MIAMI (February 28, 2012) — FIU College of Law congratulates Professor Manuel Gomez on his selection for two prestigious academic posts on international dispute resolution. Based on the nominations of peers, Professor Gomez was selected to join the Institute of Transnational Arbitration’s (ITA) Academic Council, as well as the scientific committee for the VIII Conference of the World Mediation Forum (WMF).
The ITA is comprised of a who’s who in the field of international arbitration. The organization’s main goal is to promote global adherence to the world’s main arbitration treaties and to educate business, government and lawyers about arbitration. The Academic Council is one of the two governing bodies of ITA, and is formed by leading academics in the field of international arbitration from the US and elsewhere.
The World Mediation Forum’s (WMF) mission is to develop and to exchange knowledge, information and skills inside and between all the sectors of mediation in all the parts of the world and in the most diverse levels: cultural, personal, institutional and international. The scientific committee is formed by leading ADR scholars from around the world.
In addition to these recent appointments Professor Gomez’s continued role as member of the organizing Committee of ICCA Miami 2014, the Miami International Arbitration Society, and the Florida Chapter of the Club Español del Arbitraje, has definitely helped raise the visibility of the College of Law, while expanding the potential for collaboration with members of the local, national and international legal community, and providing opportunities for our students, and other members of the COL academic community.
“It has been a great honor to receive an invitation to join ITA’s academic council, and the WMF’s scientific committee. I look forward to continue working with my colleagues at both organizations to develop first rate academic programs, and to promote high quality research on international dispute resolution. My involvement with these two organizations will also bring great benefits to FIU College of Law, and to our greater academic community”, said Professor Manuel Gomez.
About FIU College of Law:
Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school. The Princeton Review ranks FIU as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students and Hispanic Business has ranked FIU among the top ten law schools for Hispanics. The National Jurist ranks FIU among the top ten schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Sisk Report as 3rd in Florida for Faculty Scholarly Impact. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.