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Comparative Evidence in International Arbitration
Last Updated Date:   16 June 2022


4 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
This course considers the way that international adjudicators approach fact-finding and factual determinations. The course analyses essential policy questions as to the way legal systems should deal with evidence; considers comparative law perspectives; and aims to integrate these perspectives with practical consideration of the way documents and witnesses are dealt with in international arbitration.

There is no greater divergence between legal families than that pertaining to the treatment of evidence. For international adjudication to meet the needs of participants from all legal families, a proper understanding of comparative approaches and the degree of convergence, is essential to arbitrators and practitioners.

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Course Convenor: Visiting Prof Jeffrey Waincymer

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4339 / LL5339 / LL6339 / LLJ5339

Contact Hours: 9 sessions over 3 weeks: Three, 3hr weekly seminars

Workload: Intensive: Week 4 - 6: 30 Jan - 17 Feb 2023 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 3pm - 6pm]

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20%; 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 80% [Release: Fri, 24 March 2023 (3pm); Due: Fri, 24 March 2023 (9pm)]

Preclusions: LL4339V/LL5339V/LL6339V Comparative Evidence in International Arbitration

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

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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