Postgraduate Module Descriptor
LAWM084: International Commercial Arbitration
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
While the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is anticipated that the following topics will be covered in this order:
- An overview of the International Dispute Resolution process.
- Introducing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and its major components—arbitration and mediation.
- Identifying “international” proceedings.
- Describing the several differing processes and distinguishing between them.
- Discussing preparation of arbitral agreements
- Discussing the more significant problem areas
- Discussing the actors, arbitrators/mediators, counsel, witnesses, experts and the like.
- Discussing the mediation and arbitration processes.
- Discussing the concept of finality, as that term is used in arbitral proceedings.
- Reviewing the many contributions of UNCITRAL.
- Evaluating the function played by institutional providers.
- Discussing the pivotal role of ADR in resolving international trade disputes
- Discussing the prominent role of ADR in resolving disputes at international trade organizations.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled teaching||30||10 x 3 hour seminars|
|Guided independent study||90||Review of assigned text materials|
|Guided independent study||90||Review of relevant legal articles|
|Guided independent study||90||Review of relevant judicial decisions|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).