†Advocacy in International Arbitration (21766). 2 units. International arbitration is a growing field and increasingly is the mechanism by which the largest international commercial disputes are resolved. This course will have two primary aims: (1) to expose students to this area of legal practice; and (2) to provide them with the skills they need to represent clients effectively in international commercial arbitrations. The backbone of the course will be a mock arbitration, based on the facts of cases the instructors have litigated. The class will be divided into two teams, Claimant’s counsel and Respondent’s counsel, and over the course of the semester, the students will litigate the matter, stage by stage. Each team will be assigned “coaches” to assist them outside of class hours with their assignments. The course will culminate in an evidentiary hearing during which students will present argument and examine witnesses. At each stage of the process, instructors will provide feedback and insights based on their experience dealing with the very same factual scenarios the students will encounter during the mock exercises. In addition to the in-class exercises, there will be a series of short lectures and discussions about key strategic and procedural issues in international commercial arbitration. There will be no paper or final exam, but students will be required to complete a series of written exercises and participate in oral arguments. Enrollment limited to ten. Permission of the instructors required. J. J. Buckley, Jr., and C.J. Mahoney.
Course Selection Information: In addition to listing this course among experiential course selections, students should submit a short statement of interest by the close of the early registration period on December 10, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.