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IICL Certificate Program on International Commercial Law and International Alternative Dispute Resolution
Online Certificate Program Offerings from the Institute of International Commercial Law:
CERTIFICATE ON INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW
CERTIFICATE ON INTERNATIONAL ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
(Starting September 2014. Application Deadline July 25th)
CERTIFICATE ON INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW AND
INTERNATIONAL ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
(Starting June 2014 and September 2014.
Application Deadline April 25th for June 2014 start date)
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 all that technology has to offer, 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 for the 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 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 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.
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, as well as 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 April 25, 2014 (first admission deadline) or July 25, 2014 (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 14, 2014 or August 8, 2014.
The cost of the Certificate Programs for 2014-2015 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 23, 2014 or August 22, 2014. Students that receive a partial or full scholarship will be notified by May 9, 2014 or August 8, 2014.
Students will be provided with an electronic copy of the book, International Sales Law and Arbitration by Professors Joseph Morrissey and Jack Graves. Students will also be provided with online legal research guides on the module topics.
To apply online, click here. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit the following on or before April 25, 2014 (first admission deadline) or July 25, 2014 (second admission deadline):
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copies of diplomas and transcripts
- Personal statement explaining your interest in the program (not to exceed 1,000 words)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in the same email as the admission documents, no later than April 25th, 2014 or July 25th, 2014. 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.