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Fall 2021
LAW921  AS  ADVANCED ORAL ADVOCACY IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Course Description
This course covers the theories and strategies for persuasively advocating one’s case and examining witnesses before the tribunal. Class time will be spent discussing, preparing for, and having students perform in the roles of counsel and witnesses for cross examination, as well as opening and closing statements with review provided on an ongoing basis. It is important to master the facts of the sample case and to put together initial ideas for how one would present and prove the case before a tribunal in advance of the first class. If you are an International Arbitration Joint J.D./LL.M. or International Arbitration LL.M. student, you may enroll in this course through Canelink. Enrollment is still possible if you are not an International Arbitration Joint J.D./LL.M. or International Arbitration LL.M. student but by permission only. For permission, please contact Arlene Buchanan at abuchanan@law.miami.edu . 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: 08-23-2021 - 12-01-2021  

Dates Day Time Room
11-05-2021 - 11-05-2021   F  2:00 PM-6:20 PM F108
11-06-2021 - 11-06-2021   S  10:00 AM-5:20 PM F108

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: TBD
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes:
Short Course
Course Delivery:
Residential
Special Restrictions: Plan of International Arbitration LL.M. or JD/International Arbitration. If you are an International Arbitration Joint JD/LL.M. or International Arbitration LL.M. student, you may enroll in this course through CaneLink. Enrollment is still possible if you are not an International Arbitration Joint JD/LL.M. or International Arbitration LL.M. student but by permission only. For permission, please contact Arlene Buchanan at abuchanan@law.miami.edu.
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
NEW YORK SKILLS
Concentration(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Trying Cases to Win: In One Volume
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Herbert J Stern, Stephen A Saltzburg
    Publisher: American Bar Association
    ISBN: 9781627222785
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: CLASS ONE (NOV. 5TH): - Lecture on theories and strategies for effectively advocating a case before the tribunal. - Class discussion on the mock arbitration case specifics in preparation for opening arguments. - Opening arguments.

    Material:
    Course materials include: (i) Mock arbitration hypothetical documents downloadable via Blackboard and (ii) Trying Cases to Win: In One Volume.

    Additional Information:
    If you have additional questions, please contact Alexandria Sellers at asellers@law.miami.edu.
      

    Syllabus Stern (Fall 2021).pdf

 
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