The Columbia International Arbitration Association (CIAA) is Columbia Law School's only student association focusing exclusively on the topic of international arbitration. Our organization was formed in the fall of 2008 as a joint effort of the students in the J.D. and LL.M. programs with the generous support and guidance of Professor George A. Bermann. The organization tapped into an abundant reservoir of enthusiasm for the subject of international arbitration among students, academics and practitioners and became an instant success hosting more than 40 events to date, attracting worldwide attention and participation by some of the most prominent names in the field.
The 2012–13 CIAA Board:
Jessica L. Wirth
Chairs of the Columbia Arbitration Day 2013
Francisco M. Franco
Student Relations Chair
Social Events Director
Maria C. Schweinberger
Special thanks to the Chairs of the previous editions of Columbia Arbitration Day for their guidance and support: Matthias Pitkowitz (2010 edition), Edith Aupetit & Ignacio Zapiola (2011 edition) and Paula F. Henin & Daniel Chacur de Miranda (2012 edition).