London, United Kingdom

International Commercial Arbitration

when 29 June 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

This module concerns the contractual and procedural elements of international commercial arbitration both from comparative and practical perspectives, focusing particularly on the English Arbitration Act 1996, the UNCITRAL Model Law and the New York Convention.

Course leader

Dr Melis Özdel is the Director of the UCL Centre for Commercial Law. At UCL, she
convenes the International Trade law and Carriage of Goods by Sea modules and co-convenes the International Arbitration Law module. Melis has published extensively in various

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). Students must have completed one year of undergraduate study. No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Have a clear understanding of the laws governing international commercial arbitration

Have acquired the practical skills and knowledge necessary to draft arbitration agreements

Have acquired the practical skills and knowledge necessary to advise and represent parties in the arbitral process

Be able to discuss the key contractual and procedural issues arising before, during and after an arbitration
Have the skills to analyse legal problems and offer solutions

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2100: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP 1100: UCL offers accommodation in a vibrant area in the heart of London which costs £1100 per 3-week Session.