The Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration is one of CIArb’s leading membership training programmes. Normally delivered in the heart of Oxford for more than twenty years, it provides practising lawyers and other professionals who are familiar with legal reasoning and are involved in arbitration (domestic or international) the opportunity to undertake training and assessments that may make them eligible for peer interview for Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). The Diploma is delivered by highly-experienced and distinguished tutors and involves a combination of lectures, seminars and interactive sessions.
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is delighted to announce that Professor Dr Mohamed Abdel Wahab will be returning to direct 2021’s Virtual Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from 5 March 2021 to 28 March 2021 following the success of CIArb’s first virtual Diploma in September 2020.
CIArb will make use of its online platforms, Moodle and BigBlueButton, to provide candidates with all the necessary training materials and virtual classroom experience. Candidates can also take the assessments at home and submit them using CIArb’s assessment portals. The programme has been adapted for virtual delivery and the Diploma will now be held over 4 weeks as opposed to 9 days.
Across the 4 weeks, the Virtual Diploma will run for 3 days a week (Friday-Sunday) from 9am (London time) to 1pm (London time), apart from some days when supervision takes place. There will be interactive, large and small group sessions, and each week, candidates will have the opportunity to speak to the course director. Dedicated global harmonization and thematic sessions will also be delivered during the programme.
The Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration is split into three parts, delivered virtually across 4 weeks
• PART 1 Law, Practice and Procedure of International Commercial Arbitration: one month before the Diploma, candidates choose and submit a general dissertation proposal from a list of subjects, based upon their experience of international commercial arbitration. Once approved, they are assigned and discuss their dissertation remotely with a supervisor. They attend virtual training sessions on the law, practice and procedure of international commercial arbitration, and submit a final 4000 words dissertation on line approximately two months later. They also must submit two 1000-word assignments during the training programme, which they must also pass.
• PART 2 Law of Obligations: candidates must take and pass by the Part 3 assessment an online exemption test on the common law and civil law of contract and tort.
• PART 3 – Evidence, Decision Making and Award Writing of International Arbitration: candidates receive training on award writing during the virtual training programme and must take and pass award writing coursework, which they complete at home and submit via CIArb’s online platform.
What are the entry requirements for the Diploma?
• Practicing lawyers and other professionals who are familiar with legal reasoning and concepts and are involved in arbitration (domestic or international) and who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of international commercial arbitration.
• Members or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators who have experience of domestic arbitration practice and wish to extend their knowledge to include international arbitration procedures.
No additional courses are unlocked by this course
No additional Membership Grades are unlocked by this course