Practical Lawyering Skills
381: International Arbitration Workshop
This course is designed to introduce the law student to the basics of advising and representing clients in international arbitration. The course will consider the basics of negotiating and drafting arbitration clauses such as the use of standard arbitration clauses, choice of the arbitral institution, seat of arbitration, number of arbitrators, language and the applicable law. It will then turn to the fundamentals of party representation in international arbitration such as nomination and appointment of arbitrators, written advocacy, document production, witness testimony and oral argument. The course will pay particular attention to the cross-cultural challenges and ethical issues pertaining to in international arbitration advocacy.