Course Details

International Arbitration

This seminar is designed to provide an introduction to the law and practice of international commercial arbitration. It will consider the fundamental characteristics of international arbitration including its advantages and disadvantages as a form of dispute resolution; the network of international treaties (e.g., the New York Convention), national laws, procedural rules and guidelines that apply to international arbitration; the role of institutions and other organizations in supporting international arbitration; and the relationship between international arbitration and national courts. The seminar will cover key topics such as drafting arbitration agreements, selection of arbitrators, conflicts and other ethical issues, provisional remedies, preparing and presenting cases to tribunals (including obtaining evidence, witness testimony, experts, written submissions and hearings), arbitral awards, enforcing agreements to arbitrate, and actions to enforce and set aside arbitral awards. Students will be evaluated on the basis of 3 or 4 short take home assignments, class participation and a final exam. Gary Born, International Arbitration: Cases and Materials, 2nd edition (Wolters Kluwer 2015).

Catalog Number: LITARB 695
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionInternational Law Practice AreaLegal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: International Arbitration
Faculty: Schaner, Lawrence Scott
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 22

Fall 2016
Title: International Arbitration
Faculty: Schaner, Lawrence Scott
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24

Fall 2015
Title: International Arbitration
Faculty: Schaner, Lawrence Scott
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25

Fall 2014
Title: International Arbitration
Faculty: Schaner, Lawrence Scott
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24