Miami Law strengthen ties with Colombia

Miami Law recently entered into an agreement with Bogotá, Colombia and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota Center of Arbitration and Conciliation to promote academic collaboration in the area of international arbitration in Colombia.

Under the agreement of collaboration with the Chamber, Miami Law provides a scholarship of $15,000 toward the tuition fees to attend one of Miami Law’s LL.M. programs, including its International Arbitration LL.M. This scholarship is available for up to four members of the Center of Arbitration and Conciliation.

The announcement was made during a joint event where Miami Law and the Center of Arbitration and Conciliation hosted a panel on “Career Paths in International Arbitration.” This half scholarship constitutes yet another scholarship agreement with a top Colombian institution to bring Colombia’s best and brightest lawyers to study at University of Miami School of Law.

Yasmina Assis, associate director of Miami Law’s International Graduate Law Programs, adds, “This agreement is an opportunity to build an academic relationship with the largest and most important arbitration center in Colombia and a worldwide reference. It will attract talented Colombian attorneys who practice in different areas of law, including dispute resolution, international and maritime law, among others.”

Sandra Friedrich, lecturer in law and director of Miami Law’s International Arbitration Institute and LL.M. Program, said: “We are proud to be launching this academic and scholarship collaboration with the Center of Arbitration and Conciliation of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, one of the principal arbitral institutions in Latin America.

“We believe that this collaboration will greatly benefit our Miami Law community as well as members of the Center of Arbitration by offering joint educational events and by bringing talented professionals interested in specializing in international arbitration or other areas of law to Miami Law for their graduate studies.“