2005 Summer Session: Courses

Note: The courses below are available for academic credit or for a Certificate of Attendance.

June 7-10

Salient Issues in ICC Arbitration (1 credit)
Teaching: Anne Marie Whitesell, Horacio Grigera Na�n, Julian Lew, Lorraine Brennan, Louis Kimmelman
This course will provide a general introduction to arbitration before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and will discuss the role of the ICC Court and its Secretariat on the setting in motion and supervision of ICC arbitrations. The course will over a review of ICC cases covering different industries/type of transactions such as: construction; joint ventures/shareholders' agreements; state contracts; and licensing to illustrate the ICC arbitration contributions to the substantive resolution of international business and economic law cases and the importance and role of ICC arbitration in this area.

June 13-16

Current Procedural and Evidentiary Issues in International Commercial Arbitration (1 credit)
Teaching: Henri Alvarez
This course will address both the theoretical and practical aspects of the procedural and evidentiary process in international commercial arbitration. Class sessions will include a review of the general legal framework for procedure in international commercial arbitration, the scope and limits of the autonomy of the parties and the discretion of arbitral tribunals, and the tools and methods available to manage the collection, presentation and assessment of evidence in international commercial arbitration. The course will include discussion of problems arising in actual arbitrations and active involvement by course participants in role playing exercises dealing with frequent practical issues and problems which arise in international commercial arbitrations.

June 13-16

International Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues (1 credit)
Teaching: Dr. Horacio Grigera Na�n
This course will deal with practical aspects of choice-of-law problems in international arbitration cases concerning both the procedure and the merits. Through examples drawn from actual international arbitration cases under AAA, ICC, UNCITRAL, and ICSID arbitration rules, choice-of-law problems concerning, among others, jurisdictional and arbitrability questions, validity, scope and interpretation of the arbitration agreement, granting interim measures of protection, issues of privilege and production of evidence, policing the arbitration procedure, res iudicata and issue preclusion, law governing the merits, will be analyzed and studied during the course.

June 20-23

Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration (1 credit)
Teaching: Daniel Price, Carolyn Lamm, and a team of ICSID experts.
Bilateral Investment Treaty arbitrations, involving States and private parties, are decisively contributing to the formation of international investment law and continuously raise novel issues, regarding procedure and substance, that not infrequently require treading new grounds and exploring new ideas both in the arbitration and international law fields.