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IICL Certificate Program on International Commercial Law and International Alternative Dispute Resolution
Earn a Certificate on International Commercial Law and International Alternative Dispute Resolution
A Cutting-Edge Online Distance Learning Program presented by the Institute of International Commercial Law at Pace Law School
Education to Meet Your Needs
This Program gives law students and practitioners the rare opportunity to receive top-notch legal training without the added expense and hassle of visas, travel and short-term housing. By leveraging all that technology has to offer, this Program enables students to interact with world-class academics and practitioners from their laptops, at home or at work. Lectures and readings of differentiated subject-matter depth are provided to satisfy the learning objectives of both students and practitioners. Not only do participants receive unique and highly-sought-after access to speakers, they also add value to their curriculum-vitae and build a global network amongst their student colleagues. All of these objectives can be achieved at the same time students are completing their formal studies or obtaining practical legal experience. Make the most of your time and legal training today!
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The Program is comprised of three modules. The first module, International Commercial Law, begins the first week of June and runs for 8 weeks. It is followed by a 13-week module on International Dispute Resolution, which focuses on cross-border negotiation and mediation, as well as international commercial arbitration. The final module on International Commercial Arbitration Advocacy Training, for 5 weeks, provides a combination of best practice lectures and a simulation exercise. The Modules are designed to simulate a live interactive classroom setting. Participants will have the opportunity to ask and answer questions of weekly guest lecturers. Guest lecturers will be leading academics and practitioners in their respective fields. For participants to make the most of this experience, live lectures are offered weekly either on Wednesday or Friday mornings EST. For students that cannot participate at this time, lectures are recorded and placed in our video library for viewing on your own schedule. Students will be given independent guided reading assignments, legal exercises and problem sets and be required to participate in live interactive lecture and discussion with guest speakers and/or view lectures from our video library. Weekly time commitment required for reading assignments, legal exercises and problem sets, and lectures is 4-7 hours. For further information, click here.
Candidates must participate in the three modules and complete research, writing and group exercises assigned in each module to be awarded the Certificate.
The Certificate Program is open to law students that have completed their first year of legal training, as well as general counsel, contract managers, academics, government officials and legal practitioners. The Institute of International Commercial Law will base its decision on academic criteria and the documents submitted along with the application. Application must be received on or before May 3, 2013. Space is limited so please submit all application materials as early as possible. Applicants will be notified of the Institute’s decision regarding their application by May 15, 2013.
The cost of the Certificate Program is $1900. Full and partial scholarships are available. Tuition includes all course materials.
Full payment must be received by May 29, 2013. Students that receive a partial or full scholarship will be notified by May 15, 2013.
Students will be provided with an electronic copy of the book, International Sales Law and Arbitration by Professors Joseph Morrissey and Jack Graves. Students will also be given access to the Kluwer Arbitration Database during the Module II and II sessions. Lastly, students will be provided with online legal research guides on the module topics.
To apply online, click here. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit the following on or before May 3, 2013:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copies of diplomas and transcripts
- Personal statement explaining your interest in the program (not to exceed 1,000 words)
Students demonstrating a need for financial aid may receive a full or partial scholarship for the Program. Students seeking a scholarship must also submit a statement setting out the reasons for the request (not to exceed 500 words) and a letter of recommendation. These documents must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org in the same email as the admission documents, no later than May 3rd, 2013. Admission into the Certificate Program is independent of a decision regarding the award of partial or full scholarships.
Continuing Legal Education
Lectures for all three modules are CLE-certified and bundled by topic in our online video library for legal practitioners. Practitioners also have the option to participate in the live sessions, allowing them to meet their CLE requirements, gain substantive training in cutting-edge issues and interact with leading experts from around the world – all without leaving their offices.