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Spring 2016
LAW519  A  DRAFTING COMPLEX ARBITRATION CLAUSES

Course Description
This course will provide students with an overview on the drafting of complex arbitration clauses in an international context and has important practical applications. Large multi-national corporations and the international business community as a whole are turning with increasing frequency towards international arbitration to resolve their cross-border disputes. The international arbitration process often begins long before a dispute ever arises – with the parties’ decision to include an arbitration provision into their contract. This first strategic decision by the parties as to the resolution of potential future disputes is crucial. Parties should take control of the arbitration provision when drafting agreements, as carelessly-worded clauses drafted at the eleventh hour of the contractual negotiations will lead to lengthy and costly delays in the adjudication of the parties’ rights and obligations.

This is an intensive course designed for students who are generally interested in international business transactions and would like to deepen their knowledge of international arbitration – the most frequently used method of international dispute resolution, as well as for students who intend to specialize in the field of international arbitration. Students will learn to read, draft and negotiate arbitration clauses for complex international agreements, and advise clients accordingly. One of the objectives of this course is to enable students to anticipate and recognize issues in the formation and enforcement of arbitration agreements that are typical or particularly prevalent in complex international business transactions, and to develop important approaches to minimizing the risks associated with them. It is the goal of this course to better prepare students to meet the demands of the global business community.


Short Course Attendance Policy
Due to the small number of meetings, attendance to all meetings/classes for short courses is mandatory. Students who miss more than one class session (80 minute) of a 1-credit short course are subject to administrative withdrawal and will have a W for the course on their transcripts.


Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 04-05-2016 - 04-19-2016  

Dates Day Time Room
04-05-2016 - 04-07-2016   TR  3:30 PM-5:20 PM F108
04-12-2016 - 04-14-2016   TR  3:30 PM-5:20 PM F108
04-19-2016 - 04-19-2016   T  3:30 PM-5:20 PM F108

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes:
Compressed Course
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Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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