International Commercial Arbitration

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Spring 2015 Seminar
Meets: M 1:00pm - 3:00pm
2 classroom credits

This seminar will introduce you to the history, philosophy, advantages, disadvantages, procedures, and ethics of international commercial arbitration -- an increasingly important and common means of resolving disputes between citizens or companies from different countries -- with an emphasis on current cases and practical applications. We will study differences between international commercial arbitration and domestic litigation/arbitration, national arbitration statutes, agreements to arbitrate, arbitral jurisdiction, procedural rules, discovery/disclosure, hearings, evidence, arbitral awards, enforcement of awards, and ethical issues arising for both advocates and arbitrators.

Prerequisite: For JD1Ls only, you must seek faculty permission to enroll in this seminar. This prerequisite does not apply to upper-level JDs or LLM students.

Subject Areas: International, Comparative & Foreign Law .