For graduate students, the course number is LAW2035HF.

This course satisfies the International/Comparative/Transnational course requirement.

Note: The Blackboard program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Blackboard as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This seminar is about the rapidly-expanding fields of international commercial and investor-state arbitration. We will examine the key tenets of international arbitration as a process for dispute resolution and the applicable statutes, treaties, case law, rules, and institutions. We will also study investor-state arbitration -- the resolution of arbitral claims by investors against states for discriminating, treating unfairly, or expropriating their investments in breach of the NAFTA or bilateral investment treaties. There is a significant practical component to this course. Students will be expected to participate in a mock international commercial or investor-state arbitration and will learn how to draft arbitration clauses and advise clients how to structure transactions to take advantage of the best possible bilateral investment treaty protection.

Evaluation
Class participation 50% (30% mock arbitration exercise; 20% contributions to class discussion), and 50% for a 3,000-3,750 word essay on an international arbitration topic.

At a Glance

First Term
Credits
3
Hours
2
ICT

Enrolment

Maximum
25
17 JD
8 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

W: 8:30 - 10:20