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

June 2015

Online CERTIFICATE ON INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW
Application Deadline May 8, 2015

September 2015 Online CERTIFICATE ON INTERNATIONAL ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Application Deadline July 24, 2015
June 2015

September 2015

Online CERTIFICATE ON INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Application Deadline May 8 for June 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!

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Certificate on International Commercial Law and International Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Program is comprised of three modules:  (1) Module 1 on International Commercial Law; (2) Module 2 on International Alternative Dispute Resolution; and (3) Module 3 on Cross-border Mediation and International Arbitration Advocacy Skills. 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 and 3, thereby earning a Certificate on International Alternative Dispute Resolution.

The module on 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 third 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 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 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 May 8, 2015 (first admission deadline) or July 24, 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 May 15, 2015 or August 7, 2015.

Tuition

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

Certificate on International Commercial Law and International Alternative Dispute Resolution: $1900

Certificate on International Commercial Law: $900

Certificate on International Alternative Dispute Resolution: $1400

Full and partial scholarships are available. Tuition includes all course materials.

Full payment must be received by May 22, 2015 or August 21, 2015.  Students that receive a partial or full scholarship will be notified by May 15, 2015 or August 7, 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 May 8, 2015 (first admission deadline) or July 24, 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. 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 May 8, 2015 or July 24, 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.