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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 499 - Intl Dispute Resolution-Intl Commercial Arbitration

Fall 3 Iria Giuffrida

International arbitration has established itself as a distinct field of law in academia and legal practice, and this course prepares participants to understand the resolution of transnational commercial disputes by combining the substantive legal framework with a practitioner’s perspective and experience. After an introduction to the broad field of international arbitration (including references to investment treaty arbitration and inter-State arbitration), the course will focus on arbitrating commercial disputes, with a strong emphasis on institutional international arbitration. The participants will be exposed to the key main topics in this field such as the agreement to arbitrate; the selection, appointment and role of the arbitrators; questions of jurisdiction; key procedural aspects of arbitral proceedings; and the arbitral award. This course is aimed at JD and LLM students interested in developing a sound understanding of how transnational disputes are resolved by way of arbitration as well as an appreciation of the legal environment which facilitates and supports this process. It is similarly recommended to students who are keen to develop a full-rounded picture of international business transactions. Attendance is mandatory and the course will be graded on the basis of in-class participation and a final examination.