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LS5085: INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION IN THE ASIA PACIFIC (ON CAMPUS) (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:38


Course Overview

The demand for international commercial arbitration has increased significantly over the last 20 years.  Empirical surveys consistently report figures that suggest around 60% of businesses prefer arbitration over other dispute resolution methods.  This course provides students with a solid understanding of how arbitration works in principle and in practice.  Topics covered include;  arbitration agreement, arbitral jurisdiction,  arbitral tribunal, challenging and enforcing awards.  This course is taught together with the International Commercial Arbitration course.  This course allows a greater focus on the Asia Pacific region and is particularly relevant to those who foresee themselves working in that part of the world.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Christopher Kee

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Seminar topics have been chosen to give students a good knowledge of international commercial arbitration law. The topics covered will be: (1) Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration (2) The Role of the Seat (3) Arbitration Agreement and Arbitral Jurisdiction (4) Applicable Substantive Law (5) The Arbitral Tribunal (6) Arbitral Procedure and Evidence (7) The Arbitral Award

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

19 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

First attempt: 4000 word essay (40%) 4000 word essay (40%) MyAberdeen Discussion Group (10% participation 10% contribution) (see teaching box above). Resit: 1 three hour written examination (80%) (Previous MyAberdeen Discussion Group (10% participation 10% contribution).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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