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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 IICL Certificate on International Commercial Law & International Arbitration is a very exciting and intellectually stimulating experience. The programme combines academic rigor with unparalleled hands-on experience, affirming Pace IICL’s position as a leading institution in international commercial law and ADR. Having studied extensively in both civil law and common law jurisdictions, I can safely assert that the opportunity of being instructed by leading scholars and seasoned practitioners, who share their tactics, and give invaluable advice on ADR, is an aspect seldom found in law school curricula. Hands down, the IICL certificate programme is a perfect fit for students and recent graduates looking to gain insight into the ADR theory & practice, as well as practitioners, who want to enrich their doctrinal arsenal."

- Soterios Loizou, LL.M. mult. (UoA, NYU), Esq.
PhD candidate, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

[“IICL connects us with reputed arbitration experts around the world online, this fantastic experience provided me with another international perspective.”] 

-李恺旭  Kaixu LI
Dual LL.M Candidate
China-EU School of Law
China University of Political Science and Law

تجاوز البرنامج توقعاتي. قدمت جميع المحاضرات من قبل محاضرين ذوي كفاءات عالية الذين قدموا الكثير من المعلومات العملية. كانت طرق تقييم الطالب عادلة ومعقولة ايضا. شخصيا، لم اشهد أي صعوبات تقنية. شعرت كما لو كانت المحاضرات على شبكة الإنترنت تتم وجها لوجه. الدكتورة آنا راغوسكي

[“The program exceeded my expectations. All lectures were delivered by high caliber speakers who provided a lot of practical information. The methods of student assessment were fair and reasonable. I have not experienced any technical difficulties; it felt as if the web-lectures were face-to-face.”]

- Dr. Anna Rogowska
Assistant Professor in Law
Dar Al-Hekma University
Saudi Arabia

“From the point of view of a young lawyer in the field of transnational disputes, the online IICL Certificate Program on International Alternative Dispute Resolution provided to me an invaluable insight into the most important practical aspects of international ADR. The courses of the program were very well structured and managed, thus making it possible to reconcile the demands of the program (reading materials and assignments) with professional commitments. The different aspects of the topic were delivered in a live virtual classroom, by highly respected professors and practitioners who shared not only their in depth knowledge, but most importantly their practical wisdom, gained through years of relevant experience. Undoubtedly, the mediation simulations were the great strength of the program, contributing remarkably to the thorough comprehension of the topics discussed. Whereas, the participation of individuals stemming from various countries, provided a fertile ground for discussion as to the difficulties presented, in the field of international ADR, by cultural differences and how to overcome them. To that end, I believe that the IICL program can provide professionals like myself with invaluable practical knowledge which will be highly relevant as concerns their profession and beyond.”

-    Maria Psarra, Lawyer (Athens Bar)
LL.M. University of Athens


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.  


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.