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Miami Law to Host One-Week Course on Fundamentals of International Arbitration

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Last year's participating students visited the U.S. District Courthouse and were able to speak directly with Judges Robert Scola, Jr. and Cecilia Altonaga.

Last year's participating students visited the U.S. District Courthouse and were able to speak directly with Judges Robert Scola, Jr. and Cecilia Altonaga. (Photo: Miami Law) Full-Size Photo

For the second consecutive year, Miami Law will host a one-week intensive course on Fundamentals of International Arbitration. This specialized program is for lawyers and law students who are interested in international business transactions and want an overview of the most frequent methods for resolving contractual disputes. The short course will be held January 21st through 25th at University of Miami School of Law.

Run by the Office of International Graduate Law Programs, the short course in international arbitration welcomed 20 students and faculty from Brazil last year, and expects to double the number of participants this year with students coming from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Kenya, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and the U.S.

World-renowned University of Miami School of Law faculty, as well as international arbitrators, will teach the 17-hour course in English. Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

Faculty will include Professor Jan Paulsson, the internationally top ranked international arbitration expert who holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at Miami Law and is the Chair of the Specialization in International Arbitration. Other Professors to lecture include: Professor Keith S. Rosenn, Professor of Law and Chair of the Specializations in U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign Lawyers and Inter-American Law; Professor Claudio Finkelstein, Arbitrator and Professor of Law in the Graduate and Post-Graduate program at PUC/SP; and Francisco González De Cossío, author, professor, arbitrator, advocate and expert in complex arbitration cases and one of the most active arbitrators in Latin America.

Some of the topics covered in the course will include the essential distinction between domestic and international arbitration; the interface between judges and arbitrators; judicial deference to valid arbitration agreements, and what to do with claims of invalidity; the movement toward convergence in matters of procedure; and the enforcement of awards.

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