Soft Skills Course with Practical Exercises
Intensive course over 4 entire days (2 Fridays and 2 Saturdays)
5 (if exam has been passed)
The course will be held in every winter semester.
Time Schedule and Course Venue
An up-to-date electronic course catalogue for the winter semester will be available on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv from late August to late February. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Rechtswissenschaft (SPO 2015)" in order to access the Law courses.
The course will be divided into two parts. In the first part a systematic overview over International Arbitration will be offered, with a special focus on commercial cases. The main issues covered are the functioning of important arbitral institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the different stages of the arbitral proceedings, including the drafting of the arbitration agreement, the question of the applicable law, the procedural rules and the enforcement of the award.
The second part of the block lecture will be a Practice Exercise in which all participants will be invited to work on a case study. The subject of this case study will be located in the field of international commercial arbitration law. Students will be divided in two groups in order to prepare a simulation of arbitral proceedings on the case in front of the Tribunal. After the hearings and the final decision of the Tribunal there will be a final session which is dedicated to commentaries on the case as well as feedback on students’ performance.
This course is recommended to Themis students.
yes (that means that the number of participants is limited and that you might not get a place in this course)
Erasmus students: You will find this course either under the module "Schlüsselqualifikation A" or under the module "Schlüsselqualifikation B". ("Schlüsselqualifikation" means "soft skills".)
If you take only one soft skills course, it doesn't matter whether you book this course under "Schlüsselqualifikation A" or under "Schlüsselqualifikation B". However, if you take two soft skills courses, you will have to book one under "Schlüsselqualifikation A" and the other under "Schlüsselqualifikation B".
Please note that it will not be possible to take more than two soft skills courses throughout your stay at Freie Universität Berlin.
Themis students and overseas students: You will find this course under "Study Program Themis & Overseas - Module 3"
registration period: 1 October - 12 October 2018, 12 p.m. (noon)
In order to know if you have obtained a place in this course, please check out your course plan on Campus Management (tab "Stundenplan") from 13 October 2018.
As long as there are still seats available after the registration period has expired, they will be allocated according to the principle "first come, first served" if you sign up by 2 November 2018.
De-Registration from this Course
regular drop period: 1 October - 2 November 2018
After the regular drop period you can only drop this course with a valid cause until 14 days prior to the exam. Please contact the International Office at the Law Department if you have to use this option.
Type of Exam
There will be a final written exam. Assessment might also include the students' performance in the arbitration simulation.
The exam will probably take place in one of the course sessions.
Registration for the Exam
Students will automatically be registered for the exam when they sign up for this course.
De-Registration from the Exam
Students who drop this course via Campus Management are automatically de-registered from the exam. Students who do not drop this course via Campus Management and do not take the exam, are going to finish this course with a non-passing grade (0 points).
The students will be informed about their grades by the course instructor.
Please ask the course instructor to hand out a course certificate (in colloquial German: "Schein").