Wednesday, May 5, 2010

NUJS to partner Association for International Arbitration: Mint report

Mint reports here that National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata is engaged in talks with Association for International Arbitration in Brussels with a view to offer training programmes in arbitration to students and faculty. The same report states that National Law School of India University, Bangalore is positioned to commence a six month course on arbitration in July. Official announcements have not yet been released by NLS or NUJS on their websites.

Arbitration has traditionally been one of the strongholds of NUJS. There has been commendable faculty research in the area, especially on international investment arbitration. The university remains the only Indian university to have won the prestigious Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and reached the octa finals of the moot last year and quarter finals this year. It has also been the winner of NLS Arbitration Moot, one of the most prestigious national moots in India, for both its past editions. This year NUJS saw addition of a young faculty member to handle the course and several new titles on arbitration were added to the library. On a related but slightly different note, the Legal Aid Society of the university has assisted the state and district Legal Service Authorities in holding Lok Adalats on campus.

The Association for International Arbitration (AIA) is a non-profit organization which seeks to provide information, training and educational activities with a view to promote arbitration and ADR generally. It may be of interest to the readers that AIA is holding a conference on the theme UNCITRAL Model Law on Commercial Arbitration: 25 Years and registration for the same is open.
We will post the details of the courses as soon as the official notices appear.

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