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White & Case International Arbitration LL.M.

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Presently, international trade is turning more and more often towards international arbitration in order to resolve cross-border commercial and investment disputes. The University of Miami School of Law’s White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program provides a unique individualized educational opportunity for a small group of top quality students from a range of countries, wishing to acquire an in-depth grounding in the field as a platform for a successful career.

Why Miami?

The University of Miami School of Law is prominently positioned, both academically and geographically, for the study of international arbitration. This is because Miami is the “portal to the Americas” and a well sought-after venue for resolving disputes through arbitration. The School of Law has created a unique infrastructure 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.

Distinguished Faculty

Students in this program are taught by an internationally renowned faculty, comprising of “world-class arbitrators”, including Jan Paulsson Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair, J. Martin Hunter and Carolyn Lamm - all recognized by International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, Chambers & Partners Global-wide, the Legal 500 in International Arbitration and 2013-2014 Top Lawyers.

The Program

The program, open to U.S. and foreign law graduates, offers specialized theoretical and practical courses 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.

Personalized Mentorship

Admission to the program is highly selective, which allows for heightened attention and effective mentoring from our faculty - leading arbitration experts - who help students to start or advance their careers in international arbitration. Students attend international conferences and lectures, social events and meetings with arbitration lawyers. Students will write essays to be published in international arbitration journals and other suitable sources.

Opportunities After Graduation

Miami Law graduates are currently working across the globe: London, Washington D.C., Mexico City, Tokyo, Zurich, Basel, Miami, and Casablanca. Placements amongst major law firms include Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, White & Case, Allen & Overy, and WilmerHale.

Sitting for The Bar: Graduates of LL.M. in International Arbitration can sit for the Bar Exam in several states, the most common being New York. With the New York Bar, students can practice Federal Law in any of the 50 states and serve as Corporate Counsel within a corporation. Click for more information.


UM/Young ICCA Scholarship - The University of Miami and Young ICCA award one full-tuition scholarship each year. The winner is chosen on the basis of an essay competition and an assessment of skills and achievements.

Carolyn B. Lamm-White & Case International Arbitration Endowed Scholarship Fund - The law firm of White & Case LLP generously established an endowed scholarship fund to support a deserving student pursuing an LL.M. in International Arbitration. Students receiving scholarship support are known as Carolyn Lamm/White & Case Scholars.

Brazilian Attorney Scholarship – This is awarded to a top Brazilian attorney to attend the one-year postgraduate LLM program in international arbitration.

Other Sources of Funding

UM postgraduate applicants can also take advantage of international scholarships, which include Fulbright Scholarships. Additional funding opportunities may be available through the school. Please contact us to receive more information.

Program Leadership

Director of the International Arbitration Institute: Marike Paulsson

The International Arbitration LL.M. program is led by: Professor Jan Paulsson, holder of the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair.

For More Information

We would be delighted to welcome you and help you to open doors into the world of arbitration. Please do not hesitate to request information or contact us.


April 17, 2015
Carolyn Lamm, Partner and Co-Chair of International Arbitration, Americas with White & Case LLP in Washington D.C. on "Can Process Make up for Distrust in International Arbitration?"

Stephen M. Schwebel

Guest Lecture: April 1, 2015

Stephen M. Schwebel, former U.S. judge and president of the International Court of Justice on "The High Tide of International Adjudication and Arbitration".

V.V. Veeder

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V.V. Veeder "What Makes or Unmakes a Place of International Arbitration?"


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