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This comprehensive four- day course covers all stages of the arbitration process, from the drafting of the arbitration agreement to the enforcement of the arbitral award. This course is taught by the distinguished lecturer at the University of Houston by Ann Ryan Robertson. Training is offered twice a year the course fee is $975.00 (fees include: all course materials and CLE) and 23.5 MCLE credit hours (4.75 ethics hours) has been requested.. After completion of this training you will receive a certificate in Advanced Arbitration Skills. Payment is due at the time of registration. You may remit by credit card or check. If paying by check, please make payable to U of H Law Foundation and mail to 4104 Martin Luther King Blvd., Room 101BLB, Houston, Texas 77204-6060 (attn. Jim Lawrence). If paying by credit card, please call Judy Clark at 713-743-2066 and a $10.00 credit card processing fee will be added.

Ann Ryan Robertson '77

Ann Ryan Robertson '77

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Course Director: Ann Ryan Robertson

Course Description Details: Preliminary Considerations Bearing on the Selection of the Arbitral Process Comparison of dispute resolution alternatives. Nonbinding processes based upon negotiation contrasted with binding, adjudicative processes: the relative advantages and disadvantages of each. Advantages and disadvantages of transnational litigation as a means of binding, adjudicative dispute resolution. General considerations pertaining to the choice of commercial arbitration as a dispute resolution technique: its advantages and disadvantages. Overview and characteristics of commercial arbitration, including the severability of the arbitration agreement, the concept of party autonomy, the sources of law that can apply to a commercial arbitration and an overview of the commercial arbitral processes. more...

Who should consider enrolling in this course?

  • In-house corporate counsel
  • Outside counsel who advise on the negotiation or drafting of contracts
  • Every trial lawyer
  • Arbitrators and prospective arbitrators
  • Corporate managers responsible for the negotiation and administration of commercial contracts

MCLE: Approximately 23.5 Participatory
4.75 Ethics

CEU: available upon request


The January 2021 course will be held virtually. For more information, call the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center at (713) 743-2066.

Training Schedule

Commercial Arbitration Training - January 2021

23.5 hours of CLE credit includes 4.75 hours of ethics. All materials and CLE included.


Friday, January 15 (12:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Saturday, January 16 (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
Friday, January 22 (12:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Saturday, January 23 (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

Anatomy of an Arbitration Clause: Beyond the Basics

6 hours of CLE credit includes 1 hour of ethics.
All materials and CLE included.

To be announced