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688 - Arbitration: Domestic and International (2 hours)
This course will provide an introduction to the field of domestic and international commercial arbitration, the latter of which has become the default means of settling international disputes. The course will also introduce the concept and general principles of investor-state arbitration. The purpose of this class is to encourage the development of critical thinking skills and responses to the existing practices and habits of actors involved in the practice of domestic and international commercial arbitration. The class will provide students with a structural understanding of how arbitration works and the practical skills necessary to participate in an arbitration practice. The course will also introduce emerging issues, themes, and controversies in the resolution of international disputes. Students can expect to review both domestic and foreign commentaries, statutes, international conventions, institutional rules, and case law on the subject