WCL Scholarship

One of the foundations of the growth of the culture of arbitration in Brazil is the promotion of the exchange of experiences with international institutions that have been standing out in the area, in order to bring the knowledge of what is practiced abroad. Within this strategy, the CAM-CCBC offers annually a scholarship program, the WCL Scholarship.


The initiative is aimed at the participation of Brazilian students in the summer programs of specialization in arbitration of the American University Washington College of Law (WCL). Stakeholders should have prior experience in arbitration and willingness to share experience in the CAM-CCBC events, thereby contributing to better dissemination in Brazil of best practices and advances in the application of arbitration mechanisms.


Its summer program offered by the Center on International Commercial Arbitration exposes participants to the skills needed to manage arbitration processes with the participation of international experts. The content of the curriculum is developed in order to present a complete picture of how international commercial arbitration works in practice.

Arbitration Specialized Summer Program Scholarship

Sponsored by the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC), the scholarship includes:

1)Tuition fee for 4 courses;
2) Lodging fees in a double occupancy room at the American University dormitory (Cassell Hall); and
3) Flight to and from Washington, DC, in economy class.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate must:

  1. Have prior experience in arbitration. Please indicate any experience: practicing experience, teaching, participation in moot competitions, etc;
  2. Have a Law Bachelor’s degree from a Brazilian law school;
  3. Have significant time spent in Brazil living and working (3 or more years); and
  4. Be available for sharing the experience in future events held by CAM-CCBC and by its New Generation commission.

Candidates who wish to apply for the scholarship must provide the following documents:

  • Statement of interest (1 or 2 pages in English or Spanish);
  • Letter of recommendation (in English or Spanish);
  • Copy of university transcripts; and
  • Any other documents in support of the application.

To apply, please send the documents indicated above to [email protected] by February 21, 2020. (5:00pm DC time)

Please address the letter to:

Eleonora Coelho
Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the CCBC

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