Credit points: 15

Subject outline

International Commercial Arbitration examines the foundational principles and laws of arbitration both nationally and internationally. Students will explore the main national and international laws, treaties and conventions applicable to arbitration disputes. The procedural framework of the arbitral process will also be examined, along with case studies, where students will draw on their knowledge of arbitration to provide legal advice in factual scenarios.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW5CNA or LAW5CIP or have permission of the Director of Postgraduate (coursework) programs


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


International Commercial Arbitration

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGreenberg S, Kee C, Weeramantry J.





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the conceptual and doctrinal framework of arbitration, nationally and internationally.
02. Evaluate claims made in a factual scenario with appropriate reference to arbitration laws.
03. Critically analyse principles of arbitration with reference to arbitration laws
04. Write a legal opinion on a factual scenario arising from a contractual dispute, in a professional manner
05. Demonstrate high level research skills in relation to primary and secondary sources of arbitration law and its context

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Winter semester, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Four 7.00 h block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Class Exercises (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2
Online Quiz (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2
Take Home Examination (3000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5