CORAL GABLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global law firm White & Case LLP has made a multi-year commitment to support the continued excellence and impact of the International Arbitration Institute at the University of Miami School of Law. The gift is part of Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign of the University of Miami.
The International Arbitration Institute embodies the UM law school’s long tradition of engagement with the law of arbitration. The Institute has many programs that offer students an enriching professional experience at the epicenter of international arbitration. The School of Law is recognizing White & Case’s support by naming the degree program of the Institute the “White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Degree Program.” The arbitration specialization track currently within the International Law LL.M. program will, subject to ABA acquiescence and the University of Miami Board of Trustees approval, become a stand-alone LL.M. degree.
The donation also funds an endowed scholarship and creates an annual lecture series that will bring leading scholars and practitioners in international arbitration to the Institute.
The firm is making this donation in honor of White & Case partner Carolyn B. Lamm, an alumna and a leading practitioner of international law and international arbitration, who also is a visiting professor in International Investment Arbitration at UM. The scholarship fund will be named the Carolyn B. Lamm/White & Case International Arbitration Endowed Scholarship Fund, and students receiving scholarship support will be known as the Carolyn B. Lamm/White & Case Scholars.
The White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. degree program is a unique and highly selective course of study taught by a leader in international arbitration, Professor Jan Paulsson, who holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the School.
“This is a wonderful gift from a great law firm and honors an extraordinary lawyer, and will allow us to offer the best International Arbitration LL.M. in the world,” said UM School of Law Dean Patricia D. White.
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