Conference Announcement


On October 21, 2011, internationally renowned arbitrator Gary Born (also GAR Advocate of the Year 2010 and author of the OGEMID Book of the Year in both 2009 and 2010) leads an international group of experts in a frank discussion of issues that can arise when parties combine litigation tactics with international commercial arbitration.  The symposium, entitled “Border Skirmishes: The Intersection Between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration,” will  be held at the award-winning Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law.  Associated events include a  works-in-progress conference where authors discuss their current research with other specialists and a student writing competition sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch.  The registration fee for the symposium, including an “early bird” session concerning the new ICC Rules of Arbitration, is $50, and registration is available online.  The symposium is co-sponsored by the CIArb North American Branch with additional support from the American Society of International Law, the ABA Section of International Law and Transnational Dispute Management.  For more information on all events, see or contact Professor S.I. Strong at