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Spring 2019

Course Description
The New York Convention (“NYC”) is the single most important international instrument in the field of international commercial arbitration. Prof. Marike Paulsson has an extensive experience dealing with the issues of the NYC. She is former counsel at Hanotiau & van den Berg (Brussels, Belgium) where she worked with Albert Jan van den Berg on expert opinions regarding NYC enforcement. She is founder and chair of the NYC Roadshow, a series of workshops for judges from different countries on the NYC. She is also founder of Judicial Forum for the NYC. Prof. Paulsson co-authored: ICCA's Guide to the Interpretation on the 1958 New York Convention, India Resolutions on the Proper Application of the NYC, and is completing her Ph.D on the enforcement of annulled awards with Leiden University. In her upcoming treatise, The 1958 New York Arbitration Convention in Action, Prof. Paulsson outlines the key issues relating to NYC’s interpretation and application by the courts in more than 147 Contracting States. The workshop will address the current problems and latest trends in the application of the New York Convention around the world. Students will have access to a newly created database containing well over 1750 cases as reported in Yearbook for Commercial Arbitration. 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. In addition to studying legal theory, Prof. Paulsson invites guest lecturers to the course to share practical experiences with the students. Last year's course featured Prof. Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez. Per class, there is a maximum of 4 hours preparation.

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: 02-18-2019 - 02-23-2019  

Dates Day Time Room
02-18-2019 - 02-21-2019   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM A110
02-22-2019 - 02-22-2019   F  2:00 PM-5:00 PM A110
02-23-2019 - 02-23-2019   S  10:00 AM-1:00 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: take home exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Short Course
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Related
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Litigation - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: The 1958 New York Convention in Action
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Paulsson, Marike
    Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.v., Sold And Distributed In North, Central And South America By Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.s.
    Edition: First
    ISBN: 9789041152268
First Class Assignment(s):