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International Arbitration

This seminar examines the law and practice of international commercial arbitration. We will consider the characteristics of international arbitration including its advantages and disadvantages as a form of dispute resolution, the law applicable to international arbitration including the New York Convention, Federal Arbitration Act, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the rules of major arbitration institutions such as the ICC, ICDR and LCIA. We will also cover topics such as drafting arbitration agreements, the selection of arbitrators, the conduct of arbitration proceedings, the role of national courts, and enforcing and setting aside arbitral awards. In order to meld theory with practice, students will work on the Problem that will be released by the Vis International Commercial Moot competition. As time permits, practical exercises will be used such as drafting arbitration clauses, drafting awards and oral arguments. Students will have the opportunity to compete for a place on the team that will represent Northwestern in the William C. Vis International Commercial Moot held in Vienna in April 2011. Students will be graded on their memoranda, several short writing assignments and class participation. Text: Blackaby and Partasides, Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration (5th ed. 2009).


Catalog Number: LITARB 695
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionInternational Law Practice AreaLegal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: Consult Professor about writing requirements


Course History

Fall 2013
Title: International Arbitration
Faculty: Schaner, Lawrence Scott
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25



Fall 2012
Title: International Arbitration
Faculty: Schaner, Lawrence Scott
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25



Fall 2011
Title: International Arbitration
Faculty: Schaner, Lawrence Scott
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 23



Fall 2010
Title: International Arbitration
Faculty: Schaner, Lawrence Scott
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 22