Postgraduate Course: International Commercial Arbitration (one semester) (LAWS11207)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Law
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||The world is a global market place as never before. Legal individuals contract with others across the globe. Parties can choose where and how to resolve their transnational disputes and in doing so protect their investment by international arbitration. Parties can benefit from a judgment - termed an Award - that is generally more effective and enforceable than a judgment of a National Court.
The course aims to provide a firm grounding in the legal aspects of ad hoc and institutional international arbitration as well as offering practical skills on how to conduct such arbitrations. The course will include a range of topics including an introduction to arbitration, applicable laws, arbitration clauses, the arbitral tribunal, the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal, the conduct of arbitral proceedings, the role of the national courts, the award, challenges to the award, and recognition and enforcement of the arbitral award. There will also be an introduction to Investment Arbitration.
This course is aimed at those who are interested in acquiring a detailed understanding of how transnational disputes are resolved and knowledge of the legal environment which facilitates such a process. The primary focus will be on international commercial arbitration in practice, combining a thorough understanding of the legal rules with a practitioners' perspective.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2012/13 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||Learn enabled: No
|Central||Seminar||Class A||1-11|| 09:00 - 10:50|
|Central||Seminar||Class B||1-11|| 11:10 - 13:00|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of the course, students should have:
a) A detailed understanding of the relevant legal rules and practice of international commercial arbitration.
b) A detailed understanding of the inter-relationship between arbitration, national laws and international treaties and how to enforce such awards worldwide.
c) A detailed understanding of institutional arbitration, for example ICC and LCIA rules.
d) A general understanding of the UNCITRAL MODEL LAW on International Commercial Arbitration and UNCITRAL ARBITRATION RULES, as well as of the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010.
e) Developed skills of reading and critical analysis of Arbitral legislation, International Treaties and Procedural Rules.
f) Developed written and oral skills, including the clear succinct expression of ideas.
g) Developed research skills and techniques in the field of international arbitration.
|Course organiser||Dr Simone Lamont-Black
Tel: (0131 6)50 2060
|Course secretary||Miss Amanda Mackenzie
Tel: (0131 6)50 6325
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