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Law 372 - International Commercial Arbitration

2- 3 Units

This course provides a comprehensive overview of international arbitration law and practice. Topics explored include the making and enforcement of arbitration agreements; the selection and appointment of the arbitral tribunal; preliminary proceedings, including procedural orders and interim relief; the arbitration hearing; and the making and enforcement of the arbitral award. Particular attention is paid to the enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards, the role of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and other treaties, and their interplay with national laws as a backdrop for private arbitration agreements. Students who have taken Law 1821 International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Doctrine or Law 2902 International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice are not eligible to enroll in this class unless they receive prior permission from one of the Straus Institute directors.

Elective Track II: Business and Finance (2015-2016, 2014-2015, 2013-2014 Catalogs)

  • Securities Regulation (3)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (3)
  • Accounting and Finance for Lawyers (2-3)
  • Business Reorganizations in Bankruptcy (2-3)
  • Health Care Organization, Financing and Ethics (3)
  • Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities (3)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (2-3)
  • Antitrust (2-3)
  • International Tax (3)
  • International Business Transactions (2)
  • Financing for High-Tech Start Ups (2-3)
  • Commercial Law - Sales (3)
  • Commercial Law - Secured Transactions and Commercial Paper (3)
  • European Union Law (3) (London Program Only)
  • Employment Law (2)
  • Appropriate substantively related law journal or experimental course credit (up to 2 units) as determined by the vice dean