Topics covered in this course generally include:
Private International Law: Basic Concepts
Jurisdiction over disputes, people, property
Choice and conflict of laws
Substantive Cross-Border Legal Matters
UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracting
Comparative law topics (the specific subject will be determined by the factual problem and may cover constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, torts etc)
Introduction to arbitration
UNCITRAL Rules of Commercial Arbitration
Advocacy and Cross-Cultural Communication
Effective oral advocacy in arbitration
Effective written advocacy for arbitration and for negotiation
Effective Japanese language and cross-cultural communication in a legal context
Basic principles and strategies of negotiation, including MESO (Multiple Equivalent Simultaineous Offers)
Cultural based negotiation
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the conclusion of this course, students who have successfully completed all of the requirements will have the knowledge and skills to:
• Outline, summarise and/or synthesise a coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and significant norms of the international commercial law covered in the course;
• Select and apply a range of communication skills and apply critical thinking in order to moot as if an advocate at an international commercial arbitration, demonstrating adaptability in practice and competition moots by taking a range of positions within the advocacy team and on either side of the legal dispute;
• Select and apply a range of communication skills and creative thinking in order to negotiate as a member of a team undertaking a commercial negotiation, demonstrating adaptability in practice and competition negotiations by taking a range of positions within the negotiation team and on either side of the legal dispute;
• Outline, summarise and/or synthesise a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a moot competition judge;
• Analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence;
• Independently define, plan and conduct legal research on international commercial law in order to produce written memoranda for the international law and arbitration moot competition.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
• Student contribution to the team's preparation
• Three written team memoranda ahead of the arbitration and negotiation
• Assessment of the student's participation in the competition
• Reflective essay following the competition
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WorkloadEffective participation requires a commitment of approximately 10 hours per week throughout the preparation and competition period.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9746||01 Oct 2017||20 Oct 2017||20 Oct 2017||31 Dec 2017||In Person||N/A|