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Arbitration Center Debuts at WCL

For five years, the Washington College of Law has hosted the International Arbitration Program. In October, the school expanded on that, introducing the Center on International Commercial Arbitration.

“WCL has made great strides in educating the academic and legal communities in the important field of international commercial arbitration,” WCL dean Claudio Grossman said. “With the establishment of this center, we will continue to explore the underpinning of this dynamic field and be a valuable resource to practitioners both domestically and around the world, while engaging the field in all its conceptual complexity.”

The center is directed by Horacio Grigera Naon, former secretary general of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.

“The center will build on WCL’s established academic reputation as a leading educational institution in arbitration and create unique possibilities for engaging the flourishing Washington, D.C., arbitration community,” he said.

On Thursday, Nov. 5 the center hosts the WCL Annual Lecture on International Arbitration— “Three Reasons Why International Arbitration Will (Probably) Survive”—featuring Jan Paulsson, principal consultant, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at 5:30 p.m. in WCL 603.