School of Law

International Arbitration Award Writing - Award Writing Exam

2 September 2013 - 2 October 2013

Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary, University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

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).

There is no seminar held in autumn. Students will be sent the first set of materials relating to an arbitration cases by e-mail; 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 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.

Read more about the International Award Writing module.

Monday 2 September 2013 Distribution of reading lists and set of reading materials by email.
Tuesday 17 September 2013 First part of award writing exam will be emailed at 10am.
Tuesday 1 October 2013 Second part of award writing exam will be emailed at 10am.
Wednesday 2 October 2013 Final awards to be returned for marking to
  • Assessment will be by a written report (i.e. a Final Arbitral Award)
  • The pass mark is 70 per cent (as required by the CIArb)
  • Minimum 5000 words
  • Minimum enrolment: Five students; course may be taken by LLM, Diploma, Distance Learning students or practising lawyers

Who can apply?

It is compulsory for students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma International Commercial Arbitration (Distance Learning) at Queen Mary, University of London. It is also open to LLM students at Queen Mary as well as outside participants. Students taking the PG Diploma in International Dispute Resolution - Arbitration must take the exam taking place in May through to July.

  • Standard fee (exam only) - £375
  • QM Students and Alumni (exam only) - £300

Please note: LLM Students due to join the LLM programme in September 2013 should enrol on the Summer 2014 International Arbitration Award Writing Exam.

How to Book

External applicants and Queen Mary LLM students should book online via the Queen Mary e-shop. Current QM Diploma students do not need to book as attendance is included in their programme.