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7881. International Commercial Arbitration

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course will focus on international arbitration as a method of settling commercial disputes and on the general principles of law which apply to this field. The course will analyze the formation and validity of international arbitration agreements as well as the role of national courts in the enforcement of awards. The legal framework for international commercial disputes in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations will be discussed, as will some of the most widely used arbitration rules, e.g., the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, American Arbitration Association, and UNCITRAL. The course will also examine international arbitration disputes involving States and selected current issues in international commercial arbitration.