Summer 2019 Course Schedule

Practical Skills & Cross-Examination in Int'l Commercial Arbitration (LAW-867-001)
Michael Jaffe, Jack McKay

Meets: 06:00 PM - 09:10 PM (MTuWTh) - Warren - Room N102

Enrolled: 2 / Limit: 22

Administrator Access


This course is part of the Arbitration Summer Courses. Exam: The exam is a 24-hour take-home test. Students may download the exams the day after the last class of the course has taken place. The exam will be available online until July 15, 2019 (5:00pm DC Time) at MyWCL. Participants are not required to stay in DC to submit the exam. Paper Option: Professors are generally open to accept a written paper in lieu of the exam. If interested in this option, please send an email to Certificate: Student Participants must take at least 3 seminars to receive a certificate of completion. Please search the courses under “type” ICA or go to Registration: No special application is required for WCL students. Please enroll through your account. Registration will open at the end of March, 2019. Contact Information: (202) 274-4321 | | Suite Y360 A


This workshop is designed to provide students with essential advocacy skills required to participate in an arbitration, including the cross-examination of witnesses. Participants will gain their skills by acting as counsel for a party to a mock arbitration under the rigorous scrutiny of a leading arbitration practitioner. The faculty will conduct training on advocacy skills with the help of PowerPoint presentations. Participants will act either on behalf of the claimant or the respondent and conduct a mock arbitration. The faculty will analyze each performance and make suggestions for improvement at the end of the hearing. Prerequisites for WCL students: 1) International Commercial Arbitration (Grigera Naón & Frutos Peterson) (LAW-982-001) 2) Practical Aspects of International Dispute Resolution (Sobota – Kotuby) (LAW-795AD-001) 3) Having taken or being enrolled in the following course(s): LAW-789S-001 Introduction to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (Stacie Strong) LAW - 818 ICC Arbitration.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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