Montreal Summer Program in Arbitration
May 15 - June 18, 2013
Penn State Law offers an exciting cross-cultural Summer Program in Arbitration Law at the McGill University Law Faculty in Montréal, Québec, Canada. McGill is a premier North American institution of higher education with a distinguished worldwide reputation. The law faculty is well-known for its expertise in legal pluralism and the study of global legal systems. The arbitration program familiarizes U.S. and Canadian law students with the vital field of international commercial arbitration and promotes the understanding of global arbitration, transnational arbitral institutions, and international treaties that authorize the use of arbitration as a means of resolving disputes. American J.D. students share the classroom with law students from McGill and the University of Ottawa — and, periodically, legal practitioners from the Québec Bar. Distinguished professors and leading practitioners teach courses and lecture on key topics such as investment arbitration, ICC arbitration, consumer arbitration, and the UNCITRAL Model Law on Arbitration. Students are introduced to transborder legal processes and develop a working understanding of arbitration — both of which are staples of international legal practice.
The program has been approved for credit by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Penn State Law is a CIArb Recognised Course Provider. Penn State is one of the first U.S. universities to be granted the status of "CIArb recognised provider." Accordingly, candidates who successfully complete the Penn State Summer Program in Arbitration Law "may be exempted from the CIArb introductory course" and "admitted to CIArb Associate grade" for the purpose of gaining CIArb certification. The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is a London-based organization with a long-standing global reputation in the provision of training and education in arbitration and ADR.
Penn State welcomes students with disabilities into the University's educational programs. If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic adjustments in this course, you should contact the Office for Disability Services (ODS) at (814) 863-1807 (V/TTY). For information and procedures regarding law school disability services, visit the law school Student Services website. Additional information is available about ODS.
To receive consideration for course accommodations, you must provide documentation of your disability (see the online documentation guidelines
). If the documentation supports the need for academic adjustments, ODS will provide a letter identifying appropriate academic adjustments.
Please contact Professor Thomas Carbonneau if you have any questions.