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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM084: International Arbitration

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

• The international dispute resolution process
• Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and its major components—arbitration and mediation
• Identifying “international” proceedings
• Processes, procedures and key actors in arbitral proceedings
• The preparation of arbitral agreements
• Finality
• The use of ADR in resolving international trade disputes and disputes at international trade organisations.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled leraning and teaching3010 x 3 hour seminars
Guided independent study180Preparation for scheduled learning and teaching sessions (including pre-reading and the completion of learning activities)
Guided independent study90Assessments preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

There is a wealth of further online materials. You may find it helpful to look at the UNCITRAL website (where you can find the text of the 1958 New York Convention and related documents, the UNCITRAL Model Law on international commercial arbitration and related documents, the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the UNCITRAL Conciliations Rules, etc.), the ICC website (where you can find copies of the ICC Rules of Arbitration and the ICC ADR Rules), and a number of other websites, including, but not limited to, the website of the American Arbitration Association, the website of the London Court of International Arbitration, the website of the London Maritime Arbitration Association, the website of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), etc.