University of Pittsburgh

Ronald Brand and Pitt Law Students in Amman, Jordan, to Train Jordanian and Iraqi Students

Publish Date/Time: 
October 24, 2011

 On October 6-13, 2011, Professor Ronald Brand traveled with Pitt Law 3L students, Sarah Miley, Kimberly Stains, and Kaitlin Young, to Amman, Jordan, to train students from the University of Jordan and Baghdad University Schools of Law in preparation for participation in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition.  The training sessions were funded by the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and will continue with distance support for the UJ and BU Vis teams, a spring Middle East Pre-Moot in Bahrain, and the Vis Competition in Vienna in March-April, 2012.  Pitt’s Center for International Legal Education (CILE) has worked with CLDP for five years to provide training in international commercial law and arbitration in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE, adding Iraq and Jordan in the current year.

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