In the global economy, parties are turning more and more to International Arbitration to resolve transborder commercial and investment disputes. Our specialization in International Arbitration provides a unique educational opportunity to acquire a profound grounding in the field of international arbitration.
Our school is prominently positioned, both academically and geographically, for the study of international arbitration law. Moreover, Miami is the international arbitration center for the Americas and beyond and now home to only the second International Commercial Arbitration Court in the United States and one of a handful across the globe. This allows for interaction with local professionals who have extensive knowledge and experience in international arbitration as well as a wide network of contacts, particularly in the Americas.
Students in this program are taught by an internationally renowned faculty. Our Chair, Jan Paulsson, is one of the world's leading experts in international arbitration.
Open to U.S. and foreign law graduates, we offer specialized theoretical and practical courses in international arbitration. In addition, there is a broad selection of related subjects including course offerings with a focus on Latin America for future practitioners wishing to pursue a career involving interests in that region. Click here to view a list of the program's requirements and courses.
Our program is highly selective and the small size of the group enables the students to largely benefit from the personal attention of the faculty. We offer mentoring by the leading arbitration experts who help students to start their careers in arbitration. We provide students with the opportunities to attend professional conferences, events and meetings, publish their essays in the recognized arbitration journals.
Our graduates work around the globe with major law firms, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, White & Case, Allen & Overy and WilmerHale, and for those LL.M graduates interested in teaching opportunities, Miami Law offers a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor program.In addition, our graduates also have the opportunity to take the U.S. Bar Exam to get a license to practice law in the U.S.
The University of Miami and Young ICCA award a full-tuition scholarship to attend our program. The winner is chosen on the basis of skills, achievements and the essay competition.
The Faculty Chair for the Specialization in International Arbitration is Professor Jan Paulsson, holder of the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair.
Director of the International Arbitration LL.M.: Jessica Carvalho Morris, Esq.
Liaison to Professional Programs: Judith Ann Freedberg
April 6-9, 2014
ICCA Miami Conference
"Arbitral Legitimacy: Myths, Realities, Challenges"
Guest Lecture: Spring 2014
Stephen M. Schwebel, former U.S. judge and president of the International Court of Justice, will come to Miami Law to deliver a lecture for students in our arbitration and international law program. Judge Schwebel currently is chairman of the seven-member Court of Arbitration between Pakistan and India constituted to adjudge their dispute over Indus Waters, and is author of International Arbitration: Three Salient Problems, Justice in International Law: Further Selected Writings, and of some 200 articles on international law and arbitration. Read more at Who's Who Legal.
Patrick Miller '10
Click to hear Patrick discuss how Miami Law influenced his career path.
The winner of the 2013-2014 Miami Law/Young ICCA scholarship award is Eric van Eyken. Read more
The winner of the 2012-13 Miami Law/Young ICCA scholarship award was Wamiq Chowdhury. Read more