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Fall 2023

6366 International Arbitration Advocacy - ROBERTSON/NEUFELD- 14864

Professor(s): Paul Neufeld (ADJUNCT)
Ann Ryan Robertson (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Blakely Advocacy Simulation 

Time: 9:00a-12:00p  TH  Location: 200 

Course Outline: International arbitration is a growing field and increasingly is the mechanism by which the largest international commercial disputes are resolved. This course has two primary aims: (1) to expose students to international arbitration practice; and (2) to provide students with the skills they need to represent clients effectively in international commercial arbitrations.
The backbone of the course will be a mock arbitration with the students advocating the entire matter through each stage of the arbitration process.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.



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Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Special Case

No books listed for sale thru Follett/UH Bookstore, available via Internet and Amazon per Prof.For more details please view syllabus.


The Principles and Practices of International Commercial Arbitration by Margaret Moses (any edition) [available on Amazon]

“Legal Writing and the Lone Ranger: Every Lawyer Has a Silver Bullet” by Daniel J. Kornstein (2020) [available on Amazon]

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) [available on Internet]

UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration [available on Internet] UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules [available on Internet]

International Bar Association Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration [available on Internet]

International Bar Association Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration [available on Internet]

The New York Convention [available on Internet]

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