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Fall 2022

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 . 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: 08-22-2022 - 11-30-2022  

Dates Day Time Room
09-30-2022 - 09-30-2022   F  2:00 PM-6:20 PM A110
10-01-2022 - 10-01-2022   S  10:00 AM-5:20 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:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
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 an International Arbitration student, but would like to enroll in this course, please request permission here:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Trying Cases to Win: In One Volume
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Herbert J Stern, Stephen A Saltzburg
    Publisher: American Bar Association
    ISBN: 9781627222785
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: TBD

    Please see Blackboard.

    Additional Information:
    For additional questions, please contact Alexandria Sellers at
  • Assignment: Session 1: Overview Session 2: Arbitration Agreement Session 3: Arbitral Tribunal Session 4: Arbitral Proceedings Session 5: Arbitral Award: Making Session 6: Arbitral Award: Recourse and Enforcement Session 7: International Treaties Session 8: Investment Arbitration   

    Miami Basic Course 2022 Syllabus.pdf
    UM Basic Course List of Topics.pdf