In the global economy of the 21st century, arbitration is the dispute resolution procedure of choice for many international business transactions. This course teaches the principles of effective client representation in international arbitration. The course will employ a real world dispute in which the students will become counsel from initial consultation with the client to litigating the case.
The semester will focus on developing the practical skills needed to represent your client in an international arbitration. The practical exercises–including writing a claimant’s and respondent’s brief, and presentations of oral arguments will all be centered around the same hypothetical, but quite detailed and real, international contractual dispute.
Grading will be based on class participation, writing assignments and presentations of oral arguments. There is no mid-term or final exam. The final 2-3 classes will be participating in a mock arbitration with distinguished arbitrators serving as the Tribunal.
This class will meet once a week for two hours. Enrollment has been limited to a maximum of 12 students.
There are no course prerequisites. Students who have had, or are taking, an international arbitration, and/or a trial or appellate advocacy course will find that experience helpful.