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International Investment Arbitration Spring 2024

Ended Feb 11, 2024

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Full course description


This 16-week program focuses on the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to handle international investment arbitral cases either as counsel or arbitrator, both from the substantive and procedural law standpoint.

The syllabus is designed to explore the salient issues arising in the conduct of investment arbitrations, from the notice of arbitration to the enforcement of investment arbitral awards. The program will guide participants through the complex interactions between arbitral awards, national court decisions, national legislation, international arbitration treaties, and the arbitral rules of leading international arbitration institutions relevant in this field, such as the ICSID Arbitration Rules.

The course also has a strong substantive component that explores advancements in current arbitral practices including expropriation, fair and equitable treatment, full protection and security, national treatment, and most favored nation treatment.


The Program is directed by Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Managing Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP.

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Course Modality: On-Line, Synchronous

Policies and Processes


The following is the refund policy for this Washington College of Law course registered through our Professional and Lifelong Learning Portal (

Participants registered for in-person and/or synchronous courses will be eligible for a refund if the course is dropped and a refund is requested one business day prior to the program start. In case a refund is requested, the net funds returned will be the tuition minus 4%.

Learners registered for on-demand courses without a start date will be eligible for a refund if the course is dropped and a refund is requested within 24 hours of registration and when there is no record of page views or participation in the Canvas Platform.

Refund requests will be denied if requested later than one day before an in-person and or synchronous course’s start date, 24 hours after registration in the case of on-demand courses without a start date, or when there is a record of page views or participation in the canvas Platform for an on-demand course.

Payments and fees:

For payments with credit cards, debit cards or bank accounts, the tuition cost includes a non-refundable 4% administrative fee. In case an eligible refund is requested, the net funds returned will be the tuition minus 4%. 

Payment Processor:


The payment processing platform for this course is PayPal. Under certain circumstances, PayPal may offer different payment options and methods that might include installment plans. Any payment agreements reached, payment options, and/or installment plans will only be between the learner and PayPal.

Notice about AU Non-Credit Courses:

Non-credit courses are not recorded in American University transcripts. No credit is earned from these courses and grades are not posted. Learners enrolled in Non-Credit courses will not receive an AU ID or have access to services and or facilities reserved for AU students. Access to the AU library system will be available to all members of the greater Washington DC area through visitor services. See the link for more information


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