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IICL Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Law and International Alternative Dispute Resolution

October 2015

Online CERTIFICATE ON INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW
Application Deadline August 14, 2015

January 2016 Online CERTIFICATE ON INTERNATIONAL ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Application Deadline November 6, 2015
October 2015

January 2016

Online CERTIFICATE ON INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Application Deadline August 14 for October 2015 start date

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

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EDUCATION TO MEET YOUR NEEDS

These Programs give law students, practitioners, contract managers, etc., the rare opportunity to receive top-notch legal training without the added expense and hassle of visas, travel and short-term housing. By leveraging the latest online teaching technologies, these Programs enable 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 working full time. Make the most of your time and legal training today!

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Certificate on International Commercial Law and International Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Program is comprised of two modules:  (1) Module 1 on International Commercial Law; and (2) Module 2 on International Alternative Dispute Resolution. Participants may start the Program with either Module 1 or 2 (thereby completing the Program in either February or July).

* Participants may also opt at the outset to only complete Module 1, thereby earning a Certificate on International Commercial Law or complete Modules 2, thereby earning a Certificate on International Alternative Dispute Resolution.

The module on International Commercial Law begins the first week of October and runs for approximately 8 weeks. It is followed by a 10-week module on International Dispute Resolution starting mid-January, which focuses on cross-border negotiation and mediation, as well as international commercial arbitration and includes a combination of best practice lectures and simulation exercises. The Modules are designed to optimize the available technologies, offering effective self-study programming, as well as to simulate a live interactive classroom setting. Participants will have the opportunity to ask and answer questions of guest lecturers. Guest lecturers will be leading academics and practitioners in their respective fields. For participants to make the most of this experience, the live lecture component is offered weekly either on Wednesday or Friday mornings 9:30 am 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 as scheduled 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.

Program Requirements

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, in addition, but not limited to, 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 August 14, 2015 (first admission deadline) or November 6, 2015 (second admission deadline). 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 September 4, 2015 or December 4, 2015.

Tuition

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

Certificate on International Commercial Law and International Alternative Dispute Resolution: $2500

Certificate on International Commercial Law: $1400

Certificate on International Alternative Dispute Resolution: $1400

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 Module 2.

To Apply

To apply online, click here. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit the following on or before August 14, 2015 (first admission deadline) or November 6, 2015 (second admission deadline):

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

Scholarships

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 vrogers@law.pace.edu in the same email as the admission documents, no later than August 14, 2015 or November 6, 2015. Admission into the Certificate Program is independent of a decision regarding the award of partial or full scholarships.  

Continuing Legal Education

Please contact the IICL directly to receive information on obtaining CLE credit for participation in any of the Programs.

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.