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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Hamline Summer School 2015 - Certificate Program in Global Arbitration Law and Practice: National and Transborder Perspectives

15 June 2015 - 16 July 2015

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

For full information about this Summer School, visit the Hamline University website.

A joint venture of the Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law and Professor Thomas E Carbonneau, Orlando Distinguished Professor of Law (Penn State Dickinson School of Law), a nationally and internationally recognised author and authority on arbitration, in cooperation with The School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London.

The School of International Arbitration was established in 1985 to promote advanced teaching and research in the law and practice affecting international arbitration. Today the School is widely acknowledged as the leading teaching and research centre on international arbitration in the world. All its courses are at the post-graduate level. In its 20 year existence the School has had over 2,000 students from over 80 countries, from all over the world. In addition to its regular full-time and part-time academic staff, the School involves practitioners who enrich the courses with practical insights. The School exists within the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London. The Centre was created in 1980 as a specialist commercial law centre. It is the only organisation in the UK, and one of the few higher education institutes in the world, devoted exclusively to the advanced study, research and teaching of national and international commercial law and its social and economic implications

Programme Overview

Arbitration - no longer a specialty process - is a core feature of the global rule of law and of the domestic litigation of civil disputes in the United States. Long heralded by the U.S. Supreme Court as the primary alternative to judicial litigation, arbitration achieves adjudicatory justice either where the courts have failed or do not exist. Arbitration has a universal standing in all areas of civil disputes - from contract and commercial claims to consumer transactions and employment relationships and even including civil rights. It also has become an effective mechanism for the resolution of trade policy and regulatory law disputes between governments and between governments and private individuals. Arbitration is the focal point of dispute resolution in the NAFTA and WTO. It has addressed commercial liability in the context of political and economic competition more effectively than any other trial mechanism or dispute settlement process.

Practitioners and legal educators agree that a comprehensive professional exposure to arbitration is necessary to engage in cutting-edge and high quality law practice. The Certificate Program in Global Arbitration Law and Practice is both innovative and thorough. It consists of a four-week curriculum of intensive courses, all taught by prominent members of the transborder arbitration bar and academic leaders in the area. London, home to an array of international law firms and the prestigious London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), provides unparalleled opportunities for interaction with the world's leading commercial arbitrators and arbitration advocates.

Bringing together a diverse group of law students and young lawyers from the U.S., Europe, and Asia, this six-credit program provides a systematic and comprehensive exposure to international commercial arbitration. It allows students to expand their remedial and ADR horizons beyond the framework of structured negotiations or the limitations of national law and court procedure.

For a full course description, cost and details of how to apply, please visit the DRI Study Abroad in London - Certificate Program in Global Arbitration Law and Practice: National and Transborder Perspectives on the Hamline University website.


London Study Abroad Program
Kitty Atkins
Associate Director, DRI
+1 651-523-2897    

Dispute Resolution Institute
1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-D2004
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Phone: +1 651-523-2946    
Fax: +1 651-523-3028

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