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LS5905: PROFESSIONAL ARBITRATION SKILLS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This course is taught over two weeks in June each year. It is highly practical and interactive, involving group discussion and debate, drafting, role play and presentations. Students are taken through the international arbitration process from drafting the arbitration clause, to jurisdiction, preliminary proceedings, the hearing, the award (judgement) and enforcing and challenging the award.  Practitioners in international arbitration deliver some of the tuition. There is no exam, assessment is by presentation, preparing written arguments and award (arbitral judgement) writing. Successful completion of the course can lead to exemption from the Membership examinations of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Derek Auchie

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Llm in International Commercial Law with Professional Skills (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The content of this course compliments and builds on existing knowledge established in LS5083 or LS5085. There are therefore three broad topics: (1) The agreement to arbitrate (2) Oral advocacy in international arbitration (3) Written advocacy in international arbitration (4) Procedural aspects of an international arbitration (5) Award writing in international arbitration. Within these broad topics the following issues are addressed: How to structure an arbitral agreement, pleadings, submissions and interlocutory applications, types of interlocutory applications, representation in arbitral proceedings, selection and appointment of arbitrators, institutional arbitral rules, jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal, treatment of evidence in written and oral advocacy, purpose, structure and formalities of an arbitral award, developing a reasoned award and challenge, recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 5 Tutorials during University weeks 42 - 44

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Summative Assessments

5000 word submission for claimant (group work)

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2500 word arbitral award

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5000 word submission for respondent (group work)

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Oral Presentation: Group

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Formative Assessment

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