LAWS6576 International Commercial Arbitration

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit considers commercial arbitration in international transactions. Among the topics discussed are advantages and disadvantages of arbitration; availability of arbitration; drafting of arbitration clauses; arbitration proceedings (including problems respecting the law governing procedural and substantive questions); judicial review of arbitral awards; and enforceability of awards. Key readings are distributed, with references to internet publications.
Students are able to understand (1) the legal and procedural regime for international arbitration in Australia; (2) the nature of arbitration as a form of dispute resolution and its advantages and disadvantages over litigation; (3) the relationship between domestic courts and arbitration, and the autonomy of the arbitral process; (4) some of the procedures of some of the major international arbitral institutions (UNCITRAL); and (5) the issues involved in the drafting and enforcing of arbitration agreements and awards.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation and (2) assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Kanaga Dharmananda SC
Unit rules
LAWS3307 International Commercial Arbitration, LAWS5576 International Commercial Arbitration
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 28 September to 2 October. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
There is a two week pre-reading period for this unit. Students are to attend every day of the intensive period from Monday
3rd to Friday 7th July 2017. Learning in this unit is enhanced by systematic and timely reading and analysis of unit material.
Attendance at all sessions is compulsory and an attendance register is maintained.

Unit materials are available from Booktopia.

Useful reference

Redfern, A. and Hunter, M. The Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration, 5th edn: Sweet & Maxwell 2009


International Arbitration Act (including the United Nations New York Convention and the Model Law)


ICC Rules


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