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International Commercial Arbitration in Cross-Cultural Context
Professor Stacie Strong
LL.M Seminar 2053 | 1 credit hours
This class looks at international commercial arbitration in cross-cultural context and considers the various ways in which arbitral procedure borrows from the common and civil law traditions. Students will study various practices that are typical in arbitration and that can give rise to particular difficulties when the parties, counsel and/or arbitrators come from different legal traditions. Among other things, students will engage in hands-on exercises involving interviewing, cross-examination, drafting of witness statements and the like. The goal is to provide students with a deeper understanding of how international commercial arbitration differs from other types of national and international dispute resolution and to provide students with the tools needed to excel in this growing area of law and practice.
WEEK ONE COURSE. This seminar will meet for one week only on the following days: Monday, January 11, 2016 through Friday, January 15, 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This course is mandatory pass/fail and will not count toward the 7 credit pass/fail limit for J.D. students. Note: Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory and all enrolled students must attend the first class in order to remain enrolled. Students on the wait list must attend the first class in order to be admitted off the wait list. Enrolled students will have until Monday, January 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to drop this course. Withdrawals are permitted up until the last class for this specific course.