The course offers an eight-week introduction to the law and practice of arbitration: not only will the students learn about the legal sources governing arbitration at the domestic and international level, but they will also gain insights as to how an arbitration case develops in real life.
Over the past few decades, arbitration has established itself as the standard mechanism for the resolution of international commercial disputes: large-scale cross-border cases are routinely decided not by State courts, but by private arbitration tribunals. The course provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to this area of law. The students will learn about the following topics:
The classes adopt a distinctive comparative and interactive approach, where the introduction of new legal concepts is coupled with group discussions of case-law, documents and video recordings of arbitration hearings. The students are expected to participate actively in class. At the end of the course, the students will have the opportunity to plead a case before an internationally renowned arbitrator.
- the notion of arbitration and the difference between arbitration and other dispute resolution mechanisms;
- the agreement to arbitrate;
- the arbitral tribunal;
- the arbitral procedure;
- the arbitral award;
- the setting aside and the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.
|Course credits: students must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Law.
Specific entry requirements: students must have completed the course Burgerlijk recht II (or an equivalent course on the law of obligations) and the course Burgerlijk Procesrecht B3 (or an equivalent course in civil procedure law).
|The students will be tested through two short written assignments (constituting 50% of the grade) and a final 2 hour (constituting 50% of the grade) written exam.