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(LWYL 545) International Arbitration-London

Faculty: David Brennan

3 credit(s)
Concentration(s): International Law (MSLS), LLM in International Law (LLMI), International Law (LLMC), International Law (JD)

The course covers all aspects of international arbitration from drafting of the arbitration agreement through initiating and conducting the arbitration resulting in a binding and internationally enforceable award. The class encourages students’ participation in a sequence of written submissions for the arbitration proceeding. Students will also work individually or teams to give oral presentations and arguments on the arbitration issues at different stages of a mock-arbitration proceeding. A fictional fact-pattern problem forms the basis for those presentations. The course objectives are to provide a thorough knowledge of international arbitration laws with the procedural and practice requirements. Another objective is to develop the ability to strategize a case and take the proper steps to manage an arbitration case for a client. The UNCITRAL Model Law (2006) will be a primary focus of the study together with the Vienna International Arbitral Center Rules (2018) and related enactments. We will consider the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and its practices. There will be guest presentations from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) London, Littleton-Chambers Barristers who engage in international arbitration and High Court cases, and a senior Skadden-Arps Solicitor who advises multi-national corporations on commercial/investment treaty matters and international arbitration. The final course grade counts 40% for class presentations and participation plus 60% based on a final examination.

Note: This class is the equivalent of LWIC 530