Founded in 2012, the Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration was established with the intention to serve as a think tank for advanced theory and practice, a center that integrates the law and practice of international arbitration with related participants and stakeholders in the field, and much more.
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.
In addition, the Center has alliances or working relationships and collaborative projects with leading academic institutions in other parts of the world, including London and Paris. It has similar relationships with arbitration institutes in New York and elsewhere, with top tier law firms in international arbitration, and with various governmental bodies.