Third-year law student Brian Thompson recently joined Professor S.I. Strong at a session of Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in New York. Thompson and Strong attended the meeting as non-governmental observers (NGOs) affiliated with the American Society of International Law (ASIL).
The primary topic under discussion at the Working Group was a proposed new international instrument on settlement agreements arising out of international commercial mediation. Thompson is the second Mizzou Law student to attend a U.N. meeting with Professor Strong; the first was Blair Bopp, ’16.