International Arbitration (Yeum/Bejarano)
W 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Gittis Hall 1
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.
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