School of Law

International Arbitration Award Writing July 2011

8 July 2011 - 22 July 2011

Time: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Lincoln's Inn Fields

Seminar: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm on 8 July 2011
First exam: 10.00 am on 9 July 2011
Second exam: 10.00 am on 22 July 2011

This core 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. At the successful completion of this module (and the diploma), candidates will be eligible to progress onto the Peer Interview in order to become a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

The module also provides an excellent opportunity for students to revise questions relating to arbitration awards, their legal regulation and their effect.

Course Structure

Five weeks before the residential weekend students will be sent a reading list as well as a set of reading materials focusing on arbitration awards, their characteristics, functions and drafting. The residential weekend will consist of one full day of teaching and learning by way of a seminar, followed by voluntary workshops.

  • 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
  • Course may be taken by LLM, Diploma, Distance Learning students or practising lawyers


  • The fee for the course is £300 (lunch and coffee breaks are included in the registration fee)
  • Exam fee £350
  • Course and Exam taken together: £550 (including lunch and coffee breaks)

Deadline for application is 15 May 2011

For any enquiries e-mail: Katherine Zaim at