McGill/Penn State Summer Program in Arbitration
Thanks to a partnership between McGill's Faculty of Law and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, McGill Law students entering third or fourth year, or who are in a graduate law program, again have the opportunity of participating in an intensive six-credit arbitration program in the summer of 2013.
McGill Law students share the classroom with American J.D. students and Law students from the University of Ottawa - and, periodically, legal practitioners from the Quebec Bar.
This arbitration program familiarizes U.S. and Canadian law students with the emergent and vital field of international commercial arbitration and promotes transnational understanding of arbitration, administering arbitral institutions, and international treaties that authorize the use of arbitration as a means of dispute resolution.
The program consists of six modules covering various dispute resolution mechanisms.
Dates: May 15-June 18, 2013 (see posted schedule on Penn State Law site).
Undergraduate McGill Law students in their third and fourth year and graduate McGill Law students are eligible to register. The number of McGill undergraduate students who can participate is limited to 17; there are 3 places set aside for graduate students.
The Arbitration Summer Program's curriculum consists of basic and specialized courses in arbitration. All classes are conducted in English. They are offered Monday through Friday and each course culminates in a one and one-half hour-long exam. For McGill Law Students, JICP is a prerequisite for the program.
The program is composed of three two-credit courses, which cover key topics such as investment arbitration, ICC arbitration, Asian dispute resolution, and consumer arbitration. Students are introduced to transborder legal civilization and develop a working understanding of arbitration - both of which are staples of international legal practice.
Students must register in three 2-credit specialized topic courses (LAWG 513, LAWG 514, LAWG 515) in order to earn six McGill credits. McGill Law undergraduate students must be registered in all three courses. McGill Law graduate students may choose to take all three courses or one or two courses.
Participating McGill students will register in three 2-credit specialized topics courses in the summer term 2013 and will be assessed the normal McGill tuition.
Registration - details being finalized for Summer 2013
The class schedule is available online at Penn State Law.