International Commercial Arbitration

Class Unique: 29080
This course is primarily concerned with a comparative approach to commercial arbitration in international transactions. Among the topics to be discussed are: the sources of arbitration law, the federal pro-arbitration policy, problems respecting the arbitration clause and arbitrability, the appointment and qualifications of arbitrators, the arbitration process, the law governing procedural and substantive issues, the judicial review of arbitral awards and enforceability of awards. For the main themes of this course, examples will be drawn from arbitral awards and the arbitration rules of major arbitral institutions in order to introduce students to the practice of international arbitration. A major focus will be the allocation of jurisdiction between the courts and the arbitrators as reflected in the case law of the countries which are important arbitration venue. The course will generally explore the growing use of international arbitration and its role in international trade relations.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 - 10:20 am TNH 3.127
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Take-home 10/12/07

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory


Hascher, Dominique T Hascher, Dominique T