Penn State International Law Review to celebrate 25th anniversary

November 29, 2006

The Penn State International Law Review will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a panel discussion on "Finality and Enforceability of International Arbitration Awards in Latin America." The event, co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law and the Consortium for Peace and Ethics, will be held Dec. 15 at the Tillar House, headquarters of the American Society of International Law, in Washington, D.C. A lunch will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by the panel from noon to 2 p.m. Registration and lunch are free, and CLE credit is available upon request.

The panel discussion will feature Penn State Dickinson School of Law professor Thomas E. Carbonneau, who is regarded as one of the leading experts on international commercial arbitration and an acknowledged expert on domestic arbitration. He is the faculty director of Penn State's Institute for Arbitration Law and Practice and the director of the law school's McGill Faculty of Law Summer Program in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Carbonneau is the executive editor of the Latin American Arbitration Report and editor-in-chief of the World Arbitration and Mediation Report. He has served as a member of the editorial board of La Revue de L'Arbitrage and is the author of more than a dozen books and 75 scholarly articles.

Other panelists include Oliver J. Armas, Ronald Goodman and Mary Helen Mourra. Armas is a partner in Thacher Proffitt and specializes in complex domestic and international arbitration and litigation cases. A large percentage of his practice involves counseling clients on various matters involving Latin America. Goodman is a partner in Winston & Strawn's Washington, D.C., office and is co-chair of its international arbitration practice group. He concentrates his practice in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, with a focus on commercial, investor-state, project, energy and construction matters. Mourra is the editor-in-chief of the Latin American Arbitration Report. She has extensive work experience in and ties to the Middle East and Latin America, and from 2000 to 2005, she was counsel to the Hariri Foundation in matters before the United Nations. Penn State Dickinson School of Law professor Larry Backer will moderate the panel. Backer is a member of the American Law Institute and the European Corporate Governance Institute, and he has lectured in Brazil and Argentina.

To register, complete the online form at or e-mail Michael Bluto at

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