School of Law

Hamline Summer School 2012 - Certificate Program in Global Arbitration Law and Practice: National and Transborder Perspectives

24 June 2012 - 27 July 2012

Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: London, UK

For full information about this summer school visit the Hamline University website.

Deadline: We are recruiting students for this summer school until 16 April 2012

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

Course Descriptions

Introduction to US Arbitration Law: Domestic and International Aspects

2 academic credits


  • Thomas E. Carbonneau, Orlando Distinguished Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Arbitration Institute (Penn State Dickinson School of Law)   
  • Allen Blair, Associate Professor, Hamline University School of Law  

International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement

2 academic credits


  • Professor Loukas A Mistelis, Clive M. Schmitthoff Professor in Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration, and Director, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London.
  • Norah Gallagher, Senior Fellow, School of international Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London; Director, Investment Treaty Forum

International Commercial Arbitration: Theory and Practice

2 academic credits


  • Ania Farren, Senior Associate, Baker Botts, LLP   

In addition to core program faculty, a number of arbitration practitioners from several high-profile law firms, such as White & Case, Wilmer & Hale, Baker Botts, Norton Rose et alia, will participate in the arbitration simulation classes to provide feedback to the presentation of the students. Furthermore Adrian Winstanley, the director-general of the London Court of Arbitration will make a short presentation in relation to the role and functions of the LCIA.