Summer 2021 Course Schedule

Invstor State Arbitration (LAW-972S-002)
Charles Rosenberg, Timothy Foden

Meets: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM ( Th)

Enrolled: 4 / Limit: 22

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To combat zoom fatigue, this online two-credit course (co-taught by WCL alumni Chip Rosenberg (King & Spalding, DC office) and Tim Foden (Lalive, Paris office) has a balanced amount of asynchronous lectures, readings, and hands-on activities, combined with live virtual classes by renowned experts and practitioners in arbitration. It includes 16 hours of asynchronous recorded lectures as well as special conferences, asynchronous discussion forums, automatic quiz feedback. It also includes 8 hours of synchronous (real-time) session with the professor: Classes meets Thursdays 9:00 AM to 10 PM. EST. Participants must be self-motivated and able to dedicate approximately 6 hours a week to watch video-lectures and work on quizzes, problems, and readings. Students may access the lectures according to their schedule and will meet with the professor once a week for a one-hour live virtual lecture. In addition, we will have invited guest speakers in live or pre-recorded sessions. These guest speakers will cover specific topics of international arbitration that will further contextualize the general topics covered in the course. There will also take place activities to allow socializing and networking through virtual means. This course is a condensed version of our online certificate programs son includes materials generally not available to students. A certificate of attendance will be issued to students upon request.


The course will focus on current issues arising out of international arbitration within the context of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). Against the backdrop of actual arbitral decisions, the course will deal with substantive, procedural, and applicable law questions encountered in the handling of BIT arbitrations and with the contributions of this type of arbitration to the development of international law. EXAM: 24-hour take-home exam FOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS please send an email to

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

This class will take place in Canvas. The readings will be available May 20, 2021. MyWCL will only be used for the class evaluation and the exam. To access Canvas please go to . If you have any questions please send an email to