The Law School is pleased to announce that its LLM International Commercial Law with Professional Arbitration Skills (ICL-PAS) has been accredited by the prestigious Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). The School is now a Recognised Course Provider (RCP). This means that students who pass the ICL-PAS LLM programme, plus an additional examination, will be exempt from the Membership examinations for CIArb. The examinations are the main hurdle to CIArb Membership status.
This development comes as the School seeks to strengthen its position on dispute resolution. Registrations of Interest for a potential new, unique online part-time LLM in Dispute Resolution are being taken here. This programme would carry flexible exit routes, and is designed to cover negotiation and/or mediation and/or arbitration as methods for the resolution of a broad range of dispute subject matter.
In addition, Derek Auchie, Senior Teaching Fellow in the School has co-authored, along with lawyers at leading law firm Burness Paull and the Law Society of Scotland, the first Scottish Arbitration Survey. This survey measures activity and trends in Scottish arbitration since the entry into force of the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 and the report, the first of its kind, can be accessed here.
Dr Christopher Kee, from the School, is Co-Director of one of the foremost international events, the William C Vis International Commercial Moot, which trains the law leaders of tomorrow in alternative methods of dispute resolution.
Finally, Derek Auchie co-taught on a Comparative Conflict Resolution summer school for US law students from the universities of Baltimore and Maryland held in Aberdeen. This course focussed on mediation and arbitration, and was jointly taught with Professor Deborah Eisenberg, Director for the University of Maryland’s Center for Dispute Resolution. The School is seeking to deepen links with our US partners in this area.