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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM084: International Arbitration

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

The main aims of the module are to provide you with a deep understanding of international commercial arbitration, its practical applications, alongside its underpinning legal principles. The module aims to enable you to provide legal insight in respect to many aspects of an international commercial arbitration agreement/procedure, from the validity of the arbitration agreement and the procedural aspects of international commercial arbitration, to the possibility of challenging an arbitral award, and the enforcement of an award under the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate deep, systematic knowledge and understanding of the practice of international commercial arbitration
2. Undertake complex critical evaluation of the main legal rules and procedures relevant to international arbitral practice using specialist literature and research.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate detailed and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of legal concepts and critical awareness of their social and political implications.
4. Synthesise knowledge and translate it into legal writing
Personal and Key Skills5. Confidently manage relevant learning resources, information and strategies, and to develop your own opinions at a high professional level.
6. Effectively communicate in a manner appropriate to the discipline.