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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

International Arbitration Competition (Spring 2017)

  • Course Number: LAW-825
  • Class Number: 03568
  • Instructor: John Garman

Course Description

A very exciting aspect of this course is to select and prepare a USC Gould Law School team for participation in theWillem C. VisInternational Commercial Arbitration Moot.This is a highly prestigious international moot courtcompetition that is held annually in Vienna, Austriaand Hong Kong.  This moot attracts law school teams from all around the world. The moot consists of submitting written memoranda prior to the moot on designated dates for both sides of the dispute (Claimant and Respondent) and an oral arguments phase of the moot that are held in Vienna and Hong Kong. Memorandum for Claimant is due in December 2016 and Memorandum for Respondent is due in January 2017.  Oral arguments will be held in Vienna during April 7-13, 2017 and oral arguments will be held in Hong Kong during March 26 - April 2, 2017. USC Gould School of Law will be sending a team to either Vienna or Hong Kong.

This is a two-semester class and it will be limited to eight students. The eight selected students will be required to enroll in both the Fall 2016 semester and the Spring 2017 semester of this course.

Four of the eight enrolled students will be selected at the end of the Fall Semester as the USC Gould School of Law team participating in the 2017 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. The four students who are not selected as the USC Gould School of Law team participating in the 2017 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot will be the USC team that competes locally in an intermural moot competition with Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 2
  • Schedule: W 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
  • Room Number: Room 2
  • Exam: None
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: yes
  • Participation: Required
  • Pre-requisites: Fall 2016 enrollment in International Arbitration Competition
  • Enrollment Limitation: 8 students