International Commercial Arbitration

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON 3:45 - 6:55 pm JON 5.206/207

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final December 15, 2018 8:30 am A-Z in 2.124


International arbitration specialists experienced in international disputes worldwide provide students with the legal knowledge and practical skills necessary to navigate all aspects of international commercial arbitrations, including forum selection, analysis of arbitration laws and provisions, arbitrator selection and challenges, enforcement of arbitration awards, and more.

International commercial transactions almost invariably require international arbitration of disputes; so the transnational lawyer should know this area of practice.International arbitration represents one area where states have delegated a judicial function to private individuals. Those arbitrators enjoy wide discretion, act as judge and jury and render globally portable awards that suffer minimal state oversight. Understanding the terms of that delegation, which differ from country to country, will allow students to appreciate what can, and should, be left to private ordering of disputes. The course will address the major topics in international arbitration: its contractual nature; the “who (court or arbitrator) decides” question; choice of law; arbitrator selection; the role of international treaties; and review and enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards. Student performance is evaluated on a final exam, with a substantial portion of the grade dependent on class participation.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

International Arbitration: Cases and Materials - Aspen Casebook Series *
Gary B. Born
Wolters Kluwer , edition: 2nd
ISBN: 9781454839200
International Arbitration: Documentary Supplement *
Gary B. Born
Wolters Kluwer , edition: 2nd
ISBN: 9781454862802


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
10/24/2018 Exam information updated
Course is cross listed