LAW40540 Award Writing

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module focuses on writing a valid and enforceable reasoned arbitral award.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will have:
 acquired and demonstrated an understanding of the formal and substantive legal requirements for a valid and enforceable arbitrator’s award
 acquired and demonstrated a knowledge of drafting skills and techniques required of arbitrators and have practiced using them in a variety of exercises
 demonstrated an ability to write, from given fact scenarios, a valid and enforceable arbitrator’s reasoned award and have written and been assessed on such an award.
 Have covered the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Module 4 “Award Writing” syllabus.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Significant task based module - following classes on the theory, practice and techniques of award writing students engage in a series of off-site award writing exercises which are submitted for detailed individual formative assessment and comprehensive feedback before a final submission of a major reasoned arbitral award on a substantial problem scenario for formal assessment. 
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
Continuous Assessment: Award Writing Assignment Throughout the Trimester n/a 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
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Detailed comprehensive individual feedback will be supplied on each award submitted in the Unreasoned Award exercise and the Reasoned Award exercise before final submission of a comprehensive reasoned award for summative assessment. Group feedback may also be supplied post-assessment online and in accordance with School of Law policy, and individual students may apply for personal feedback on how they stand relative to the group feedback.

Name Role
Ms Katie Nolan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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