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International Investment Law - Fall 2012

Fall Term, Block A
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Assistant Professor Mark Wu
2 classroom credits

This seminar introduces students to basic concepts of international investment treaty law and investment treaty arbitration. The course will examine the background to the current international investment law regime and the sources of international investment law. It will also discuss: (1) the institutions and rules that govern investor-state arbitration, (2) the substantive principles and standards that may apply to the investor-state relationship under investment treaties (i.e., national treatment, most-favoured-nation treatment, expropriation, and fair and equitable treatment), and (3) the interactions between the international investment regime and other international regimes (e.g., trade regime). Participants will be expected to write regular response papers and complete short assignments.