University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2019

Course Description
As arbitration institutions and their caseloads have proliferated in recent decades, they have faced increasing scrutiny by users, experts, and the public into the way in which they manage and finance themselves, administer proceedings, institute reforms, maintain independence and impartiality, and address conflicts of interest. This course explores these broad issues and analyzes the role and functions of arbitration institutions through the lens of the wider debate on the legitimacy of arbitration. Additional topics covered include: the relationship among arbitration institutions as competitive and/or cooperative; regulating the conduct of arbitration institution board members and staff; the role of management, tribunal secretaries, and staff in screening arbitration requests and drafting awards; tackling issues of increasing delays and increasing costs; ensuring diversity and inclusiveness in the selection of arbitrators; dealing with arbitrator challenges; regulating the conduct of arbitrators and counsel; and handling confidentiality and transparency issues. The course will also examine the extent to which arbitration institutions and their staff should enjoy immunity from liability, and whether permanent courts—such as an international investment court—should replace arbitration in the investment field.

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: 02-25-2019 - 03-02-2019  

Dates Day Time Room
02-25-2019 - 02-28-2019   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM A110
03-01-2019 - 03-01-2019   F  2:00 PM-5:00 PM A110
03-02-2019 - 03-02-2019   S  10:00 AM-1:00 PM A110

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: FINAL EXAM - MARCH 29 @ 2:00 PM
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes:
New Course
Short Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



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