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Call for Applications: International Commercial Arbitration Skills Workshop

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YEREVAN, Armenia The American University of Armenia (AUA) Master of Laws (LL.M.) program is pleased to announce an exceptional opportunity for those seeking to enhance their expertise in the field of international commercial arbitration. The LL.M. Program Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Clinic is introducing a comprehensive workshop on “International Commercial Arbitration Skills” led by Norair Babadjanian.

About the Instructor: Norair Babadjanian is a prominent international arbitration practitioner (both as counsel and arbitrator). He is a solicitor admitted to practice in England and Wales, as well as an advocate admitted to the Moscow Regional Bar. Babadjanian offers a wealth of experience in the legal and arbitration profession. His international listings as an arbitrator include various arbitration centers in Europe, Asia, and America. Additionally, he serves as a visiting professor teaching various English law subjects at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His track record in arbitration worldwide makes him an invaluable guide for aspiring professionals. For more details on Babadjanian’s illustrious career, please visit his profile.

Workshop Overview: This demanding workshop will teach the essential skills required to succeed in the challenging field of international commercial arbitration practice. Babadjanian will personally teach, assign, and closely supervise workshop participants’ assignments. The curriculum includes hands-on assignments, such as writing arbitration pleadings, arbitral awards, oral presentations, and actively participating in arbitration sessions, providing a holistic learning experience.

Workshop Details:

Duration: Spring 2024 semester

Classes Start: February 21, 2024

Classes End: May 8, 2024

Schedule: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:15pm; classroom will be announced to admitted participants

Class Size: Limited to 12 participants

Statement: A Statement on Completion of the Workshop will be offered per instructor’s approval.

Application and Eligibility Requirements: The workshop will be conducted in English and is free of charge. Participants are expected to be proficient in the English language. To secure a spot, interested applicants are required to submit a CV and a compelling motivation statement via email to [email protected] and [email protected] by 6:00pm on February 19, 2024.

Don’t miss the chance to learn from the best in the profession and take your arbitration skills to new heights. Join us for this opportunity to grow, learn, and succeed in the world of international commercial arbitration.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California, and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AUA provides local and international students with Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values.