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Meets 6/11/2012 - 6/14/2012 This course is part of the 2012 International Commercial Arbitration Summer Program. The session brings together world-renowned practitioners and arbitrators. Luncheons and networking activities provide participants with the opportunity to exchange information and interact with their peers and expert instructors. For more information about extracurricular activities please go to: https://www.wcl.american.edu/arbitration/summer_network_activities.cfm A certificate of attendance will be available to students upon request. Exam Information: A final examination will consist of a 24-hours take-home exam. Given the interrelated nature of these courses, students taking more than one course can choose to take all the exams at the end of the three week session. Students are allowed the accumulated time allowed for each individual exam. In that way, students can use the knowledge they have acquired through the whole session. Students may download the take-home exams from the day after the last class of the course has taken place. The exam will be available online until Monday, July 2, 2012 at MyWCL.
The course intends to introduce students to the practice of international arbitration in a manner that will allow them to understand how the legal rules and laws applying to international disputes are implemented in practice. The focus of the course is actual, real world experience and situations. The course includes a segment (day three) dedicated to teach Cross-Examination skills. This course is case-based and will address the stages of an international dispute. The objective is to have the students behave and think like lawyers representing a party in an international arbitration. The course will consist of an initial general lecture followed by general class discussion or role playing exercises in which participants will be asked to act as counsel for the disputing parties or members of the arbitral tribunal. Participants will be expected to do preparatory reading from the recommended readings and to familiarize themselves with the problem that will be used in the exercises and discussions.
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