Course Details


The Arbitration Practitioner (ArbP) is a program specifically designed for participants with some experience in the legal field, ideally in arbitration.

Why should you apply?

  • The program of 3 modules offers a rich course selection, allowing students to practice advocacy skills. We aim to teach participants what cannot be learned from books alone.
  • Future arbitration practitioners should learn from prominent practitioners with whom they are able to personally interact.
  • In addition to the head lecturers, more than 15 guest practitioners participate in the different modules to assist and coach students in practical exercises.
  • While the training usually includes a lot of travelling for the participants, the upcoming courses will spare you a lot of time and money, while we assure that you get the best experience out of our interactive virtual training.

The next module is coming up in November and covers the following topic:

How to commence arbitration proceedings

On the basis of a mock case, the participants address issues from the perspective of both counsel and arbitrators in international arbitration.

Guest lecturers discuss with the participants how to present a case before the arbitral tribunal. In particular, prominent arbitration practitioners help to improve advocacy skills through practical mock training sessions (mock client interviews, mock arbitrator interviews, mock organizational hearings, mock pleadings on jurisdiction, etc.). Participants will also learn how to draft and submit pleadings (briefs for the Claimant and for the Respondent), as well as how to seek appropriate relief.

It is possible to sign up for this module individually or you can sign up for the SAA Practitioner’s Course.

Learn more about the course here:

Apply now to benefit from our early bird discount!

How to apply

In order to apply to one of the SAA postgraduate courses, please forward your CV, motivation letter and supporting documents to