LW7092 - International Dispute Resolution

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What will I learn on this module?

In this module you will develop a critical understanding of the laws relating to international dispute resolution. You will examine: cover a range of key theoretical and practical concepts in international dispute resolution. You will examine the Jurisdiction of European Courts (including English Courts). The module will also examine the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements within the European Union, Arbitration and Arbitral Awards and the Law applicable to Obligations (Contractual Obligations and Non-Contractual Obligations). This module will combine a doctrinal focus with an examination of real-world problems that require the engagement of international dispute resolution mechanisms. The awareness of such significant systems for dispute resolution will be attractive to employers and businesses who trade on a global level.

How will I learn on this module?

You will receive a mixture of lectures and seminars. The lectures will cover a range of key theoretical and practical concepts in international dispute resolution. The seminars will provide you with an opportunity to apply concepts covered in the lectures and gain further practical insights. The directed learning within the seminars will focus on pre-reading, activity-based learning through specially designed exercises and the use of the e-Learning portal (Blackboard Ultra). Independent learning will centre on you identifying further reading and research to provide deeper/broader knowledge and understanding of international dispute resolution. Regular formative feedback will be provided by the teaching team and module tutor during timetabled sessions. You will be provided with detailed feedback on your summative assignment for this module and, as part of your reflective development, such feedback can be utilized in the preparation of subsequent module assessments on the programme. You are therefore able to demonstrate self-reflection and reflective practice within the module and on the programme as a whole, with feedback of appropriate quality and the positive application of formative feedback on learning.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

The University is well-placed to support you in learning and research with an excellent library and teaching facilities, access to on-line legal databases and resources and appropriate software. Support will include feedback from academics during small group sessions, through formative and summative assessment. You will be provided with guidance on answering all types of questions in relation to international dispute resolution and this will utilise small group session questions, multiple choice questions and quizzes. You will be given guidance on the assessment criteria and the learning outcomes for the module. This module is designed and will be managed by your designated Module Tutor. All relevant materials and instructions will be accessible on-line through Blackboard Ultra, and the module site is maintained by your Module Tutor. You may communicate with your Module Tutor and your Small Group Session Tutor by e-mail, telephone or face to face by appointment outside of your sessions as well as during your sessions if you encounter any difficulties relating to any aspect of the module.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. You will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of international dispute resolution, informed by current practice, advanced scholarship and research, including a critical awareness and evaluation of current issues and developments in the subject.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

2. You will be able to analyse and communicate complex legal and policy issues relating to International Dispute Resolution.

3. You will be able to critically evaluate source material, suggest alternative approaches to International Dispute Resolution and its application in practice and reflect on the application of your knowledge and that of others within practical contexts.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

4. You will take responsibility for your own independent learning in the field of International Dispute Resolution, working independently to further enhance existing skills and develop new skills to a high level

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment will be achieved by practice questions, group discussion, informal peer assessment and assessed and non-assessed exercises. Your tutor will give oral and written feedback to you as required.

Summative Assessment will be undertaken on an individual basis by way of one, 3000-word essay which constitutes 100% of the marks for this module. The essay aims to encourage a deep and critical approach to learning, developing an ability to think widely about the issues presented within the module and to explore these in-line with directed and independent learning.

Assessment criteria are provided to enable you to understand what is expected of you and how you will be judged on your performance.

Pre-requisite(s)

NA

Co-requisite(s)

NA

Module abstract

This module will provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of international dispute resolution, informed by current practice, advanced scholarship and research. By studying on the module, you will gain a critical awareness and evaluation of current issues and developments in the subject. You will learn about the Jurisdiction of European Courts (including English Courts), the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments within the European Union. You will also examine arbitration and arbitral Awards, and further develop your understanding of the Law applicable to Obligations (Contractual Obligations and Non-Contractual Obligations).

Course info

UCAS Code M100

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time

Department Northumbria Law School

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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