Where the World Meets to Study Law

International and comparative law has long been central to the educational mandate of AUWCL, and our cutting-edge international initiatives have been consistently ranked among some of the most elite and prestigious in the United States. Our diverse academic and programmatic offerings incorporate a rich array of international law courses and seminars, experiential learning, and special events which allow our students to interact and network with esteemed faculty, international attorneys, diplomats, business leaders, and policy makers. Our widely recognized faculty members are leading practitioners in their fields, have a strong commitment to teaching, and strive to equip students with the expertise, skills, and understanding necessary to address challenges and promote justice around the world.

ICLS News and Insights

 

New Online Course on American Legal Institutions | Feb. 24 – May 29, 2020

Our new online certificate course on American Legal Institutions introduces participants to the legal institutions of U.S. law. Over the course of this 14-week course, students obtain a working knowledge of the fundamental concepts of U.S. legal practice.

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ICLS Events & Conferences

Data Governance and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Preparing Our Future Lawyers? Panel at the World Bank’s Law, Justice, and Development Week 2019

Data Governance and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Preparing Our Future Lawyers? Panel at the World Bank’s Law, Justice, and Development Week 2019

November 4, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Disruptive technologies and innovative applications challenge traditional legal frameworks which are often unable to adjust quickly enough to technological innovations, territorial disconnection, and increased speed and mobility of goods, services, money, people and data. This year’s Law, Justice and Development week will be devoted to exploring the different legal aspects of these technologies in the global development context.

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Professor Lucy Reed - Preserving Perspectives, International Arbitrators in their Own Words

Professor Lucy Reed - Preserving Perspectives, International Arbitrators in their Own Words

November 7, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In 2012, the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) and its Academic Council launched a program—Preserving Perspectives—to record the oral histories of the leading and most influential arbitrators in the world to provide a record for the future about the evolution of modern international arbitration. The American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) and our Internationally recognized Center on International Commercial Arbitration are delighted to partner with the ITA and offer the first of its kind programming in the United States, namely a forum for a series of interviews with the world’s most prestigious international arbitrators.

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Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration: International Arbitration in Times of Economic Nationalism

Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration: International Arbitration in Times of Economic Nationalism

November 14, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Spanning a diverse array of industries and practiced across varied legal systems, international commercial arbitration has wide reaching implications as it helps to create the foundation in which international transactions can thrive. The Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration is organized biannually by the Center on International Commercial Arbitration with the purpose of presenting a global perspective of current developments in international arbitration throughout the world. The symposium hosts prominent speakers and generates a dialogue for salient issues in BIT and ICSID arbitration, as well as current developments in international commercial arbitration in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia.

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