Summer 2012 Course Schedule

Nuts & Bolts of Itl Arbitr (LAW-789-001)
Shore, Mistelis

Meets: 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM (TWTHF) - Room 601

Enrolled: 10 / Limit: 29

Administrator Access


Meets 5/29/2012 - 6/1/2012 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: 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 provides a general overview of international commercial arbitration focusing on the following key issues: general explanation of the different institutions and rules of arbitration, institutional and ad-hoc arbitration, when to arbitrate and when to litigate, how to draft an arbitration clause, jurisdiction and role of arbitration tribunal, and regulation of the arbitration process and enforcement of arbitral awards.

For more information, please see the International Commercial Arbitration Home page here.

Textbooks and Other Materials

The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.

Julian D.M. Lew, Loukas A. Mistelis, Stefan M. Kröll, Horacio A. Grigera Naón, COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION, Kluwer Law International 2003. Center on International Commercial Arbitration, American University Washington College of Law, THE ARBITRATION HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO LAWS, CONVENTIONS AND RULES ON INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION (2011).

First Class Readings

• What is arbitration? • Other dispute resolution options • History and Evolution of International Commercial Arbitration • Meaning of “commercial” • Meaning of “international” Lew, Mistelis Kröll, Chapter 1 (paras. 1-1 – 1-54), Chapter 2 (paras. 2-4 – 2-41), Chapter 4 (paras. 4-1 – 4-45) and Roebuck, Myth of Judicial Jealousy, 10 Arbitration International 395-406 (1994)