Prof. Seckinger Trains International Arbitration Practitioners

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faculty_seckinger University of Notre Dame Professor of Law James Seckinger joins some of the world’s top international arbitration practitioners and educators this month for the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA) Workshop on “Questioning of Expert Witnesses in International Arbitration” in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the primary author of the workshop materials, and also serves as a presenter and faculty member during the three-day program.

Seckinger and other workshop instructors will provide training to international arbitration advocates seeking to improve their ability to question expert witnesses. Participants will engage in exercises and simulations based on a mock arbitration case, including a full day witness hearing, and will obtain direct feedback and practical advice from instructors.

Seckinger is one of just 17 professionals selected as faculty for the workshop. Other faculty hail from the Essex Court Chambers in London, The University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and major law firms in Paris, Germany, Canada, and the United States.

Seckinger—one of the country’s leading trial advocacy instructors and authors—has conducted advocacy skills programs throughout the United States and Canada as well as in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Scotland, England, France, El Salvador and Panama. He organized and taught advocacy skills to the War Crimes Prosecutors for Rwanda in 1996 and for the War Crimes Prosecutors under the jurisdiction of the Special Court for Sierra Leone in 2004. Seckinger has also trained lawyers and judges in El Salvador and Panama as those countries move to an open court adversarial system of justice.

Contact: James Seckinger,, 574-631-4844