BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL (LL 45101)
Philip D. O’Neill, Jr.
The old maxim “where business goes, disputes soon follow” has renewed vitality in an age of globalization. As cross-border commerce follows American business abroad, and offshore foreign investment flows into the U.S., the potential for clashes in the business expectations of the parties increases, particularly as the economy softens. Commercial dispute resolution thus becomes an almost inescapable component of today’s private international business experience. This course covers the management of the international commercial dispute process, from inception in the contractual drafting through the mechanics of the dispute resolution process to the enforcement stage. The focus of the course will be on international arbitration, with some consideration of alternative dispute resolution techniques. The original case studies and related materials are largely drawn from actual practice. This course is designed for prospective corporate attorneys as well as litigators. An open-book in-class examination is required, and contributing to the class discussion is factored into the evaluation process. An optional paper of 20 pages is available to provide a third credit for the course. Enrollment limited to 25 students.
BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL (LL 72601)
THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED 2012/2013
This course focuses on the arbitration of labor and employment matters, with some discussion of other types of arbitration. The principles taught cover all kinds of arbitration disputes. (Tuesday, time to be announced).