This course is an introduction to the most popular form of alternative dispute resolution in business matters: commercial arbitration. The course will cover both domestic and international commercial arbitration. Arbitration will be contrasted with other forms of ADR. This course will examine in detail the preparation and contents of effective arbitration agreements, the choice of arbitration rules, what issues may be arbitrated, the choice and conduct of arbitrators, the arbitration proceeding itself, and judicial review and enforcement of the awards.
Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.