Curriculum Guide · Courses
International Commercial Arbitration
Professor Michael Nolan
J.D. Course 882 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
This course presents an introduction to international commercial arbitration and briefly addresses investor-state arbitration. It examines the nature of arbitration, the procedures used in international arbitration (both institutional and ad hoc) and the enforcement of and setting aside of arbitral awards. The course will also cover drafting arbitration agreements, the law applicable to arbitrations (including the New York Convention, the ICSID Convention and various institutional rules), challenges to arbitration, multi-party arbitrations, jurisdiction, preliminary or interim measures and selection of the arbitral tribunal. The course also provides an introduction to arbitration between investors and states. Grades will be based primarily upon a paper addressing a current issue in international arbitration.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and the LL.M. seminar, International Commercial Arbitration or the CTLS seminar, International Commercial Arbitration Seminar.