International Commercial Arbitration

Posing diverse and unique challenges to legal practitioners across the globe, international arbitration today is one of the fastest growing legal fields with a significant degree of application as the most frequently used dispute resolution method for international commercial and investment disputes. Another fascinating aspect of international arbitration is its practitioners: typically multicultural and multilingual lawyers who are skilled in a wide array of areas of the legal profession and bring together their expertise on different legal systems to pursue their clients’ interests. Due to this, the diversity of the student body at the American University Washington College of Law and the location of the school in a city considered the heart of investor-state dispute resolution make it the perfect place to foster a career in this area of the law.


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