In case of covid-19 related restrictions, the course will be held as a combination of online sessions and some meetings at the campus in smaller group sizes.
The classes will always be held at the time that is indicated now. All participants will receive a detailed schedule together with the recommended reading list at the first session in October.
If one cannot evaluate the participation in class, online questions would be arranged to compensate for that.
Further, the participants will be informed as early as possible whether the final exam will be held on campus or online.
International Commercial Arbitration has been continuously growing in importance for the past decades. The goal of this course is to teach the aspiring students the basics of international commercial dispute settlement. The syllabus will touch upon all questions related to the increasing relevance of commercial arbitration.
Apart from highlighting the most relevant reasons why many business entities keep choosing commercial arbitration as preferred method to settle their international disputes, this course will also hone the skillset one needs when working in an international environment. All participating students will enhance their legal writing abilities, in particular with regard to skills that will be crucial on a day-to-day basis (such as writing business e-mails, preparing precise legal memoranda and talking with clients).
After completing this course, students will know the basics of international commercial arbitration. Students will know the practical differences between state court proceedings and arbitral proceedings. Thus, students will be able to discuss the possible advantages and disadvantages of choosing international arbitration as dispute settlement method.
Further, students are expected to drastically improve their legal writing abilities and their soft skills.
Full attendance is obviously recommended, but participants can miss a maximum of two sessions if absolutely necessary.
Interactive lectures, combined with class discussions and in-depth analysis of written texts. Further, case studies will be analyzed and there will be some written exercises.
The final grade will be determined by evaluating the participation in class (20%), the written assignments (30%) and the final exam (50%).