University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2018

Course Description
This course focuses on the place of the arbitral award in the international space and its migration into and among national legal orders. It offers a deeper look into concepts of law that affect the arbitral award and the application of the NYC. National notions of public policy may frustrate the objectives of the NYC and excessively protect national sovereignty. Are courts to apply their international notions of public policy? Should courts apply uniform international standards with respect to article V (1) (e) and Article V (2) (b)? If so, what are these so-called international standards ? Students will have to look to other UN treaties to find answers. Party autonomy is addressed as well as the relevant strictures of the NYC; do they constrain national legislation. Other internationally accepted principles in arbitration and their implications are addressed.

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: 01-19-2018 - 04-25-2018  


Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: LAW 770 Intro to NY Convention
Method of Evaluation: Paper
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Short Course
Special Restrictions: 2Ls and 3Ls interested in taking this course should seek permission from Arlene Buchanan ( or Elina Escarda (
Law Track(s):
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None