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International Dispute Resolution: Transnational Litigation and International Arbitration

With the steady increase in international transactions and relationships comes an increase in international disputes. The principal means of resolving such disputes are litigation in national courts and international arbitration before a privately selected arbitrator or panel of arbitrators. Each of these fora has its distinctive features, both strength and weaknesses. Typically parties make their selection (through a forum selection clause or arbitration clause) at the time of contracting and therefore prior to the emergence of any dispute between them. They differ both in the identity of adjudicators, the procedural framework in which that adjudication is conducted, in the role of national courts in relation to each, the nature of the decisions that result (national court judgment or international arbitral award), and both their enforcement and the opportunities for challenges against them. The course explores all of these aspects of international dispute resolution.


This event is a part of Columbia Academy on Law in Global Affairs (CALGA), a series of online open-access events, in which Columbia Law School faculty present their research and debate current issues with colleagues from around the globe.