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717 - International Business Arbitration
Professor: Ellen E. Deason
Semester: 2010 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
International arbitration is the primary method of resolving disputes that arise out of international business transactions. The course examines the international arbitration process and the legal framework of private contract, national law, and international treaties in which it operates. The course is relevant to lawyers with either a transactional or a litigation practice in an increasingly globalized world.
Through a negotiation and drafting exercise, students will explore the strategic choices involved in creating an arbitration agreement for an international business relationship. Other topics covered will include: problems in international litigation that motivate the use of arbitration; the authority of arbitration tribunals; duties and selection of arbitrators; international arbitration procedures and the influence of national litigation systems; and the confirmation, setting aside, and enforcement of arbitral awards by national courts.
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