International and Comparative Law

International Commercial Courts and the Rule of Law

August 13, 2020

Live Webinar

Registration Open

MCLE Credit will be available

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

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A small but influential number of States (UAE, Qatar, Kazakhstan, and Singapore) or their subdivisions have established commercial courts that operate outside of or have a special status within their national judicial system. In many instances, the judicial power of these courts rests with individuals who are not necessarily citizens of the seats of the respective courts.  The courts have the power to apply largely foreign law (usually English common law) and they do so mainly in English.  The talk examines this development and looks at it from the perspective of the rule of law.  

MCLE Credit will be available. Details for connecting to the webinar will be sent after you register.


Susan L. Karamanian
Dean, College of Law
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Doha, Qatar


  • $0 - SWIICL Advisory Board Member
  • $0 - SWIICL Member Employee
  • $0 - Academy of American and International Law Alumni
  • $0 - 2020 Academy of American and International Law Participant
  • $25 - Non-Member

MCLE Information

Texas Course Number 174093672. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours, of which no credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit.

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