University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Fall 2017

Course Description
The New York Convention is generally considered to be the most important legal cornerstone for international business arbitration. It is also acclaimed to be the most successful international convention in international private law. This course will address the basis elements and core provisions of the New York Convention. It serves as a first portal to understanding the drafting of enforcement requests and the rebuttal of such requests under the New York Convention. Students will have access to a database containing well over 1800 cases as reported in the Yearbook for Commercial Arbitration and the New York Convention website created by Professor Marike Paulsson and Albert Jan van den Berg. When studying the Convention from its drafting history through its current application in the courts of Contracting States, students will become familiar with the legal and practical intricacies of international commercial arbitration.
The course will give the students a unique opportunity:
-to learn how to present a request for enforcement of an arbitral award or defend against a request for enforcement under the New York Convention;
-to learn how to stop court proceedings on the merits and have the case referred to arbitration by a court under the New York Convention;
-to acquire skills of analyzing and comparing court decisions in various jurisdictions in international matters.

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: 11-08-2017 - 11-11-2017  

Dates Day Time Room
11-08-2017 - 11-09-2017   WR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM A110
11-10-2017 - 11-10-2017   F  2:00 PM-5:00 PM A110
11-11-2017 - 11-11-2017   S  10:00 AM-5:00 PM A110

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Short Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Related
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Litigation - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None