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Juris Publishing

Juris Publishing is a full-service legal publisher specializing in international and American law that has served as ARIA’s publisher since our inception. Juris provides an invaluable online resource for international and U.S. arbitration research, including related ADR and international litigation resources. Their database, ArbitrationLaw, allows for searches in thousands of PDF documents related to arbitration and other types of international law resources as well.


Columbia International Arbitration Association (CIAA)

The Columbia International Arbitration Association (CIAA) is Columbia Law School’s only student association focusing exclusively on the topic of international arbitration. CIAA 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. Since 2008, CIAA has hosted over 100 events to date, attracting worldwide attention and participation by some of the most prominent names in the field. One of the premier events that the CIAA hosts is Columbia Arbitration Day. They can be contacted at ciaa@law.columbia.edu.


Center for International Commercial & Investment Arbitration (CICIA)

The new Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration Law is designed to further the teaching and study of international arbitration, building on Columbia Law School’s well-established expertise in this growing legal practice.

Leading the center is Professor George A. Bermann, ’75 LL.M., the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, the Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, and director of European Legal Studies. Faculty members and researchers include adjunct professors Alejandro Garro and Robert H. Smit, lecturers-in-law Thomas Johnson and Ian Laird, as well as Anthea Roberts, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School with a dual appointment at the London School of Economics and an authority on international investment law and arbitration.

“Columbia is in the enviable position of launching its new center with an outstanding array of programs and activities—and thus with an exceptionally high profile in international arbitration already in place,” Bermann said. “The center will attract new energies and give impetus to fresh initiatives that make an already vibrant situs for education and research in international arbitration still more vibrant.”

The center will expand Columbia’s reputation as a premier center for education, scholarship and student activity in international arbitration law through additional programs, including a distinguished speaker series, a workshop series drawing upon scholars and practitioners in residence, and a formal annual lecture in international arbitration.


Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (REAL)

REAL is a group of global lawyers practicing in international arbitration and striving to achieve racial equality for arbitration lawyers. REAL aims to: (1) focus on racial equality and representation of un(der)represented groups within one’s own country and at the international level more generally; (2) address unique problems posed by intersectionality; (3) create a platform for addressing discrimination and implicit bias issues; (4) making international arbitration more equitable by collaborating and supporting other initiatives dealing with diversity and inclusion; and (5) create a safe space for un(der)represented groups in international arbitration.