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Fall 2012 - U.S. Commercial Arbitration

Bayer, Karl O

Course ID: 379M  Unique # 29390  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Wednesday 3:45 pm - 6:35 pm TNH 3.124
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.


Millions of business contracts provide for arbitration as the method of resolving disputes.  Typically, the parties include a future-disputes clause in their contract, which specifies the rules under which the arbitration will be conducted should a dispute arise.  Private dispute resolution processes like arbitration and mediation are increasingly popular, because they are generally less expensive and time-consuming than litigation, the proceedings are usually confidential, and the arbitrators who preside over the cases are chosen by the parties and generally have considerable expertise.  This course is an introduction to the law of U.S.  commercial arbitration and practical skills necessary to effectively represent clients in arbitration proceedings.  Through some traditional (and not so traditional) teaching methods, students will learn substantive law and practical written and oral advocacy techniques and practice with real world problems.  We will discuss arbitrations involving the sales of goods and services.  We will also discuss arbitrations involving construction, employment, consumers, securities, domain names, and franchises. 

Grading will be based on class participation, writing assignments, including a final brief, and presentations of oral arguments. 

This class will meet once/ week.  In addition, students will be required to meet one on one with the professor two times during the course of the semester for individual coaching and practice.  There are no course prerequisites.

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