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Pepperdine Hosts Transnational Arbitration Conference and Commercial Arbitration Meeting

Pepperdine University School of Law and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution will host the Institute for Transnational Arbitration Conference January 15 to 17, in Malibu, California. Pepperdine will also welcome the American Law Institute’s International Commercial Arbitration Joint Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Villa Graziadio Executive Center.

The Institute for Transnational Arbitration is a division of the Center for American and International Law. The conference will feature research and teaching sessions on topics such as how to build an arbitration program, in addition to “How National is International Arbitration?” and “Party Autonomy and its Limits.”

Presenters include Tom Stipanowich, academic director of the Straus Institute and William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution; Loukas Mistelis, director of the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London; Margaret L. Moses, professor of law and director of the International Law and Practice Program, Loyola University Chicago School of Law; and moderator Christopher Gibson, assistant dean and associate professor of law at Suffolk University Law School.

The International Commercial Arbitration Joint Meeting will be closed meeting for ALI advisers and members, and attendees will consider initial positions on Chapter 4: Confirmation and Vacatur of Awards, as part of a larger project to restate the American law of international commercial arbitration. Pepperdine’s Jack Coe, professor of law, currently serves as an associate reporter on the Restatement (Third) on the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration.

The meeting will cover topics such as arbitration agreements, conduct of and the judicial role in international arbitral proceedings in the United States, awards, and recourse from and enforcement of international arbitral awards rendered in the United States.

Learn more about the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution