School of Law

International Arbitration Award Writing - Award Writing Exam

30 May 2013 - 23 July 2013

Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm

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.

Read more about the International Award Writing module.

If you are unable to attend the seminar documents can be emailed to students.

2013 timetable

30 May 2013 Reading lists and set of reading materials will be emailed
5 July 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Optional seminar plus lunch
  • First part of award writing exam will be emailed at 10am
22 July Second part of award writing exam will be emailed at 10am
23 July Final awards to be returned
  • Assessment will be by a written report (i.e. a Final Arbitral Award)
  • The pass mark is 70% (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 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 as well as outside participants.

How to Book

This event is now fully booked. Places are still available on the autumn 2013 exam session.

Event Package Options

  1. Workshop and Exam together
    Cost: £550.00
  2. Workshop only
    Cost: £300.00
  3. Exam only
    Cost: £300.00