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IICL Online Certificate Programs


About the IICL Programs

Cutting-Edge Online Distance Learning Programs presented by the Institute of International Commercial Law at Pace Law School

Participate with your peers from around the world and receive top-notch legal training with minimal job interruption and without the added expense of visas, travel and short-term housing. By leveraging the latest online teaching technologies, the IICL certificate programs enable you to interact with world-class academics and practitioners from your smart-phones or tablets, while receiving training that will have a practical impact on your network, insight and performance as a commercial lawyer, contract manager, etc.  All of these objectives can be achieved at the same time participants are engaged in full-time employment or study.

October 2015

Application Deadline September 18, 2015
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Application Deadline December 11, 2015
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October 2015

January 2016

Application Deadline September 18th for October 2015 start date
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"As a law school graduate and an engineer performing contract management for a Fortune 500 firm with international sourcing and clients, I needed to expand my knowledge beyond the UCC to include the rules of international commercial law. The Pace course provided a thorough review of the rules of the CISG, and how to apply them to typical situations that a practitioner encounters. The live lectures with weekly assigned readings and questions provided a disciplined framework that is found in law school. I learned a lot and now feel comfortable in the international marketplace."

-  Douglas Oppman
Contract and Dispute Resolution Manager, Honeywell Process Solutions

“I highly recommend the Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Law and International Arbitration at Pace University Law School. The Program not only allows you to gain outstanding training from world-class practitioners and law professors in international contracts and international arbitration, but it allows you to do so from anywhere in world – your home, apartment or workplace. Vikki Rogers, Director of the Program, was truly excellent: everything was extremely well organized and each lecture she provided insightful comments that showed the depth of her own experience as an international arbitration practitioner. Without a doubt, the Program is worth every penny and you will not be disappointed.”

-  Justin P. Lee, Esq.
J.D. Harvard Law School, 2008


The cost of the Certificate Programs for 2015-2016 are as follows:

Certificate on International Commercial Law and International Alternative Dispute Resolution: $3500

Certificate on International Commercial Law: $1400 (8-weeks)

Certificate on International Alternative Dispute Resolution: $2400 (12-weeks)

Full and partial scholarships are available on a limited basis. Tuition includes all course materials.

Full payment must be received by September 25, 2015 or December 18, 2015.

Course Materials

Students will be provided with relevant reading materials on a weekly basis. Students will also be provided with online legal research guides on the module topics and access to the Kluwer Arbitration Database during the International Alternative Dispute Resolution program.


To apply online, click here. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit the following on or before September 18, 2015 (first admission deadline) or December 11, 2015 (second admission deadline):

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement explaining your interest in the program (not to exceed 1,000 words)

* The IICL reserves the right to request copies of diplomas and transcripts or other information it deems appropriate to assess admission into its programs.


Students demonstrating a need for financial aid may receive a full or partial scholarship for the Program. Scholarships are awarded on a limited basis. 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 in the same email as the admission documents, no later than September 18, 2015 or December 11, 2015. Admission into the Certificate Program is independent of a decision regarding the award of partial or full scholarships.  

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Please contact the IICL directly to receive information on obtaining continuing legal education credit for participation in any of the programs.

In the News

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Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued after the Program fee (or first installment) is paid to the IICL.

* Program proceeds will be donated to the Institute of International Commercial Law.