Students who are interested in dispute resolution in international trade and projects.
At least 2 years of law studies.
To understand the dispute resolution options and ADR (alternative dispute resolution) in international trade
Teaching may not be offered every year.
Teaching schedule depends on the method of completion.
1. Lecture on Advanced arbitration questions and mediation, 6 hours
2. Seminar work in groups; division into groups will take place after the first seminar lecture, 6-8 hours
- Each group will prepare a 20-30 minute (max) presentation for all the other groups
- Other groups will ask questions and comment on the said presentation
- Presentation items/subjects relate to 1. advanced questions in arbitration OR 2. issues in mediation. The headings/items for the presentations will be given to the groups after the first lecture (1)
The responsible teacher will ask questions (if any) and give direct feedback.
3. Summarizing lecture and general discussion session on typical alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in international business and international construction contracts. During the first part of this (3.) lecture the (same) groups present a 10-minute argumentation for their preference for an alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for a moot case. This case is given to the groups after the 2. seminar work. 4 hours.
4. Essay - instructions given during the seminars
Seminars, group work; essays
N. Blackaby, C. Partasides, A. Redfern, M. Hunter: Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (2004)
UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985), with amendments as adopted in 2006 http://www.uncitral.org/pdf/english/texts/arbitration/ml-arb/07-86998_Ebook.pdf
Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958) (the "New York Convention") http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/arbitration/NYConvention.html
NB! 100% attendance required to the seminars and group work.
Depends on teaching.