COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
General Principles of International Commercial Arbitration
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 365
Fall/Spring
3
0
6
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Group Work
Problem Solving
Case Study
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is to explain the fundamentals of international commercial arbitration.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Analyze the advantages, and disadvantages of arbitration.
  • Define the basic concepts of international commercial arbitration.
  • Compare fundamental national legislation and international conventions in international commercial arbitration.
  • List the grounds of refusal for the recognition or enforcement of a foreign arbitral award in accordance with 1958 New York Convention.
  • Classify the rules and procedures of the major arbitration centers.
Course Description The content of this course comprises; sources, terms and rules of international commercial arbitration and basic principles thereof.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration: History, Fundamentals and Globalization Fouchard, P. et al. (1999) Fouchard, Gaillard, Goldman on International Commercial Arbitration. The Hague, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, s. 5 – 62.
2 Arbitration Agreement Fouchard, P. et al., (1999), s. 191 – 446.
3 Commencement of Arbitration and Stages Fouchard, P. et al., (1999), s. 629 – 708.
4 Applicable law Fouchard, P. et al., (1999), s. 197 - 240, 633 – 654, 781 – 882.
5 How to Select Arbitrators? Fouchard, P. et al., (1999), s. 451 – 556.
6 Jurisdiction of Arbitration Tribunal: Where Does Its Power Come From? Fouchard, P. et al., (1999), s. 381 – 416, 557 – 628.
7 Common Problems in Arbitration Lew, J.D. (1986) Contemporary problems in International Arbitration. London, United Kingdom: Queen Mary College, Centre for Commercial Law Studies.
8 Midterm Exam
9 The Role of National Courts Fouchard, P. et al., (1999), 241 – 380, 883 – 962.
10 The Role of the New York Convention: Arbitral Awards, Enforcement and Challenges - 1 Fouchard, P. et al., (1999), 966 – 983.
11 The Role of the New York Convention: Arbitral Awards, Enforcement and Challenges - 2 Fouchard, P. et al., (1999), 966 – 998.
12 Practice: Problem-Case Study Fouchard, P. et al., (1999).
13 Importance of Evidence and Cross-examination in International Arbitration Fouchard, P. et al., (1999).
14 National Arbitration Legislations and Arbitration Centers in Türkiye https://mevzuat.gov.tr/, https://izto.org.tr/tr/tg/ticari-uzlastirma-ve-ticari-tahkim-esaslari, https://istac.org.tr/
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Fouchard, P. et al. (1999) Fouchard, Gaillard, Goldman on International Commercial Arbitration. The Hague, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, ISBN: 9789041110251; Lew, J.D. (1986) Contemporary problems in International Arbitration. London, United Kingdom: Queen Mary College, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, ISBN: 9780898389265.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Blackaby, N. et al. (2023) Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, ISBN:9780192869906; M., L.J.D., Kröll, S. and Mistelis, L.A. (2003) Comparative International Commercial Arbitration. The Hague, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, ISBN: 9789041115683.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
13
4
52
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
25
Final Exams
1
40
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

Solves the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

Evaluates the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

4

Evaluates the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

5

Is conscious of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

6

Takes responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

Interprets the sources of law by ways of legal methodology.

8

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

Informs the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

11

Monitors the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1).

12

Uses the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest