process should be addressed to Shayan Davoudi, Assistant Director of Continuing Legal Education at cle@wcl.american.edu.

CERTIFICATE OF Attendance

This option is only available to participants who do not wish to take exams.

Admission: This option is only available to law students and individuals with a law degree. Participants must attend at least 90% of all sessions.  

Registration: US$100 non-refundable deposit must be sent with the registration form. The deposit will be applied to the tuition fees for students attending.

Academic Credit

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 April  13 2020. Please see Academic Calendar for more information. Visiting students, Visiting JD, and LL.M Students must complete the registration form available hereMore

Program Changes & Withdrawals

Applicants who have registered or paid the deposit will be informed promptly of any changes in the Summer Program's offerings and, in the unlikely event of a seminar cancellation, will receive a full refund for the course and deposit. 

Refund is only available if you withdraw before classes start. Cancellations after that time will not be refunded; however, seminar materials will be provided. Substitutions will be considered. Requests for refunds should be directed to the International Arbitration Program. The address is as follows:

Center on International Commercial Arbitration
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC 20016-8181
Tel: 202-274-4321
Fax: 202-274-4226
arbitration@wcl.american.edu

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation received three business days prior to the course will be fully refunded (arbitration@wcl.american.edu). Cancellations after that time will not be refunded; however, course materials will be delivered. Substitutions will be considered.