Summer 2016 Course Schedule

Investor-State Arbitration (LAW-795-018)

Meets: 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM (TWTHF) - Warren - Room N103

Enrolled: 10 / Limit: 15

Administrator Access


6/7/16-6/10/16 This one-credit course is offered as part of the International Arbitration Summer Program. JD and LLM Students can participate in all extracurricular activities. For more information, please go to Student who take at least 3 arbitration summer courses will receive a certificate of completion.


Investor-State Arbitration, Current Developments is a one-credit course offered in the context of the International Arbitration Summer Session. The course provides an overview of arbitration under investment treaties and other instruments of consent, with a particular emphasis on ICSID arbitration. The course will also address “hot topics” in Investor-State Arbitration including transparency and third party participation, parallel proceedings, annulment proceedings and proposals for appeal mechanisms, enforcement of awards, and the recent backlash against investor-State arbitration and proposals for reform.

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.

Class materials for this course will be posted in MyWCL right after the spring courses are over (around mid-May). The Center usually has the class materials ready from May 1. If you would like to receive a copy in electronic format, please send an email to

First Class Readings

Will be available at MyWCL Exam Information: The exam is a 24-hour take-home test. Students may download the take-home exams from the day after the last class of the course has taken place. The exams will be available online until July 1, 2016 (5:00pm DC Time) at MyWCL. Therefore, participants are not required to stay in DC after June 16.