• Certificate in Global Arbitration Law and Practice

    Study arbitration in London at the leading teaching and research center on international arbitration

    As businesses both large and small become increasingly global, international arbitration has become necessary to the high quality, cutting-edge practice of law. The Certificate in Global Arbitration Law and Practice: National and Transborder Perspectives is both innovative and thorough. It consists of a 4-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. In the International Commercial Arbitration course, you have the opportunity to act as an advocate in an arbitration proceeding presided over by London arbitrators. 

    Offered in cooperation with the internationally recognized School of Arbitration, part of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, the Certificate in Global Arbitration Law and Practice: National and Transborder Perspectives brings together a diverse group of law students and lawyers from the U.S., Europe, and Asia to provide a comprehensive, global exposure to international commercial arbitration.

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    Curriculum

    To obtain the certificate, you must complete the following 2-credit courses:

    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, participate in the arbitration simulation classes to provide feedback on students' presentations.

    Past Students' Perspectives

    "The quality of instructors that Hamline retained for this course is unparalleled."

    "I entered the London program anticipating an introduction to ADR and an overview of the arbitral process. I left the program with much more than introductory knowledge of the theory and process of arbitration. Today I feel confident and sophisticated enough to participate as an advocate in both domestic and international arbitral proceedings."

    "It has completely changed my way of thinking about the law and our legal system by opening my mind to new concepts that I had never learned before. The learned and dedicated faculty did a phenomenal job of covering the topic at hand and the highly experienced practitioners solidified those concepts through real-world examples and hands-on mock trials."

    Application

    The program is open to degree-candidate law students currently enrolled in ABA-accredited law schools, lawyers, and other professionals. Degree-candidate law students at other ABA-accredited schools must submit a letter from their school's registrar stating that they are in good standing and have permission to take Hamline courses. Applicants must complete the application form and return it with a nonrefundable $250 application fee.

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    Enrollment is limited to enhance the interactive nature of each course. Qualified students are accepted on a first-applied, first-enrolled basis. 

    Application Deadline: April 15, 2014 

    Cost

    Tuition: $4,500 (6 credits)
    Nonrefundable application fee: $250 (payable with the application)
    Program Fees: $2,350 (Includes: London accommodations; course materials and books; co-curricular visits to the London Court of International Arbitration, London legal tour, and social events)
    Balance due: $6,850 on or before April 15, 2014

    Note: If you are seeking financial aid and have submitted a completed consortium agreement, you are not required to submit the tuition/fees balance until your loans become available.