Education & Competitions

CPR Y-ADR Annual Writing Competition

The CPR Y-ADR Annual Writing Competition for Efficient and Effective Collaboration Between Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel is open to all lawyers who are 45 years old or younger or have less than eight years of professional experience in alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) practice, including, but not limited to, as counsel, client, arbitrator, mediator, tribunal secretary, or law clerk. Each entry must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words and address one of the following two topics:

  • Topic 1 Describe a way in which corporate counsel and outside counsel can work together more efficiently and/or effectively in an ADR proceeding.
  • Topic 2 Describe an experience in which you, as either a corporate counsel or an outside counsel, successfully worked together in an ADR proceeding with an outside counsel or a corporate counsel in an efficient and/or effective manner.

Entries may be authored by one individual or co-authored by two individuals consisting of one corporate counsel and one outside counsel.  The winning entry will be published in Alternatives, and the author(s) will be formally recognized at the 2017 CPR Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida.

All entries are to be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] by no later than 11:59 PM EST on Monday, October 31, 2016. For more information and the official competition rules, please visit the CPR website.



Learning outcomes

The programme covers the main stages of the arbitration proceedings from an arbitrator’s point of view. It aims at improving legal knowledge and developing practical skills such as efficient case management and drafting.
Participants who successfully complete the course will have acquired a strong command of the arbitration procedures and techniques, and shall be fully capable of acting as arbitrators in international arbitration cases.
This course is also a unique opportunity for exchanging and networking with leading professionals in the field.

Who should attend?

This advanced level professional training is designed primarily for senior and upper mid-level arbitration practitioners interested in pursuing a career as an arbitrator. Priority will be given to nationals of a country from the MENA region or Turkey. Both institutions and arbitration practitioners would benefit from this programme.

This programme is limited to 40 participants who possess an advanced knowledge of the English language and sufficient experience in international arbitration.

MOOC Droit de l’arbitrage – Formation continue en ligne

Ouverture des inscriptions pour la nouvelle promotion Jean Robert du « MOOC Diplôme Universitaire en ligne Droit de l’Arbitrage » : les inscriptions sont ouvertes du 1er septembre au 30 novembre 2015.

Le MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Droit de l’arbitrage est un diplôme universitaire qui propose aux étudiants et aux professionnels une formation entièrement à distance, consacrée au Droit de l’arbitrage tant interne qu’international. La formation intéresse avant tout ceux qui, déjà orientés vers le Droit des affaires, souhaitent se spécialiser encore davantage et acquérir des compétences techniques en matière d’arbitrage (voir programme ci-joint).

Le MOOC a pour ambition de présenter l’arbitrage d’abord par ses fondamentaux (son histoire, sa philosophie), puis d’étudier sa théorie générale en suivant le cheminement d’une instance arbitrale, de la convention d’arbitrage jusqu’à l’exécution de la sentence et aux éventuelles voies de recours. Un séminaire pratique permet ensuite de se former notamment à la rédaction des clauses et actes de procédure, à l’administration de la preuve ainsi qu’à la gestion des coûts de l’arbitrage. Le Droit de l’arbitrage est enfin confronté aux différents droits spéciaux qui le sollicitent ainsi que comparé aux grands systèmes juridiques internationaux.

Cette formation est proposée par des professeurs et des praticiens du monde de l’arbitrage qui interviennent en français ou en anglais.

Afin que les étudiants et les professionnels puissent concilier les enseignements du MOOC Droit de l’Arbitrage avec leurs emplois du temps, la formation est dispensée à distance via des contenus en ligne (cours polycopiés et cours filmés). Ils sont mis à disposition au fur et à mesure de l’année universitaire, suivis d’évaluations en ligne régulières et sanctionnés par un examen final de 5 h. Cet examen permet d’obtenir un diplôme universitaire de niveau bac +5 (Master 2) délivré par la Faculté de Droit de Montpellier, en partenariat avec le Centre du Droit de l’Entreprise et la Fédération Nationale pour le Droit de l’Entreprise (FNDE).

Le diplôme est validé au titre de la formation continue.

Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Commercial Arbitration at Stockholm University

The globally highly-ranked Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Commercial Arbitration at Stockholm University is pleased to announce the opening of applications for admissions for the upcoming academic year 2015 – 2016. The application period opens on March 2, 2015 and closes on April 15, 2015.

The ICAL program is especially delighted to announce its Scholarship Programs. The Swedish Arbitration Association offers a full-tuition scholarship available for a student from any country or nationality.

There are three full-tuition scholarships available for Chinese students, thanks to the generous sponsoring by the law firms: Mannheimer Swartling, Gernandt & Danielsson, and Vinge.

For more information about the master program and admissions, visit the master program’s website or contact [email protected]

MOOC Droit de l'Arbitrage interne et international

Faculté de Droit de Montpellier, avec la collaboration de la FNDE et du Centre du Droit de l'Entreprise

Launch of First Online Teaching of a University Degree in Domestic & International Arbitration

Program co-headed by Professor Carine Jallamion and Caroline Duclercq, in collaboration with the Centre du droit de l’Entreprise and the Fédération nationale des entreprises.

This degree offers a complementary training in domestic and international arbitration law to students and practitioners already oriented in business law, who wish to further specialize and acquire technical skills in arbitration. The online training will use documents and films, some in French and other in English. Teaching by professors and practitioners from the arbitration world will be either in French or in English.


Program supported by ArbitralWomen and three students sponsored

Cutting-Edge Online Distance Learning Programs presented by the Institute of International Commercial Law at Pace Law School. IICL brings the experts to you, without the hassle, interruption and expense of additional travel. Advanced training on commercial law and ADR topics in an interactive online learning environment is available for law students, lawyers, contract management professionals and ADR professionals year-round.

ICC unveils new online training in international arbitration

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has unveiled its new “ICC Arbitration online training”, the first official e-learning course to explain the inside workings of international arbitration and the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration.


The Erasmus School of Law (Rotterdam) started in September 2013 a new prestigious programme: the Post-Graduate LL.M. Arbitration & Business Law. The programme, entirely taught in English, especially aims at recently graduated lawyers and junior practitioners in law who wish to expand their practical and theoretical skills necessary to deal with business problems and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, in particular arbitration. For young lawyers who are about to become associates or who have been associates for a while at their respective firms, this programme provides a perfect way to spend a gap year.

NEW CAS Arbitration – Joint Post-Graduate Program

The Universities of Lucerne and Neuchâtel as well as the Swiss Arbitration Academy are jointly offering a post-graduate program in arbitration. Starting for the first time in October 2013, the CAS Arbitration program is a unique combination of an academic education and practical hands-on training with renowned international practitioners.

Wake up (with) Arbitration!

Wake up (with) Arbitration! (WUWA), a new bi-monthly breakfast debate dedicated to exploring the practice of arbitration, was launched on 10 October 2012 by three Paris-based arbitration practitioners, Valence Borgia, María Beatriz Burghetto and Caroline Duclercq. The inaugural event featured the controversial issue about: “Is an arbitration won or lost at the hearing?”.  For further information, check the WUWA blog: Participation is upon invitation only. If you wish to attend and/or have suggestions for future discussion topics, please email the organisers at [email protected].

Queen Mary Paris LLM

Queen Mary launches a branch of its LLM programs in Paris next year. The program is taught in English by Queen Mary faculty and specializations are in Banking and Finance Law, International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law and Intellectual Property Law.

Read about the Paris LLM: