COURSES 2016/17

SAA Practitioner’s Course

The SAA Practitioner's Course

Successful participants of the SAA Practitioner's Course receive the Arbitration Practitioner Diploma (ArbP) from the SAA.

The ArbP demands active participation during the course, which includes pleading training on the basis of mock cases, role plays of arbitration-related scenarios, drafting sessions to learn how to draft written submissions and interactive discussions on cutting-edge arbitration topics.

The modules are held together with the CAS in Arbitration class. ArbP candidates attend modules 2, 3 and 4. All three modules start on a Thursday morning and end on a Monday night, the course stretches from June to January of the following year. The next course will start in April 2016. All courses are taught in English. This course is designed to accommodate working professionals, balancing classroom instruction with scheduling flexibility. During each day of a module, participants will be given an opportunity to attend to their professional responsibilities.

Application Requirements

The ArbP program is for qualified participants with some previous experience in arbitration.

Course Assessments

ArbP participants are required to attend and actively participate in modules 2, 3 and 4.

Changing from the ArbP to the CAS in Arbitration Program

ArbP participants have the option of also completing the CAS in Arbitration. In addition to completing any outstanding ArbP modules participants must:

  • Attend module 1 the next time it is offered
  • Pass the CAS in Arbitration exam
  • Submit the CAS in Arbitration research paper
  • Pay the additional tuition fee

Please note that this only applies to participants who enrolled in the ArbP program after 2015. If you completed the ArbP prior to 2015 and are interested in also completing a CAS in Arbitration, please contact us for further information.

Course Overview

Coordinators : Prof. Dr. Daniel Girsberger and Prof. Dr. Christoph Müller

4 Topic From the Hearing to the Challenge and Enforcement of the Award
Head Lecturers Daniele Favalli, Philippe Bärtsch
Dates Zurich January 19-23, 2017

I had the honour and privilege to be invited for teaching assignments to the SAA courses over the last 5 years. Whilst this was only a 1-day engagement each, I was positively surprised by the interaction and the feedback from the students that I got acquainted with on this very day. Each group is diverse. However, each group and the student are challenging. The SAA format with practitioners giving their insight on various aspects is probably the most important factor for choosing the SAA for a continued education.

Peter Straub, Walder Wyss AG, Zurich