Arbitral Award Writing
Arbitral Award Writing
Arbitral Award Writing is a short course which is taught fully online.
On this course students learn about the key component parts of an arbitral award, how to analyse the facts and legal issues in an arbitration and find out about the legal and formal requirements of an arbitral award.
This is an optional non-credit bearing six week course, consisting of four weeks online tuition followed by the award writing assessment.
Those who successfully complete this course (with a grade of 70% or higher) will be exempt from the Fellowship examinations of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Module 4 (Arbitration and International Arbitration Pathways). See 'Placement' section below for more information on this.
2. What you will study
By the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:
- Analyse the facts and legal issues in an arbitration with a view to preparing an award;
- Discover the different types of arbitral award;
- Analyse the key component parts of an arbitral award;
- Gain knowledge of the legal and formal requirements of an arbitral award;
- Understand the importance of reflecting reasons adequately in an award;
- Grasp and apply the peculiarities that arise in the drafting of an award with cross border (international) implications.
Students are required to undertake an arbitral award writing exercise. This will be done on a time limited basis, with the award being submitted electronically by the deadline. Advance papers (consisting of all case papers except the arbitrator’s notes) will be distributed around one week in advance of the deadline.
Students will be expected to part-prepare their award during this period. Notes on Evidence taken by the arbitrator will be distributed 24 hours in advance of the deadline, and students will be expected to complete their awards. The marking scheme will be identical to that adopted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for their award writing exams. The passmark will be 50%, but for CIArb Fellowship purposes the passmark will be 70%, as per the Institute’s equivalent assessment.
3. Placements and accreditations
Students who successfully complete this course with a grade of 70% or higher will be exempt from the Fellowship examinations of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Module 4 (Arbitration and International Arbitration Pathways).
Please note: this only applies to students who have passed the Institute’s Arbitration or International Arbitration Modules 1, 2 and 3 or are eligible for exemption from the Institute’s Arbitration or International Arbitration Modules 1, 2 and 3 via passing the equivalent modules on the accredited course of a Recognised Course Provider to Membership level.
4. Student Funding
The course fee is £600. This covers all materials, tuition, assessment and a completion certificate.
Since you will be a student of Robert Gordon University, you will have full access to our extensive online library facilities, including many e-books, journal articles and case law reports. These will assist you in your studies. However, much of the material you will need for the module will be provided in the course materials.
5. How to apply
If you are interested in this course please register your interest on Keep Me Informed online form.
For further information contact the Course Leader, David Christie
Department of Law
Aberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen AB10 7QE
Tel: +44 (0)1224 263558