Workshop Overview

The Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) is pleased to announce the International Arbitration Workshop (the “Workshop”) for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Workshop builds upon Harvard Law School’s rich traditions in advocacy and international law to offer students an in-depth introduction to the practice of international arbitration. This year’s iteration of the Workshop consists of fourteen individual sessions—beginning with the preliminary steps in a dispute and concluding with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards—drawing upon the diverse experience of leading practitioners and arbitrators. It will supplement Harvard Law School’s course offerings in international investment and commercial arbitration, as well as lectures and seminars hosted by HIALSA.

The Workshop is truly the first of its kind, offering to students an extraordinary opportunity to develop and hone their practical skills in international arbitration.

The Workshop co-directors are Hugh Carlson, Jacob Omorodion, and Rosalind Liang. The Workshop was co-founded in 2017-2018 by Luke SobotaHugh Carlson, Hiroko Yamamoto, and Christian Vandergeest.

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