Dispute Resolution Program for International Lawyers and Students

The Fordham Law Dispute Resolution Program for International Lawyers and Students is designed to provide an introduction to lawyers and law students coming from abroad who wish to gain an understanding of dispute resolution techniques from a U.S. perspective.

This one-week program introduces participants to the U.S. style of civil litigation, mediation, domestic arbitration, and international arbitration.  The program also includes a visit to court and to either a law firm with an international arbitration practice group or to a dispute resolution organization located in Manhattan, such as AAA or JAMS, and a lecture by Dr. Branislav R. Srdanovic, former Ambassador and Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

This program takes place at Fordham Law School, located just north of midtown Manhattan – only steps from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a few blocks from Central Park, and a short walk away from the theaters, restaurants, museums, bars, clubs, and shopping that make New York City the cultural capital of the United States.

Classes are taught by members of the Fordham Law School faculty and by leading practitioners in their respective fields.  A certificate is presented to each program participant at the program’s closing luncheon.

Participants may secure their own accommodations during the program or live in student-style housing at Fordham Law School.  Housing is in double- or single-occupancy rooms.  All participants share a bathroom with other participants.  Suites include kitchens but kitchens are not equipped with utensils or cooking implements.  Click here for more information regarding housing.

The 2010 program will take place June 21 - 25.

The program schedule of fees is as follows: 

• Without Housing    $1,000
• With housing, double accommodation $1,600
• With housing, single accommodation  $2,000

Prices include classes, course materials, extra-curricular events listed above, the closing luncheon, and accommodations (as noted).

Space is limited and applications are accepted in the order in which they are received.  In order to be complete, applicants must submit a completed application form, a digital photograph, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a $500 deposit.