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 participate in a mock international commercial or investor-state arbitration exercise and will learn how to draft arbitration clauses and advise clients how to structure transactions to take advantage of 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