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Litigation Practice in International Arbitration
LL.M Seminar 885 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
This course blends mock litigation experiences with class discussion of techniques, strategy and ethics in international arbitration proceedings. Students directly participate in a series of practice problems based upon proceedings brought by a foreign investor against a State before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), including role-playing as litigators and arbitrators. This course emphasizes advocacy in connection with jurisdictional disputes, selecting and challenging arbitrators, limits on the enforceability of awards and other litigation problems that arise in the globalized environment of international investment and arbitration. There will be a number of oral advocacy assignments throughout the semester. The course grade will be a function of those assignments and class participation.
Recommended: International Law I: Introduction to International Law
Students participate in in-class exercises and are graded on those exercises and productive class participation.