The course is targeted towards practitioners who want to expand their skillset or discover a new field of practice; scholars seeking to gain expertise in the application of concepts and norms within the field of international arbitration; and students seeking exposure to the world of international dispute resolution.
Speakers: John Fellas, Wendy Miles QC, Christian Leathley, Charles T. Kotuby Jr., FCIArb and esteemed guests.
The expansion of cross-border investment and trade has led to increased and ever more complex relationships between businesses, investors, and states. Inevitably, those relationships sometimes break down, and parties need to consider the best means of resolving the disputes which may arise.
Over the last half-century, multinational parties and the international community has increasingly embraced arbitration as the primary means of resolving complex, transnational, disputes. This course focuses on the theory and practice of international arbitration as a distinct field of legal practice. It will cover international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and some of the practical skills and strategic considerations that specialist counsel in these fields need to understand.
In addition to offering basic instruction on the theoretical foundation and principles behind arbitration, the program will also provide practical instruction, such as best practices in written and oral advocacy, the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and institutional rules.
The course is targeted towards practitioners who want to expand their skillset or discover a new field of practice; scholars seeking to gain expertise in the application of
concepts and norms within the field of international arbitration; and students seeking exposure to the world of international dispute resolution.
The faculty at the Durham Institute drawn from the very top echelon of scholars and practitioners around the world and is purposefully chosen to provide a diverse array of experience and perspectives to program participants. Enrollment is limited to 30 so as to provide a 3:1 teacher-to-student ratio and thus ensure personal and hands-on instruction for every participant.
If required, please ensure that you have the appropriate visa in place. Information for applicants can be found here: Studying as a Visitor - Durham University
For full details, including full list of speakers and pricing, please see: Durham Law School Summer Course
The program offers three modules, each lasting two days, covering (1) the fundamentals of commercial arbitration, (2) the fundamentals of treaty-based arbitration, and (3) practical arbitration skills. Each module will begin with the theoretical foundation of arbitration, will cover the various laws and rules that govern international arbitration, discuss strategic considerations that commonly arise in transnational disputes, and provide participants with hands-on and practical guidance on effective advocacy and how to manage the arbitral process. The program will offer 36 hours of total classroom time.
Daily networking activities such as coffee hours, luncheons, dinners and visits to local Durham attractions provide participants opportunities to meet with faculty experts and practitioners.
For pricing details, see above.