International Arbitration Institute – Practitioners’ Course: How to Persuade a Tribunal

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This unique Practitioners’ Course on “How to Persuade a Tribunal: the Fundamentals and Advocacy in International Arbitration and Litigation” will be led by Professor Jan Paulsson.

  • Intense three day theory tutorial by Jan Paulsson
  • Two day training module to develop practice skills
  • Mock sessions on oral argument and witness examination
  • Sessions run by leading international scholars and practitioners and trainers in the performing arts.

Dates / Time / Location

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
September 14,15,16: The Fundamentals of International Arbitration
September 17-18: Practical Advocacy Skills Training

University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146


Early Bird Fee (by July 10, 2015): $2,100
Fee: $2,500
Fee for Judges, Academics and Government Officials: $2,100
Fee for Students: $1,800
Deadline for registration: August 15, 2015. 


September 14-16, 2015

The Fundamentals of International Arbitration

September 17-18, 2015
Arbitration Advocacy Training - will cover the art of persuasion and cross-examination in arbitration with participation in a mock arbitration


Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Miami School of Law and the International Arbitration Institute. The best participant in the mock session will receive the "Jan Paulsson Advocacy Award".

For Information

For further information and special requirements please contact Kristina Klykova at +17869428252 or by e-mail,



Phone: 305-284-1965


Director Sandra Friedrich
previously practiced law at Latham & Watkins in New York in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution practice group focusing on complex commercial and investment arbitration matters as well as related litigation proceedings. The firm is consistently ranked by Vault Law 100 as one of the Top 10 most prestigious law firms based on perceptions of practicing lawyers at peer firms.

Professor Jan Paulsson is the Faculty Chair of the program.
Marike Paulsson is the Director of the International Arbitration Institute at Miami Law.
Arlene Buchanan is the Program Coordinator.

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