Arbitration Specialized Summer Program Scholarship


Sponsored by the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC), the scholarship includes:

1) Tuition fee for 6 courses.
2) Lodging fees in a double occupancy room at the American University dormitory (Cassell Hall); and
3) Flight to and from Washington, DC, in economy class.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate must:

a. Have prior experience in arbitration. Please indicate any experience: practicing experience, teaching, participation in moot competitions, etc
b. Have a Law Bachelor’s degree from a Brazilian law school;
c. Have significant time spent in Brazil living and working (5 or more years); and
d. Be available for sharing the experience in future events held by CAM-CCBC and by its Study Group on Arbitration and Mediation – “Professor Guido Soares Study Group”.

Candidates who wish to apply for the scholarship must provide the following information: 

Statement of interest (1 or 2 pages, written in English or Spanish);

Letter of recommendation (in English or Spanish);

Copy of university transcripts; and

Any other documents in support of the application.

To apply, please send the documents indicated above to arbitration@wcl.american.edu by Tuesday, March 29 , 2017 (5:00pm DC time.)

Please address the letter to:

Carlos de Figueiredo Forbes
President
Centro de Arbitragem e Mediação
Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá
Rua do Rócio, 220 - 12º andar - cj. 122
São Paulo - SP - Brasil - CEP 04552-000

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Where should I send the application to? CAM-CCBC or WCL?

Please send all documents to arbitration@wcl.american.edu

Address the statement of interest to Mr. Suplicy as indicated above.

2) About the English proficiency, do we need to take some kind of exam, like the TOEFL?

All international applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. International students may demonstrate proficiency by submitting an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 580 or a Michigan test score of at least 74. It is also possible to demonstrate proficiency by submitting a written certificate of proficiency from an accredited language institute. The requirements stated above are waived for applicants who hold a degree from an accredited institution in the United States or any other English-speaking country.

You can also submit a brief statement indicating that you are proficient and how you became so. For instance , if you have attended an English speaking or bilingual High School, have resided for a reasonable period of time in an English speaking country, or have been raised in an English speaking environment. We need evidence that shows that your level of English is high enough for you to take advantages of the courses.


3) When you said "any other documents in support of the application," what do you mean exactly?

Any other documents in support of the application would be, for instance, publications, awards, certificates, diplomas, participations in conferences, or moot competitions, moot others.

4) Who will decide the winner of the scholarship: CAM-CCBC, WCL or both?

A Committee presided by Professor Horacio Grigera Naón, Director of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration, will be in charge of the selection of the initial five candidates. From those five candidates, CAM-CCBC will select the scholarship recipient through an Ad Hoc Selecting Committee appointed and coordinated by the President of CAM-CCBC.