The module intends to give an overview of international commercial arbitration, focusing on the main steps of arbitral proceedings from the drawings of the arbitration agreement until the enforcement of the arbitral award. It will also seek to analyse the evolution of international commercial arbitration and critically examine the reasons for its success. One important feature of international of international commercial arbitration is the diversity of the legal systems that may apply during the proceedings, either procedurally or substantively. The module will therefore seek to clarify several legal concepts, such as the seat of the arbitration, the lex arbitri and/or the law applicable to the merits. The module will also link the theory of arbitration with its practice and show the importance of this link.
Dr Florian Grisel
Learning and teaching methods vary but may include watching video content, engaging in discussion forums, taking part in live chat/webinar sessions, self-directed activities, doing quizzes or working through interactive content designed to stimulate your thoughts and help you to apply knowledge.
You will be expected to undertake approximately 20 hours of study per week which may typically be broken down as follows:
- Directed study - 2 (web content material including recorded video, text, graphics)
- Other activity - 2 (1 hour live seminar and 1 hour of discussion board)
- Self-directed learning and assessment work - 16 (including completing set tasks and reading, research, revision)
Module assessment - more information
A small percentage of your final module mark will be based on your participation in discussion forums, unless stated otherwise. The remaining percentage will typically be assessed by a 48-hour take-home exam.