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Graduate Certificate in International ArbitrationThe increasing use of arbitration and other dispute resolution mechanisms means that more professionals will be called upon to act as arbitrators. Conducting arbitration properly necessarily assumes that the arbitrator understands the law supporting the process, the procedures that he is required to follow and the powers he is expected to exercise. While many lawyers are familiar with court procedures and the judicial process, fewer are familiar with the arbitral process. Non-lawyers have an even greater challenge when hearing disputes where parties are represented by lawyers in the arbitration.
This course is designed for both lawyers and non-lawyers who wish to be involved in the practice of arbitration as arbitrators. Students will be taught the basics of the law of contract, tort and evidence, the law and practice of arbitration and will receive training in drafting directions, orders and the arbitral award.
On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded the Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration. They will then be qualified for direct admission as Fellows of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb). In addition, such candidates will upon satisfying the age and other requirements and completing the prescribed Peer Interview be considered for admission as Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London (CIArb). Candidates may thereafter complete the assessment and pupilage programmes of the CIArb to gain further recognition as a Chartered Arbitrator.
The Course Director is Assoc Prof Neale R Gregson, Chartered Arbitrator.
Modes of Instruction & Course Duration
Instruction will be through a combination of weekly lectures or seminars (2 to 3 hours) to be held on Wednesday evenings commencing at 6.30pm or on Saturday mornings at 9.30am, together with a final practicum (comprising 4 full days). This course will be conducted over a university semester. Teaching will commence in the first week of January 2013 and will end within May 2013.
Executive Seminar Room, Level 3, Block B, Faculty of Law, NUS, 469G Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259776
A good bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.
|»||Principles of Contract, Tort and Evidence [CTE]|
|»||Arbitration Law & Practice [ALP]|
|»||Drafting and Award Writing Practicum [DAW]|
The CTE Module will be assessed through an ‘open-book’ written examination (3 hours).
The ALP Module will be assessed through class performance, drafting exercises, and an ‘open-book’ written examination (2 hours).
The DAW Module will be assessed through class performance, drafting exercises, and a final award writing examination (3 hours).
|i||Candidates with a good LLB degree from a recognised university may apply to be considered for exemption from the written examination for the CTE module.|
|ii||Candidates who have successfully completed the ‘Commercial Arbitration’ or the ‘International Commercial Arbitration’ module at the Law Faculty, NUS may apply to be considered for exemption from the written examination for the ALP Module.|
$7,000.00, plus the applicable GST.
Intake is strictly limited to 30 students.
Closing date for application
Thursday, 22 November 2012
For general administrative enquiries, please send an email to email@example.com or contact Ms Poova tel: 6516 3644, or write to: CLE Co-ordinator, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Eu Tong Sen Building, 469G Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259776, or fax to: 67790979. More information on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators may be obtained from their website.
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