International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Catalog No.: 601

Course Description:

A consequence of commercial globalization is that disputes will occur between parties and, likely, the resolution of the disputes will not be resolved in or by a national judiciary.  Litigation, either in US courts or in foreign courts, is often considered the last resort.  What other dispute resolution options are available to commercial disputants form the basis for this course.  The program of study will focus on the non-judicial methods of resolving international disputes:  arbitration, mediation, and conciliation in the international context.  In class exercises, litigation, choice of law, and proceedings before international tribunals round out the curriculum.