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Advanced Issues in the Law & Practice of Int'l Arbitration
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


4 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
Over the last few decades, international arbitration activity has dramatically increased along with the widespread expansion in international trade, cross-border commerce and foreign investment. International arbitration is by now widely regarded as the preferred mode of resolving transnational disputes between individuals, corporations, and States. The enduring popularity of international arbitration is in large part due to its advantages over traditional litigation as a private, flexible process of adjudication that results in a final, binding and enforceable award under the New York Convention.

This intensive course will expose students to contemporary trends and controversies in international arbitration. It will cover both commercial and investment arbitration, focusing on topics of recent practical and academic discussion. The course is designed for students and practitioners who are already acquainted with the fundamentals of international arbitration, and may also be useful for those who are inclined towards specializing in international arbitration practice. An international and comparative approach will be adopted and students can expect to review a substantial amount of comparative law sources, including academic commentaries and jurisprudence from China, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as public international law sources.

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Course Convenor: Visiting Professor Gary Born & Visiting Senior Fellow Jonathan Lim

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Module Codes: LL4299 / LL5299 / LL6299 / LLJ5299

Contact Hours: 9 session over 3 weeks: Three 3hr weekly seminar

Workload: Intensive: Week 4 - 6: 31 Jan - 18 Feb 2022 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 2.30 - 5.30pm] *Make-up for 31 Jan & 2 Feb on Sat, 5 Feb & Sat, 12 Feb (1- 4pm)

Mode of Assessment: 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 100% [Release: Fri, 25 March 2022 (3pm); Due: Fri, 25 March 2022 (9pm)]

Preclusions: LL4299V/LL5299V/LL6299V Advanced Issues in the Law & Practice of Int'l Arbitration.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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