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Investor-State Arbitration (LAW-795-018)

Meets: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (MTWTh) - Room 402

Enrolled: 4 / Limit: 22


Meets 6/2-6/5 6-9PM


This course provides an overview of arbitration under Investment Treaties – including NAFTA (chapter 11) arbitration – and ICSID Arbitration of Disputes under Investment Treaties. The course will also address “hot topics” in Investor-State Arbitration including transparency and third party participation, denial of justice and resort to local courts, provisional measures, parallel proceedings and diplomatic protection, substantive issues in annulment proceedings, proposals for appeal mechanisms, and enforcement of awards. The class will include a presentation by Antonio Parra, first Deputy Secretary-General of ICSID representative from ICSID and presentations by several guest speakers experienced in treaty arbitration. For Academic Credit: Students must take a final take home exam, available the day after the last class of the course has taken place. The exam will be available online until Tuesday, July 1, 2014 (5:00pm DC Time) at MyWCL.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Class materials will be available as soon as MyWCL is ready for summer courses (around mid may). If you would like to hava access to the class material earlier please send an email to or call Susana Castiglione at 202-460-6652. This course is part of the International Arbitration Summer Program and a certificate of attendace will be provided. Luncheons and networking activities provide participants with the opportunity to exchange information and interact with their peers and expert instructors. If you have any questions please send an email to

First Class Readings

On Thursday, May 29 an ICSID expert will present an overview of ICSID and a discussion of ICSID arbitration of disputes under investment treaties