Workshop Overview

International Arbitration Workshop

Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) is pleased to announce the International Arbitration Workshop (the Workshop) for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Workshop builds upon Harvard Law School’s rich traditions in advocacy and international law to offer HLS students an in-depth introduction to the practice of international arbitration.  The Workshop will comprise twelve individual sessions—beginning with the preliminary steps in a dispute and concluding with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards—drawing upon the diverse experiences of leading practitioners and arbitrators. The Workshop 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 HLS students an extraordinary opportunity to develop and hone their practical skills in international arbitration.

The Workshop co-directors are Luke SobotaHugh Carlson, Macarena Bahamonde, and Kyle Gaines. The Workshop was co-founded in 2017-2018 by Luke SobotaHugh Carlson, Hiroko Yamamoto, and Christian Vandergeest.

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