Arbitration Experts Gather for Law School Conference

Fall 2011

Some of the world’s leading arbitrators, lawyers, judges, and scholars recently convened at Columbia Law School to discuss complex arbitrations as part of the second-annual Columbia Arbitration Day. Participants examined cutting-edge arbitration topics such as proceedings involving multiple parties and contracts, parallel proceedings spanning multiple jurisdictions, and the courts’ dwindling monopoly in dispute resolution. Keynote speaker Horatia Muir Watt, the James S. Carpentier Visiting Professor of Law, noted that the private sector is competing strongly with the courts in the global market for judicial services. Other speakers included George A. Bermann, one of the world’s top arbitration experts, who is the Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law and Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law.