Elon Law students participate in international arbitration conference

Brenna Ragghianti and Andrew Scott engaged lawyers, law scholars, intergovernmental officials and senior corporate leaders at the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (ATLAS) annual conference in April. 

Elon Law student Brenna Ragghianti, right, with The Honorable Andrew Young, center, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and other law students attending the Atlanta International Arbitration Society annual conference. Photo credit: Cloud Prime Photography.
The ATLAS conference was entitled, “Convergence and Divergence in International Arbitration Practice.”

Panel topics at the conference included:

  • Fighting (and Defending) the Leviathan: Arbitrations Involvings Sovereigns and State-Owned Entities
  • A Peek Behind the Curtain: A Roundtable Featuring Some of the World’s Leading Arbitrators
  • Third-Party Funding of Arbitration: The Future of Global Dispute Resolution or an Ethical Black Hole?
  • Arbitration and Asia

Ragghianti and Scott, both members of the Class of 2014 at Elon Law, served as moderators and rapporteurs on some of the panels at the conference. Elon Law Professor Henry Gabriel, one of the nation’s leading authorities on international commercial law, said he was pleased to see Elon students included among a select number of law students who were invited to attend and participate in this major international conference, noting the conference is a great opportunity to expose law students to the world of international commercial arbitration as it is practiced by major American law firms.

More information about the ATLAS 2013 conference is available here.

Information about Elon Law students engaging global commerce in Southeast Asia is available here.