The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Awards Department of Shipping and Trade Law with Recognised Course Provider Status


The International Commercial Arbitration module offered by the Department of Shipping and Trade Law, College of Law, Swansea University is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as equivalent to member-level education (module 2) offered by the CIArb.

This effectively means that starting from the 2015-2016 academic year, LLM students at the Department of Shipping and Trade Law who manage to successfully complete the International Commercial Arbitration module will be eligible to apply for exemption from level 2 education requirements of CIArb membership, allowing them to apply to be awarded the level of Member of the Institute or MCIArb.

The CIArb, with 13,000 members active in various form of alternative dispute resolution in 120 countries, is the foremost professional institution working for global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution through an international network of 37 branches. Membership of the CIArb is available at three levels of Associate, Member and Fellow.

The module co-ordinators of the International Commercial Arbitration module, Drs. Leloudas and Tabari, were very pleased with the decision of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators to afford this opportunity to LLM students at Swansea. This is yet another illustration of the reputation that Swansea LLM degrees enjoy. There is no doubt that this development will make the International Commercial Arbitration module even more popular among students in the years to come.

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IISTL exists as a specialist research and professional training centre within the School of Law at Swansea University, promoting research and teaching of the highest standard in international shipping and trade law, fostering co-operation with other academic institutions and professional, commercial, shipping, insurance and business organisations. Over the last decade, the IISTL has gained a world-wide reputation for its contribution to research, policy making, professional training and teaching in the areas of shipping and trade law.

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