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International Commercial Arbitration

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Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y

This course will consider the law, procedures, and practice of international arbitration, and the substantive rules that govern international commercial sales of goods under the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and related international instruments. In the course of studying these substantive topics, students will be introduced to and will work through a simulated case study developed for use in the Willem C. Vis International Moot Arbitration Competition. The course is a pre-requisite for participation on the team for the Vis Moot Competition. Participation in the Vis Moot Competition does not require membership on the Moot Court Board. Students who are on the Moot Court Board and who have been selected to participate in another moot competition may take the class for credit, but cannot be considered for participation on the Vis Moot Team. Students who are members of Moot Court Board, but who are not competing in another moot competition, are eligible to participate in the Vis Moot Competition, but should consult the applicable rules to determine their continued responsibilities as members of the Moot Court Board. NOTE: Because of overlap in course content, students may not enroll in both International Commercial Arbitration (INTER984), and International Arbitration (offered in the Florence/Rome/Siena summer study abroad program).

Faculty Approval Required