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International Arbitration (Salas/Yeum)

Spring 2023   LAW 928-001  

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Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Drafting Legal Documents
Expository Writing

33% Participation,
67% Paper,
Other (Class participation grade will reflect both active participation in class as well as two short (2-3 page) reading reaction papers.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



Class meets in person.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. I will make these recordings routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Meeting Times/Location
M 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Tanenbaum Hall 253



This seminar provides an introduction to the law and practice of international arbitration. The seminar is intended to introduce students to both the theoretical questions surrounding international arbitration and the hands-on issues of the practice of international arbitration. The instructors are both practitioners who will draw on their U.S. and international experience. The seminar begins with an introduction to the field of international commercial arbitration, including the treaties and national laws that form the legal framework of arbitration under national and international law. The course then examines the content, interpretation, and enforcement of arbitration agreements. The course will then focus on various aspects of, and controversies regarding, international commercial arbitration, including arbitral institutions, the selection and challenge of arbitrators, class actions, interim measures, procedure, evidence, awards, and the enforcement and annulment of awards. The course will also include a segment on investment treaty arbitration. Students will be required to write one long paper for the semester. The paper will be due at the end of the semester and is eligible to meet the Law School Written Work Requirement. There may also be other smaller assignments. There will be no final examination. A strong attendance record and class participation are essential. There are no formal prerequisites for the class.

Course Concentrations

International and Comparative Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of international and comparative law, both substantively and procedurally; Perform legal analysis in the context of international and comparative law; Communicate effectively on topics related to international and comparative law; Demonstrate an understanding of the role of international and comparative law, and their interconnection with domestic law.


"Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration" by Nigel Blackaby, Constantine Partasides, Alan Redfern, and Martin Hunter
Edition: Sixth Edition
Publisher: Oxford
ISBN: 9780198714255