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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)

Founded in 2012, the Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration at Columbia Law School was established with the intention to serve as:

  • A think tank for advanced theory and practice, including the fashioning of “soft law” of both commercial and investment arbitration;
  • A center that integrates the law and practice of international arbitration with related participants and stakeholders in the field, including those who assist and support international arbitration (e.g., risk analysts, economists, political and cultural specialists, translators and interpreters, corporate intelligence professionals, and forensic accounting experts);
  • A body dedicated to developing and implementing methods for gathering, analyzing, and reporting empirical data on international arbitration;
  • A site for conducting important international arbitration projects for use, privately or publicly, in practice or in academia, notably those that address international arbitration’s current challenges;
  • An enterprise with a special focus on youth — educating and training students and young professionals interested in international arbitration;
  • An institute forging close working bonds with like-minded institutions throughout the world.

The Center is founded on five decades of leadership by Columbia Law School in international arbitration. It draws on the Law School’s wealth of experience and scholarship — the Law School’s faculty, research, facilities, the American Review of International Arbitration (ARIA), the “Columbia Arbitration Day,” and the largest law student organization in the country devoted to the subject. The Center’s director, George A. Bermann, is one of the Law School’s most distinguished professors, and one of the world’s most respected authorities in this field. Kabir Duggal works closely with Professor Bermann in moving the Center’s activities forward.

Today there is unprecedented interest in international arbitration, with little doubt that the interest and international arbitration’s importance will continue to grow. CICIA plans to make its own distinct contribution to the field, and to the development of more effective methods of resolving international disputes and encouraging international commerce and exchange.


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.