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Fall 2022

Course Description
This is an intensive course intended for two types of students: those who are generally interested in international business transactions and want an overview of the most frequent method for resolving contractual disputes, and those who are intending to go on to take more intensive courses in the field. This course is recommended for the following courses: Fall Semester: Advanced Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration; Advanced Topics in Arbitration: Theory; Drafting Complex Arbitration Clauses; Federal Arbitration Act; Forensics of Advocacy in International Arbitration I; International Arbitration in Latin America & the Caribbean; International Arbitration LL.M. Practicum I & II; International Commercial Arbitration Seminar: A United States Perspective; The Law of International Treaties. Spring Semester: Advanced Topics in Arbitration: Publication; Forensics of Advocacy in International Arbitration II; International Arbitration and the New York Convention; International Arbitration LL.M. Practicum I & II; International Investment Agreements; International Law of State Responsibility; Investment Arbitration; Transnational Litigation and International Arbitration with a European Nexus. 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: 10-03-2022 - 10-08-2022  

Dates Day Time Room
11-07-2022 - 11-10-2022   MTR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM A110
11-09-2022 - 11-09-2022   W  12:30 PM-1:50 PM E352
11-11-2022 - 11-11-2022   F  10:55 AM-1:55 PM F109
11-12-2022 - 11-12-2022   S  3:00 PM-6:00 PM F402

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
LL.M. Course
Short Course
Course Delivery:
Special Restrictions: If you are an International Arbitration LL.M. or Joint J.D./LL.M. student, you may enroll in this course through CaneLink. If you are not International Arbitration student, but would like to enroll in this course, please request permission here:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Specialized
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Litigation - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: The course is graded based on the submission of an individual paper, the details of which will be discussed in class.

    General Reading Material:
    ? UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1986 -
    2006 (“UML”)
    available at:
    ? UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976 - 2010 (“UAR”)
    available at:
    ? ICC Arbitration Rules 2021 (“ICC Rules”)
    available at:
    ? Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral
    Awards, New York, 10 June 1958 (“NYC”)
    available at:

    Additional Information:
    For any assistance, please contact me at: Cindy Spencer, Administrative Assistant International Graduate Law Programs P: (305) 284-5402

    Syllabus - Basic Concepts in International Arbitration (Fall 22).pdf