Like its "big sister" OGEMID, Young-OGEMID focuses on matters involving international dispute resolution, but with a special twist. Unlike OGEMID, which is open to everyone, Young-OGEMID is only open to junior practitioners (e.g., those who have not been made partner or counsel), junior academics (e.g., those who have not received tenure) and law students. This approach is meant to create a forum where young professionals can discuss and debate topics of interest on an equal basis and out of the eyes of more senior lawyers.
Although many of the substantive topics discussed on Young-OGEMID are similar to those addressed on OGEMID, Young-OGEMID also considers matters relating to career and professional development. Although the moderators attempt to provide some guidance on these issues, the best advice and information comes from fellow listserve members. Therefore, Young-OGEMID - like OGEMID itself - is meant to be participatory rather than solely led by the moderators.
Young-OGEMID has also developed a number of initiatives meant to address the unique needs of listserve members. These include "virtual" symposia and member research forums, among others.
Associate Professor S.I. Strong
University of Sydney Law School
Member research forums
Young-OGEMID encourages doctoral candidates to share information about their research topics and pose general questions about their research to the listserv. In so doing, we hope to encourage substantive discussion on the listserv and help create networks among individuals working in the same field. At this point, the member research forums are limited to doctoral candidates, although the initiative may be expanded in the future. Other listserv members can always pose general research-oriented questions to the group, so long as the question does not seek to circumvent proper processes regarding graded work for students or law firm protocol.
Young-OGEMID symposia and reports
Young-OGEMID features a series of virtual seminars that offer information on matters relating to law, practice and career development. All Young-OGEMID listserv members are automatically enrolled in the virtual symposia as part of their subscriptions. If you are not already a member you can register here.
- Effective Legal Writing: Written Submissions in International Arbitration (4-13 October 2021)
- The United Nations at 75: Looking Forward, Looking Back (October 2020)
- Enka v Chubb - UK Supreme Court Hearing Report (July 2020)
- Alternatives to In-Person Arbitration: Pandemics and Beyond (March 2020)
- Halliburton v Chubb - UK Supreme Court Hearing Report (November 2019)
- Mediation as the New Arbitration? Effects of the New Singapore Convention (Jun-Jul 2019)
- To Do or Not To Do - Top Ten Things Junior Lawyers Should or Should Not Do On the Job (Jan-Feb 2019)
- Doubletalk: The Problems and Pitfalls of Bilingual Lawyering (September 2018)
- Empirical Legal Research - How-To and Why-To (19-29 March 2018)
- Double Trouble: Parallel Proceedings in International Arbitration (October 2017)
- Alt-Facts and the Post-Truth Society Through an Arbitral Lens (March 2017)
- Move It! Lateral Hires in International Arbitration (October 2016)
- Prove It! Evidence in International Arbitration (June 2016)
- Sound Off: How to Get a Speaking Slot in International Arbitration (February 2016)
- Writing for publication and competitions (October 2015)
Effective Legal Writing: Written Submissions in International Arbitration (4 - 13 October 2021)
Written submissions play a uniquely important role in international arbitration. Disputes can be literally won or lost on the papers. However, many people find legal writing to be extremely challenging, either because they do not know how to communicate effectively in writing or because they are unaware of the special nature of written submissions in arbitration.
This virtual symposium takes a practical look at written submissions in international arbitration, bringing together the combined comparative wisdom of leading practitioners and arbitrators from around the world. Their contributions will help participants understand not only what to do in their written papers but how to do it, thereby improving communications with panelists and others in the arbitral setting.
- Dr. Crina Baltag, Stockholm University
- Hagit Muriel Elul, Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed
- Prof. Dr. Ali Yeşilırmak, Ibn Haldun University Law School
- Michael D. Nolan, Arbitration Chambers
You can register for Young-OGEMID here...
The United Nations at 75: Looking Forward, Looking Back (October 2020)
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of the U.N. Charter and the birth of the United Nations, and Young OGEMID held a virtual symposium that takes both a retrospective and prospective look at the institution.
- Dr Joachim Müller, editor of Reforming the United Nations: A Chronology (Oxford University Press)
- Ms Wu Ye-Min, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, and co-author of Negotiating at the U.N.: A Practitioner's Guide (Routledge)
- Prof Surya Deva, Professor at Hong Kong University and member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
- Dr James Devaney, University of Glasgow
- Serena Forlati, Professor of International Law at the Department of Law of the University of Ferrara
- UN75: The Future We Want, The UN We Need
- One million people share hopes and fears for future with the UN
Enka v Chubb - UK Supreme Court Hearing Report (July 2020)
During the UK Supreme Court Hearing on 27 to 28 July 2020 Lucy Winnington-Ingram and Eva Litina reported Live updates on the OGEMID and Young-OGEMID listservs. The Hearing Report provides a brief "Background to the Dispute" and provides a summary of the hearing.
Alternatives to In-Person Arbitration: Pandemics and Beyond (March 2020)
For years, the arbitral community has been considering increasing the use of video and other technology to save costs and increase efficiency in arbitration and to cut down on the environmental impact of the process. However, will the first real push towards remote arbitration come as a result of COVID-19? Speakers from various arbitral organizations and moots, as well as other experts, discuss steps they are taking to deal with the realities of a pandemic and how those steps might benefit parties in the future.
- Prof. Ben Davis, University of Toledo
- Colin Rule, Tyler Tech
- Chris Campbell, Center for International Legal Studies
- Paul Cohen, 4-5 Gray's Inn
- Prof. Ian Macduff - University of Auckland and National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution
Halliburton v Chubb - UK Supreme Court Hearing Report (November 2019)
During the UK Supreme Court Hearing on 12 to 13 November 2019 Lucy Winnington-Ingram and Eva Litina reported Live updates on the OGEMID and Young-OGEMID listservs. The Hearing Report provides a brief "Background to the Dispute" and provides a summary of the hearing.
Mediation as the New Arbitration? Effects of the New Singapore Convention (Jun-Jul 2019)
On 7 August 2019, the new United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Arising From Mediation - commonly known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation - will open for signature, raising a multitude of questions ranging from 'what effect will this new instrument have on international commercial dispute resolution?' to 'what is mediation, anyway?' This virtual symposium brings together experts from around the world to answer these and other questions about the commercial world's most intriguing development.
- LIM Tat - Aequitas Law - Singapore
- Iram Majid - Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation - India
- Noah Hanft - CPR Institute - US
- Diana Paraguacuto Maheo - Foley Hoag - France
- Catharine Titi - French National Centre for Scientific Research, University Paris II Pantheon-Assas - France
Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 10:
"Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 10: "Mediation as the New Arbitration? Effects of the Singapore Convention (June 24 - July 3 2019)"
by Suyay Chiappino
To Do or Not To Do - Top Ten Things Junior Lawyers Should or Should Not Do On the Job (Jan-Feb 2019)
Making the transition from higher education to practice can be difficult. Very often, we don't know what we don't know, leading to all types of mistakes. In this virtual symposium, senior lawyers from private practice, government and corporate legal departments share their insights on what junior lawyers should or should not do in order to succeed at their jobs. Join before the symposium starts!....
- Christophe Bondy, Cooley LLP
- Lise Bosman, Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
- Monica Canafoglia, International Trade Law Division (ITLD) of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
- Sally Harpole, International Arbitrator, Mediator and Attorney
- Mélida Hodgson, Foley Hoag LLP
- Professor Joongi KIM, YONSEI University, Seoul, Korea
- Elie Kleiman, Jones Day
- Joseph Matthews, International Advocate & Arbitrator
- Michael McIlwrath, BGHE
- Clarisse Von Wunschheim, Altenburger Ltd.
Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 9:
"To Do or Not To Do - Top Ten Things Junior Lawyers Should or Should Not Do On the Job (Jan-Feb 2019)"
by Lauren (Yonsoo) Kim and Izak C. Rosenfeld
Doubletalk: The Problems and Pitfalls of Bilingual Lawyering (September 2018)
Conversationally fluent in a second language and think that using that language would be a quick and easy way to benefit your legal work? Not so fast! Bilingual lawyering is often much more difficult than it seems, as discussed by the panelists in Young OGEMID's eighth virtual symposium. During this discussion, academics and practitioners from around the world discuss the problems associated with bilingual lawyering and how to move from conversational fluency to legal and business fluency.
- Professor Dr. Nicolas Etcheverry (Dean, University of Montevideo Law School, Uruguay)
- Katia Fach Gómez (Professor, University of Zaragoza, Spain)
- Veronica Taylor (Professor, Australia National University)
- Salua Kamerow (Penn State University)
- Anees Naim (Bab-Lex)
Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 8:
"Doubletalk: The Problems and Pitfalls of Bilingual Lawyering (September 2018)"
by Jake Lowther
Empirical Legal Research - How-To and Why-To (March 2018)
Ever wonder why lawyers do empirical research and whether it actually provides useful data? The seventh YO virtual symposium takes a critical look at both how to and why to do empirical legal research and identifies the problems and possibilities associated with such analyses. Panelists from around the world discuss the pros and cons of a variety of methodologies and provide tips for aspiring empiricists and critical readers.
- Professor Stavros Brekoulakis (School of Law, Queen Mary University of London. Professor of International Arbitration and Commercial Law)
- Professor Jennifer K. Robbennolt (Illinois College of Law, University of Illinois. Associate Dean for Research; Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology; Co-Director, Illinois Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science)
- Maryam Salehijam (Transnational Law Centre of the University of Ghent. PhD Researcher)
- Professor Wolfgang Alschner (Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa)
- Suha Jubran Ballan (Law and Social Science Faculty, SOAS, University of London. Researcher Associate)
The discussion ran from 19 to 29 March 2018. A report is currently being prepared and can be downloaded from this page in the near future.
Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 7:
"Empirical Legal Research - How-To and Why-To (March 2018)"
by Velislava Hristova
Double Trouble: Parallel Proceedings in International Arbitration (October 2017)
Young OGEMID's sixth virtual symposium explores the legal and strategic issues associated with parallel (simultaneous) proceedings involving international arbitration. Panelists from around the world consider the issue from different geographic perspectives as well as different practical contexts. This session is useful to anyone seeking to understand the high-level decisions needed to navigate the complex issues associated with defending or pursuing multiple associated claims in different venues around the world.
- Nadja Erk (ADROIT attorneys-at-law)
- Giovanni Zarra (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
- Vivienne Bath (University of Sydney / Sydney Law School)
- Ignacio Madalena (Allen & Overy LLP)
Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 6:
"Double Trouble: Parallel Proceedings in International Arbitration (October 2017)"
by Ibrahim Amir
Alt-Facts and the Post-Truth Society Through an Arbitral Lens (March 2017)
Lawyers often think that they're dealing in facts, but the reality is that they are dealing with perceptions - perceptions of facts, of people, of events. What happens when those perceptions are wrong? Traditionally, lawyers have framed the issue as an information deficit and provided more information. However, empirical research has shown that some misperceptions become more pronounced the more opponents seek to set the record straight. What's a lawyer to do?
The fifth YO virtual symposium considers that issue directly through interdisciplinary analysis. Experts in political science, psychology, neuroscience and communications theory and practice will discuss how to deal with pervasive misconceptions in a variety of settings that are relevant to the practice of international dispute resolution. (20 - 29 March 2017).
- Jason Reifler (Professor of Political Science at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
- Chulyoung Kim (Assistant Professor of Economics at the Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
- Victoria Ergolavou (Associate Director at APCO Worldwide, United Kingdom)
Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 5:
"Alt-Facts and the Post-Truth Society Through an Arbitral Lens (March 2017)"
by Aracelly López
Move It! Lateral Hires in International Arbitration
Young-OGEMID's fourth virtual symposium discusses the ins and outs of lateral moves in the world of international arbitration. Speakers focus on practices in a variety of jurisdictions (Australia, Belgium, Dubai, England, the Netherlands, Singapore and the United States) and discuss various issues of interest, including how to move laterally as a law firm partner or associate, how to move into academia and within academia, and how to move between different sectors of the legal market.
- Wendy Miles QC (Boies, Schiller & Flexner, London)
- Samantha Lord Hill (Freshfields, Dubai)
- Devathas Satianathan (Rajah & Tann, Singapore)
- Catherine Rogers (Penn State University, US)
- Stefaan Voet (University of Leuven, Belgium)
- Brooks Daly (Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Netherlands)
Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 4:
"Move it: Lateral Hires in International Arbitration (October - November 2016)"
by Vanina Sucharitkul
Prove It! Evidence in International Arbitration (June 2016)
Young-OGEMID's third virtual symposium discussed issues relating to the taking and presentation of evidence in international arbitration. Speakers with connections to multiple jurisdictions (Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico and the United States) discussed various issues of practical interest (such as how to present evidence in opening arguments and at the hearing and how to use a Redfern Schedule) as well as those of theoretical concern (such as the proper way to conceptualize evidence in international arbitration as well as how evidence in international arbitration measures up to evidence at the International Court of Justice).
- Kate Brown de Vejar (Curtis Brown, Mexico City)
- Freddy Sourgens (Washburn University, US)
- Louise Barrington (Aculex Transnational Inc, Hong Kong/Canada)
- John Crook (George Washington University, US)
Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 3:
"Prove It! Evidence in International Arbitration (June 2016)" - published in TDM 1 (2017)
by Dominic Wong
Sound Off: How to Get a Speaking Slot in International Arbitration (February 2016)
Young-OGEMID's second virtual symposium discusses how junior lawyers can get a speaking slot at a professional or academic conference on international arbitration. Speakers come from around the world (Austria, Canada, Hong Kong and the United States) and discuss various issues of interest, including how organizers pick speakers, how to get noticed by conference organizers, and how speaking engagements can help your career. The symposium started on February 8th 2016.
- Dr. Shahla Alis (HKU Faculty Law)
- Chris Campell (CILS)
- Sarah McEachern (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP)
- Professor Christopher R. Drahozal (University of Kansas, School of Law)
Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 2:
"Sound Off: How to Get a Speaking Slot in International Arbitration (February 2016)" - published in TDM 1 (2017)
by Meredith Craven
Writing for publication and competitions (October 2015)
The first Young-OGEMID Virtual Symposium addressed the ever-popular topic of writing for publication and competitions. Speakers are all winners of the Crawford Prize, one of the top writing competitions in the area of international dispute resolution, and represent both academic and practitioner perspectives. The symposium ran from October 19 through October 28, 2015.
- Joshua Karton (Queen's University, Faculty of Law)
- Lisa Niro (Bell Alliance)
- Fuad Zarbiyev (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP)
- Richard Oppong (Thompson Rivers University)
Summary of Young-OGEMID's First Virtual Symposium:
"Writing for Publications and Competitions (October 2015)" - published in TDM 1 (2017)
by Salua Kamerow
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