|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to course entry qualifications or equivalent.
Aims of Module
1. To provide students with an in-depth knowledge and comparative understanding of UK and international arbitration law.
2. To convey a deep understanding of the isues that can arise in cross-border arbitrations.
3. To consider some of the key institutional arbitral rules.
4. To understand in outline some of the alternatives to arbitration.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Discuss in depth the basic structure of the arbitral regimes in the UK and in other key jurisdictions.|
||Evaluate and explain the main issues that arise out of arbitrations with a cross-border element.|
||Critically analyse and compare the various institutional rules available for the resolution of UK and international arbitrations. |
||Critically analyse some of the main arbitral rules available for the resolution of cross-border disputes. |
||Analyse and discuss the diverse non-arbitral methods of commercial dispute resolution.|
Indicative Module Content
UK arbitral law from appointment of arbitrator to enforcement of award; similar arbitral law in selected civilian jurisdictions; similar arbitral law in the US; international private law (choice of law, recognition and enforcement of decrees and awards and jurisdiction); overview of non-arbitral dispute resolution methods; overview of UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 as amended; overview of selected institutional arbitral rules.
|Indicative Student Workload|
|Part Time||Distance Learning|
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Mode of Delivery
This course will be taught via online lecture notes, online tutorials, assigned reading, case studies and directed reading/research.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4,5|
Written coursework comprising 2 parts
|1.||BLACKABY, N., LINDSEY, D. and SPINILLO, A., 2002 International Arbitration in Latin America. Alphen aan den Rijn: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business.|
|2.||BROWN, H. and MARRIOT, A., 2011. ADR Principles and Practice. 3rd ed. London: Sweet and Maxwell.|
|3.||HARRIS, B., PLANTEROSE R. and TECKS, J., 2007. Arbitration Act 1996. 4th ed. London: Blackstone Press.|
|4.||LEW, J.D.M., MISTELIS, L.A. and KROLL, S.M., 2003. Comparative International Commercial Arbitration. Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwerlaw International.|
|5.||SUTTON, J.D., GILL, J. et al 2007. Russell on Arbitration. 23rd ed. London: Sweet and Maxwell.|
|6.||BLACKABY, N., and PARTASIDES, C. 2009 Redfern and Hunter on Internationl Arbitration - Student Version 5th Ed. Oxford: OUP.|