LAW40520 Arbitration Law & Procedure

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module focuses on the law and practice of domestic arbitration, covering the arbitration agreement, the arbitrator, the arbitral process, the award, recourse against the award, and enforcement of the award.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will be able to:
 Appreciate the function of arbitration and contextualise it in the range of dispute resolution mechanisms;
 Understand the sources of Arbitration Law and demonstrate an intimate knowledge of the substance of the Arbitration Acts and the Common Law governing domestic arbitration;
 Be able to analyse given fact scenarios and problems in arbitration and apply the correct legal principles to advise on appropriate solutions;
 Demonstrate a good knowledge of the best practice approaches to arbitration procedure and be able to apply it appropriately to given scenarios and problems;
 Have completed the syllabus of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’s Module 2 “Law of Arbitration” and the written components of the Instute’s Module 3 “Practice, Procedure, Drafting and Deciding”

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
2 hour lectures weekly, supplemented by online reading and resources and in-class and online exercises. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Two hour effort equivalent exam to be completed during a 72 hour window, returned online in Brightspace. Coursework (End of Trimester) No Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is primarily provided by way of group feedback supplied online post-assessment following UCD School of Law policies. Individual feedback may be supplied personally online or in person as to where a student stands relative to the group feedback Opportunities for self and peer review will be possible through in class exercises and online peer discussion group and exercises

Name Role
Mr Michael Moran Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 18:00 - 20:50