School of International Arbitration

This list has the following description:

The School of International Arbitration (SIA) is a centre of
excellence in research and teaching of international arbitration
and is part of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at
Queen Mary University of London

Established in 1985 to promote advanced teaching and research in
the law and practice affecting international arbitration, The
School of International Arbitration offers a range of
international arbitration courses including: LLM, postgraduate
diplomas, professional training and one of the largest
specialist PhD programmes in the world. Graduates from our
programmes go on to form part of the vibrant Alumni and Friends
of the School of International Arbitration.

Our research projects focus on a wide area of topical issues in
international arbitration, including enforcement of arbitral
awards and settlement of disputes, the use of transnational
rules and lex mercatoria for the settlement of disputes,
investment arbitration, oil and energy disputes, the increasing
harmonisation and internationalisation of international
arbitration procedure, arbitration and third parties,
arbitrability of disputes, the interface between arbitration and
litigation, conflict of jurisdictions, business mediation and
ADR, and regional systems of international arbitration. The
School also conducts unique empirical studies with the financial
support of PriceWaterhouseCoopers and White & Case.

The School of International Arbitration aims to:

- Actively participate in the academic discussion on
arbitration. As a research-lead institution we focus on the
study of the particular problems arising in arbitration, and
contribute to the development of arbitration theory.

-Teach and educate a future generation of lawyers that want
to be involved in international arbitration. We take a
comparative and practice-oriented approach to the teaching of
arbitration so that our students gain a deep understanding of
the special characteristics and needs of international arbitration.

Top of page