Summer 2017 Course Schedule

Damages and Compensation in Interantional Commercial and Investment Arbitration (LAW-795DS-001)
Leonardo Giacchino

Meets: 09:00 AM - 12:10 PM (MTWTh) - Capital - Room C317

Enrolled: 1 / Limit: 22

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Meets from 6/5-6/8. Students may earn academic credit for up to two credits per week in the summer semester (excluding full semester courses). This course counts toward the two credit per week limit. To register, email


The course will provide practical knowledge to understand the determination of damages and compensation in international commercial and investment arbitration. Students will be guided from the preliminary stages of an arbitration to cover each aspect of the valuation process: identifying data and key assumptions, choice of methods, value, determination, and interest accrual. The course intends to provide practical aspects of quantum that lawyers must know. The course will focus on two mock scenarios to help students in understanding principles and concepts used in the determination of damages and compensation. The first case will involve an investment arbitration where, after several regulatory measures that allegedly impacted the subject company’s value, the government takes control of a concession. The second mock scenario will involve a commercial arbitration between two private parties that have different views in the interpretation of a contractual clause.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Class materials will be available two weeks before the class starts through MyWCL at Exam information available at Half the grade in the 24-hours take-home exam is based on the student writing a post-hearing brief responding to quantum questions from a tribunal for either the claimant or the respondent in an investment arbitration while the other half of the grade is based on the student answering strategic quantum questions as a lawyer representing one of the sides in a commercial arbitration.

First Class Readings

Class materials will be available two weeks before the class starts through MyWCL at