With the growth of international commerce, trade and investment, there has been an expansion of private international economic disputes and an increased need for effective dispute resolution. This seminar will examine the legal and policy regimes for resolving international economic disputes with a particular focus on international commercial arbitration. The seminar will first consider the juridical basis and forms of international commercial arbitration. It will then address the creation and enforcement of arbitration agreements as well as procedural issues related to the exercise of arbitral authority. The seminar will then consider the law governing the vacatur, recognition and enforcement of international commercial arbitration awards. During the last portion of the course, students will present their independent research on cutting-edge issues in international commercial arbitration and offer recommendations for the future. Enrollment limited.