International Arbitration Institute

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The International Arbitration Institute is an embodiment of the University of Miami’s long tradition of engagement with the law of arbitration. The Institute strives not only for progress through the education of the new generation of arbitration lawyers, but also for progress through research in international arbitration.

The Institute also caters to a particular reality of international arbitration, namely the indispensable need for financial analysis, and intends to continue offering grounding in accounting and quantum to arbitration practitioners in a realistic way.

WHY INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION IN MIAMI?

  • An unparalleled opportunity for students to study under the sustained and personal guidance of preeminent arbitration scholars and practitioners;
  • An enriching professional context, as Miami is an important international arbitration center, particularly for Latin America.

In addition there is a tradition of arbitration at Miami Law. Soia MentschikoffUniversity of Miami School of Law’s legendary dean from 1974-82, Soia Mentschikoff was a pioneer in the study of the arbitral process in the 1950s and 1960s. Mentschikoff gathered 180 arbitrators from four occupational groups (lawyers, manufacturers, bankers and brokers) and asked them to decide a hypothetical case designed so that both parties were partially right and partially wrong. The purpose of the experiment was to determine whether professional backgrounds result in cognitive biases and a greater or lesser willingness to agree with others.
 

INSTITUTE INITIATIVES

Institute Lectures

The Institute brings renowned international arbitrators and experts to the University of Miami School of Law to lecture throughout the academic year. 

Jan Paulsson


White & Case International Arbitration Lecture
February 7, 2019

New Perspectives on the Liability of States for Complicity in the Wrong-Doing of Other States” 
Featuring Jan Paulsson, Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair & Professor of Law


Click here to see a listing of upcoming and past lectures/courses.

Institute Research

The Institute strives not only for progress through the education of the new generation of arbitration lawyers, but also for progress through research in international arbitration including: 

  • Based on the earlier experimental study conducted by Dean Mentschikoff, the issue of cognitive bias in international arbitration is being further researched by the Institute. 
  • The Institute also caters to a particular reality of international arbitration, namely the indispensable need for financial analysis, and intends to offer a practical background into the accounting and quantum methods used in international arbitration. 
  • The Institute will conduct research on the 1958 New York Convention's Drafting History in Spanish and French. The Institute will focus on user's criticism on investment arbitration and conduct empirical research in order to move forward.

Institute Publications

Click here to see a listing of current and future publications.

In the News

Princess Sabeeka meets Global Award Jury

Be woman, be independent, show courage, (Jornal da USP, April 4, 2019)

HRH Princess Sabeeka Meets Global Award Jury, (Bahrain News Agency, November 13, 2018)

The New York Convention Firmly Rooted in the Field, (Le Matin, November 29, 2018)

 

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Practitioner Courses

The Institute at times offers specialized courses and trainings in the area of international arbitration. Past trainings have included:
January 7-11, 2015 - Miami School of Law's International Arbitration Institute's Course on The Fundamentals of International Arbitration led by Professor Jan Paulsson with Professors Keith S. Rosenn and John Rooney. The Course offered an intense theory tutorial on the fundamentals of international arbitration and the opportunity to develop practice skills with mock sessions on oral argument and witness examination.

September 14-18, 2014 - Practitioners' Course on “The Fundamentals of International Arbitration and Caribbean Arbitration Trends” led by Professor Jan Paulsson, featuring an intense three day theory tutorial, two day training module to develop practice skills, mock sessions on oral argument and witness examination, and sessions run by leading international scholars and practitioners. 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Miami School of Law
International Arbitration Institute
1311 Miller Drive, Room G345
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Phone number: (305) 284 1965



E-MAIL:
Arlene Buchanan abuchanan@law.miami.edu

LEADERSHIP

The Institute is led by renowned faculty and practitioners:

Jonathan Hamilton
Jonathan C. Hamilton – Distinguished Faculty Chair of the International Arbitration Institute
Jonathan C. Hamilton is Partner and Head of Latin American Arbitration with the global law firm of White & Case LLP. He is a leading authority on international disputes and investment, complex negotiations and crisis management.

 

Sandra Friedrich
Sandra Friedrich – Director, White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Graduate Law Program; Director, International Arbitration Institute; Lecturer in Law
Sandra Friedrich previously practiced law at Latham & Watkins in New York in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution practice group focusing on complex commercial and investment arbitration matters as well as related litigation proceedings. The firm is consistently ranked by Vault Law 100 as one of the Top 10 most prestigious law firms based on perceptions of practicing lawyers at peer firms.

CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Miami School of Law
International Arbitration Institute
1311 Miller Drive, Room G345
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Phone number: (305) 284 1965



E-MAIL:
Arlene Buchanan abuchanan@law.miami.edu

LEADERSHIP

The Institute is led by renowned faculty and practitioners:

Jonathan Hamilton
Jonathan C. Hamilton – Distinguished Faculty Chair of the International Arbitration Institute
Jonathan C. Hamilton is Partner and Head of Latin American Arbitration with the global law firm of White & Case LLP. He is a leading authority on international disputes and investment, complex negotiations and crisis management.

 

Sandra Friedrich
Sandra Friedrich – Director, White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Graduate Law Program; Director, International Arbitration Institute; Lecturer in Law
Sandra Friedrich previously practiced law at Latham & Watkins in New York in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution practice group focusing on complex commercial and investment arbitration matters as well as related litigation proceedings. The firm is consistently ranked by Vault Law 100 as one of the Top 10 most prestigious law firms based on perceptions of practicing lawyers at peer firms.