I graduated today from my Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration. The passing rate was much lower than I expected — only 22 our of 32 in the class graduated today — that was quite a humbling thought as well.
So, I’m an arbitrator now. Well, not yet, not until I handle a real case at least. But what I’ve learnt during the classes and the practicum are useful nonetheless. It reminded me of a discussion about CMMI effectiveness and the neutrality and fairness of any CMMI evaluation, since the lead appraiser can sometimes come from the same organization, and the other appraisers in the SEPG are usually from the same organization itself. From that perspective, arbitration really covered all grounds regarding neutrality and fairness, very rigourously and it is an interesting comparison. My studies on Law has given me much new perspective when looking at processes and management.
Anyway. I’ll be joining the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators as a Fellow as soon as I send in my application. See what happens next.