International and Comparative Law
527: International Arbitration Oral Advocacy
This course is designed to introduce participants to the oral advocacy skills useful for witness examination in international arbitration evidentiary hearings. Through PowerPoint presentations, the instructor will introduce fundamental concepts in eliciting witness testimony especially in cross-examination. Students will play the roles of counsel and witnesses in simulation exercises practicing cross-examination and redirect examination skills. The current Vis International Commercial Arbitration competition case materials will be used as the fact pattern for the exercises and will be supplied in advance so students can carefully review and prepare before the class sessions. Readings will be recommended from the book International Arbitration Advocacy co-authored by the instructor, Susan L Walker. A copy will be on reserve in the law school library and copies are available online at Amazon.com.