Commercial Arbitration

B625 is taught by A. Raymond

The course deals with the law and the practice of public and private arbitration in the United States and its place in the legal system as an alternative method of dispute settlement. Included is a study of commencing arbitration, notice, choosing arbitrators, the hearings, enforceability of agreements and awards, the relationship of federal and state arbitration laws, and selected problems in domestic and international commercial arbitration. With the abundance of transnational transactions, special emphasis in the course will be placed on the rules and forms of arbitration for international commercial disputes, including the use of online dispute resolution. Emphasis is placed on the areas of actual use from legal practitioner's point of view.

Written work will consist of a series of short assignments comprising submissions for a mock arbitration that will take place toward the conclusion of the course. There will be no course examination.