LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

Sciences Po

Program Description

LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

Sciences Po

LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

Why study arbitration in Paris?

Paris is home to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration, the leading law firms in the field of international arbitration and many of the most reputed arbitration specialists, making it a key venue for international arbitration worldwide.

Why study arbitration at Sciences Po Law School?

The faculty of Sciences Po Law School is internationally recognised for excellence in arbitration and international law, with leading experts such as Emmanuel Gaillard, Horatia Muir Watt, Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo, and Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet, Makane M. Mbengue (University of Geneva) and George A. Bermann (Columbia Law School). Each year, the Sciences Po Law School organises events that bring together the major stakeholders in arbitration.

What will you study in this LLM programme?

  • At the core of the programme is the study of international arbitration
    Accordingly, courses and workshops will focus on the law and practice of international commercial, investment and sports arbitration.
  • The programme also covers other mechanisms of international dispute settlement.
    These include judicial and non-judicial forms of dispute resolution, such as litigation before the International Court of Justice, at the World Trade Organization (Panel and Appellate Body), and human rights litigation (e.g., European or American framework).
  • In addition, the programme will offer insight into litigation in domestic courts, recourse to mediation and online dispute settlement.
    The “procedural” tools governing dispute settlement procedures will be covered in depth, while “substantial” lectures will address public international law, international contracts law, private international law, energy law, international investment law and the protection of human rights.
    The combination of these “procedural” and “substantial” insights will prepare students to work in the extraordinary variety of tribunals and courts that exist in the world today.

A wide range of teaching and learning methods

The programme will be delivered through intensive mandatory courses and elective courses taught in small groups to facilitate intellectual and professional exchanges; and practical workshops in arbitration law firms and at the ICC, conferences, and internships to offer students an immersion experience in the transnational arbitration network.


The LLM will be coordinated by Diego P. Fernández Arroyo (Sciences Po professor).

"The Sciences Po Law School is launching its long-awaited LLM programme in Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement. The LLM brings together several of the most outstanding scholars and practitioners in the field, who will deliver the programme entirely in English in the heart of Paris, between Sciences Po's main campus (Saint Germain district), law firms and the ICC Court of International Arbitration."

Academic Advisory Board:

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Emmanuel Gaillard, Emeritus Professor at Sciences Po (Chairman)
  • George A. Bermann, Professor at Columbia University
  • Andrea Bjorklund, Professor at McGill University
  • Gary B. Born, President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration
  • Franco Ferrari, Professor at New York University
  • Maurice Kamto, Professor at Yaoundé II University
  • Pierre Mayer, Emeritus Professor at Paris I University
  • Alexis Mourre, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Horatia Muir Watt, Professor at Sciences Po
  • Alain Pellet, Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
  • Mónica Pinto, Dean and Professor at Buenos Aires University
  • Emmanuel Tourme-Jouannet, Professor at Sciences Po

Practitioners Consultative Committee

  • Rodman Bundy & Wesley Pydiamah, Eversheds LLP
  • Carine Dupeyron, Darrois, Villey, Maillot, Brochier
  • Simon Greenberg, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Laurent Gouiffès, Hogan Lovells LLP
  • Maude Lebois, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Carole Malinvaud, Gide Loyrette Nouel
  • Fernando Mantilla Serrano, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Isabelle Michou, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • Charles Nairac, White & Case LLP
  • Tim Portwood, Bredin Prat
  • Eduardo Silva Romero, Dechert LLP
  • Roland Ziadé & Christian Albanesi, Linklaters LLP


The Faculty comprises the members of the two governance bodies joined by other renowned scholars and practitioners from all over the world.


The LL.M is a one-year programme taught entirely in English. It is designed for candidates with a graduate degree in law and one to two years' professional experience who want to immerse themselves in a challenging university environment, gain further expertise and pursue new horizons in arbitration and international dispute settlement. The LLM is a full-time programme and runs from late August to the end of July. Classes are taught in central Paris at Sciences Po's main campus in the St Germain district.

Eligibility and admissions

Candidates must hold a law degree (Master 2, JD, LL.B., or the equivalent). professional experience (internships included) is required.

Admissions are now open: find out more about the admissions procedure

Tuition fees and financial aid

Tuition fees for the entire programme are set at €24,000


For more information, please contact Anne-Solenne de Roux

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 2, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2017
1 year
Full time
24,000 EUR
France - Paris, Ile-de-France
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Aug. 2017
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