The Washington University School of Law’s International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Symposium aims to establish a forum in which top practitioners, academics, attorneys, and students gather on an annual basis to:

  • Explore sophisticated topics in international arbitration and dispute resolution;
  • Advance the development of international arbitration and dispute resolution;
  • Educate the next generation of lawyers; and
  • Provide networking opportunities.

The program seeks to advance conversations on international arbitration and dispute resolution by bringing together private practitioners, in-house and government counsel, academics, arbitration and mediation institutions, and engaging users of international arbitration and dispute resolution, particularly those from the Midwest. CLE credit is offered to lawyers who attend this symposium.  Course credit may be awarded to students of Washington University School of Law, in conjunction with courses in international arbitration and international business transactions.

Upcoming Event:

Friday, February 21, 2020  – International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Symposium: What Happens Before and After International Arbitration?

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The 2020 International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Symposium: What Happens Before and After International Arbitration? will be held at Washington University School of Law on February 21, 2020. Chaired by M. Imad Khan (JD, 2011), the Symposium will address topics relating to the “before” the onset of arbitration, such as negotiations and mediation, as well as enforcement actions after the arbitration. Both commercial and investment arbitration will be discussed. 4.2 MO CLE credit hours will be offered.

Registration is required (includes CLE certificate and materials, parking, and refreshments) ​

Regular Registration: $100 | Alumni: $75 | Students: $45 | WashULaw Students & Faculty: free

Please register here and submit payment here.

The Symposium is generously sponsored by Winston & Strawn LLP, the Claro Group, the International Law Students Association, and U.S. Arbitration and Mediation  Supporting organizations include the ICC International Court of Arbitration, American Branch of the International Law Association, American Arbitration Association and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Young Members Group, the National Academy of Arbitrators, Missouri Bar ADR Committee, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis ADR Committee.


Past Events

2019 – International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Symposium: Challenges and Controversies in International Arbitration

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The 2019 Symposium focused on current developments in the field of international arbitration, including both commercial and investor-State arbitration.  The program featured a keynote address by world-renowned arbitrator Sophie Nappert (3VB Barristers), panel discussions on current developments in the fields of arbitration and dispute resolution, including both commercial and investor-State arbitration, and concluded with a networking reception.

Organized by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and the Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program, the 2019 Symposium was co-sponsored by the Claro Group, the American Arbitration Association and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the American Branch of the International Law Association, the Asian International Arbitration Centre, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the National Academy of Arbitrators, TDM/OGEMID, U.S. Arbitration & Mediation, and WashULaw’s Center for Career Development and International and Graduate Programs.

Event Videos: Keynote by Sophie Nappert | The Future of Investor-State Arbitration | Drafting Enforceable & Effective International Arbitration Clauses | Mock Arbitrator Challenge

 

2015 – International Dispute Resolution Roundtable: Protecting Your Client in the Global Economy

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Organized by the Harris Institute and the Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program, the 2015 roundtable on International Dispute Resolution: Protecting Your Client in the Global Economy featured two panels on International Arbitration and the Cross-Border Deal and Mediating International Disputes. The program was co-sponsored by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); the United States Council for International Business (USCIB); and United States Arbitration & Mediation (USA&M).