Course Bulletin Board: Spring 2014

International Commercial Arbitration

Instructor: Strong

First Day Assignments

Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration
pp. 1-17, 23-38 and Timeline of an Arbitration (TWEN)

Sources of Norms & Conflicts Between Norms
pp. 70-89

S.I. Strong, “Research in International Commercial Arbitration: 
Special Skills, Special Sources,” 20 The American Review of International
Arbitration119 (2009)

Syllabus

Syllabus (PDF)

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Course Related Information

Required Readings

One required text is Tibor Várady et al., International Commercial Arbitration:  A Transnational Perspective (5th ed. 2012). 

Another required text is S.I. Strong, International Commercial Arbitration:  A Guide for U.S. Judges (2012) [hereinafter FJC Guide], which is available for free on http://www.fjc.gov.   

You may also wish to purchase the 2012 Documents Supplement to the Várady text, although many of the documents included in the Supplement are also available online.

Additional readings are posted in the syllabus below and on the “supplemental readings” page in TWEN.

Suggested Readings

One potentially useful resource is S.I. Strong, Research and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration:  Sources and Strategies (2009).  A copy is on file in the library, or you can purchase a copy online at amazon.com.  This book may be particularly helpful to you during your research for the symposium event.

You may also wish to review S.I. Strong, How to Write Law Exams and Essays (3d ed. 2010), so as to prepare for the final exam.  A copy is on file in the library, or you can purchase a copy online at amazon.co.uk.  Although the text was written for English law students, the principles apply to American law students as well.  NB: What is called CLEO in the text is the same as IRAC (issue, rule, application, conclusion) in the U.S.

8/20     Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration
pp. 1-17, 23-38 and Timeline of an Arbitration (TWEN)

8/22     Sources of Norms & Conflicts Between Norms
            pp. 70-89
           
S.I. Strong, “Research in International Commercial Arbitration: 
Special Skills, Special Sources,” 20 The American Review of International
Arbitration119 (2009) (TWEN)