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Current Challenges to Investment Arbitration
Last Updated Date:   22 Sep 2023

2.5 Units,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This course will focus on the current challenges faced by investment arbitration at the global level. It will adopt a three-step approach.

Students will first acquire an in-depth understanding of the history and functioning of the existing system. On this basis, the different criticisms and reform proposals will be scrutinized. Finally, students will be invited to make their own informed assessment of the existing system, to discuss its evolution and debate possible improvements.

The module will be diversified, as it will address both legal and extra-legal issues. Seminars will be interactive and students will be encouraged to participate actively.

Course Convenor: Visiting Prof Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler

Co-teacher(s): NA

Course Codes: LL4360Z / LL5360Z / LL6360Z / LLJ5360Z

Contact Hours: 18 hour intensive held during Recess Week

Workload: Recess Week Intensive held via Zoom: Dates: Wed, 27 Sep - Sun, 1 Oct 2023 [Wed, 27 Sep (3-6pm); Thu, 28 Sep (3pm - 7pm); Fri, 29 sep (3pm - 7pm); Sat, 30 Sep (3pm - 7pm) & Sun, 1 Oct (3pm - 6pm)]

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20%; 6-hr Take-home Exam - 80% [Release: Fri, 3 Nov 2023 (3pm); Due: Fri, 3 Nov 2023 (9pm)]

Preclusions: Nil

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

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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