The International Arbitration Award Writing module provides the requisite knowledge of and practice in all the requirement of writing a final, reasoned and enforceable Award in an international commercial dispute.
The module provides an excellent opportunity for students to revise questions relating to arbitration awards, their legal regulation and their effect. Five weeks before the optional seminar students will be sent a reading list as well as a set of reading materials focusing on arbitration awards, their characteristics, functions and drafting. It will consist of one full day of teaching and learning by way of a seminar (typically a Friday).
At the optional seminar students will be given the first set of materials relating to an arbitration cases; these will normally cover all information but the hearing. Candidates will be required to start working on the awards by drafting summary of facts, summary of parties’ positions, claims, etc. Two weeks after the optional seminar students will be sent a second set of materials (typically the information relating to the hearing) and they will have twenty-four (24) hours to complete their award. Awards should be no less than 5,000 words and presented in a format that it is suitable for international arbitration award. Relevant instructions will be conveyed by the way of reading and the seminar.
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If you are unable to attend the seminar, documents can be emailed to students.
The Award Writing Exam will be offered again in Autumn 2015. This will be the exam only without the seminar.
This module is compulsory for students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma International Dispute Resolution or Postgraduate Diploma International Commercial Arbitration (Distance Learning) at Queen Mary University of London. It is also open to LLM students at Queen Mary University of London as well as outside participants.
LLM students and external candidates, please note the following information concerning the Chartered Institute of Arbitration:
External applicants and Queen Mary University of London LLM students should book online. Current QMUL Diploma students do not need to book as attendance is included in their programme.
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