Master of Arbitration and Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution

The ISC launched the Master’s Degree in Arbitration and Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution in response to the needs of the labor market, where arbitration has become an alternative means for settling disputes, the most prevalent in all contracts. Where the interest in the field of arbitration is not limited to jurists only, but also [...]

The ISC launched the Master’s Degree in Arbitration and Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution in response to the needs of the labor market, where arbitration has become an alternative means for settling disputes, the most prevalent in all contracts. Where the interest in the field of arbitration is not limited to jurists only, but also other fields of no less importance, such as contracting and engineering works. The arbitration program contributes to qualifying arbitrators in all fields and lawyers interested in the field of arbitration.

Key features of the course

  • Active participation in the development of arbitration specialists, and support for scientific research in the field of arbitration and the resolution of civil and commercial disputes.
  • Providing an appropriate educational environment for developing scientific capabilities and directing them towards creativity and innovation in arbitration and civil and commercial dispute resolution.
  • Providing the community with legal cadres and competencies capable of outstanding performance and competition in the labor market, in order to serve and develop the community in the fields of scientific research, university teaching, and so on.
  • Excellence in supporting comparative studies of local, regional and international legislation in order to benefit from the experiences of different systems.
  • Supporting scientific research and enriching knowledge in all branches of law and elaborate research to reach an innovative practical scientific addition to gain access to new knowledge.
  • Providing universities, public and private institutions in societies with specialized cadres capable of following up on scientific and technological developments.
  • Working on scientific and cultural cooperation and exchanging experiences and knowledge with faculties of law with various regional and international universities.

The first stage - Compulsory courses 72 Credits

Arbitration agreement

This course includes an in-depth study of the most important international conventions in the field of arbitration, such as the UNCITRAL Convention and the Model Law, the Washington Convention for the Establishment of the Investment Dispute Settlement Center, the Oman Convention on International Commercial Arbitration, the Geneva Convention and other agreements related to arbitration.

Scientific Research Methodology

Research Methods and Scientific Methodology course aims to introduce students to the different models of ways to carry out useful legal research. Students will acquire knowledge about the design, methodology and techniques of scientific research, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and the use of research data in order to reach logical results that address the research problem. This course will help each student develop their ability to use this knowledge to become more effective as a legal researcher.

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes. 

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International conventions, institutions and centers of arbitration

This course includes the study of some agreements related to arbitration, whether at the national or international levels, such as the Geneva Convention or the Washington Convention from which the Washington Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes emerged, the Oman Convention on International Commercial Arbitration, and the Arab Convention. for settling investment and other disputes. This course deals with the most important arbitration centers that decide on various disputes, and study their rules, such as the Washington Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration, and the Arab Agency for International Arbitration.

The role of the judiciary in arbitration

This course aims to give an in-depth idea of ​​the judiciary and arbitration and to study the nature of the relationship of the judiciary with arbitration, the supporting and oversight role of the judiciary and the difference between the judiciary as a general means for settling disputes and arbitration as a parallel means for the judiciary to resolve it, in addition to an indication of the extent to which arbitration depends on the judiciary in relation to the arbitration agreement, arbitration procedures and the implementation of the arbitral award . And in the stage of forming the arbitral tribunal, in the stage of procedures such as deciding the request for the arbitrator’s dismissal and his dismissal, his role in the field of proof, and in the field of temporary and precautionary measures, his role in the invalidity case, and in ordering the execution of the judgment.

Law Applicable to Arbitration

This course includes a statement of the law applicable to arbitration procedures, a statement of what this law is and the will of the parties in that, as well as a statement of the law applicable to the subject matter of the dispute itself, and the extent of the link between this law and the will of the parties and its connection to the subject matter of the dispute.

Arbitration Proceedings

This course includes a study of the procedures that are taken by the arbitral tribunal to proceed with the course of the dispute from the moment of its jurisdiction, notifying the parties, submitting the arbitration case and the answer list, holding the first session, examining the defenses of the various litigants, hearing witnesses and requesting the competent court to issue decisions in urgent matters, and then Seal the pleading and deliberation until the issuance of the judgment.

Optional courses 24 Credits

Arbitration of intellectual property disputes

This course includes arbitration in intellectual property disputes such as patents, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs, designs, trade secrets, etc., as mentioned in WIPO agreements on intellectual property rights, TRIPS and Paris, as well as the main local laws in practice that make arbitration is the main and important means of resolving disputes Intellectual property.

Arbitration in construction contracts

This course covers the rules that were in the FIDIC Red and Green Book, the procedures applicable to dispute resolution through contractor-employee arbitration, arbitration rules and the importance of resolving any related disputes. .

This course also deals with the resolution of extractive contract disputes through arbitration, which are long-term contracts and fundamental changes depend on their implementation. These changes may cause problems between the contracting parties.

Arbitration in financial markets

This course includes arbitration in disputes between different financial markets, and the course discusses resolving disputes between stock exchange traders through arbitration rather than judiciary, and talking about compulsory arbitration.

Arbitration in investment disputes

This course studies focus on various investment disputes, and their resolution through the prescription arbitration system saves time and effort on the foreign investor and contracting parties, and highlights the most important local and international investment agreements that have been taken for arbitration as an approach. In resolving investment disputes, study the special rules of the Washington Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes by Arbitration.

Compulsory sources

This course includes identifying the voluntary sources of commitment, which are both the contract and the unilateral will, so that the student learns about the concept of the contract in terms of its definition and statement of its pillars in terms of eligibility, satisfaction, place and reason, and then identifying its scope, effects, and expiry, whether through annulment, dissolution or invalidity, and then Identifying the second voluntary source of commitment, which is the unilateral will, by identifying its nature, its obligatory nature, and its legal effects.

Conflict of laws

Inputs: The problem of conflict of laws arises in connection with the relations of individuals that include a foreign element or more, as a result of the association of such relations with different national legal systems, and from here the legal thought created the so-called rules of conflict of laws or rules of attribution, whose primary task is to link the disputes arising from these relations to the most common law. Appropriateness, which is the so-called law applicable to the subject of the dispute. Outputs: The study of issues related to conflict of laws contributes to gaining the necessary knowledge for settling disputes related to several different legislations, where settlement takes place in different ways from those used in the context of settling purely national disputes, which are governed by the national law in the concerned country. Vocabulary: - Defining the general theory regulating conflict of laws - Defining the rules of attribution and defining its most important characteristics - The conflict of laws system: - Adaptation - Referral - Attribution to a state where there are multiple laws - The nature of applicable foreign law - Pushing the public order and circumvention of the law - Syrian attribution rules - Rules relating to personal status matters - rules relating to money, real estate or movables - rules relating to contracts - rules relating to facts.

The second stage - Practical Training 30 Credits

Practical Training

In practical training, the student is assigned to teach a virtual course chosen by the college from among the courses studied by the student at the bachelor's level. The student should divide this course from twelve to fourteen brief lectures. The student presents each lecture in the form of a written summary of its topic in Word or PDF format, accompanied by a video recording of it with the student's voice using Power Point, the duration of which is no less than ten minutes and not more than about twenty minutes.

The thrid stage - Master's Thesis 54 Credits

Master’s Thesis

The student submits a request to the university administration to register a master’s thesis, along with a proposed topic in one of the subspecialty tracks.

● If the initial approval of the subject title is achieved, the college council will designate a supervisor to guide and follow up the student in preparing the plan.

● The research plan includes the importance of the topic and a critical presentation of previous studies in it, specifically the research problem, then defining the study's curriculum and its main hypotheses or questions that you want to answer, and the division of the study and its sources.

● The student presents his proposed plan in a scientific seminar, discussing the plan as a topic and an approach.

● The student adjusts his plan based on the professors' observations in the seminar if he is asked to amend.

● After the seminar, the plan is presented to the college council to take its decision regarding the registration of the subject.

● In the event of approval, the college council’s decision is presented to the university council to approve registration, and the registration date is calculated from the university council’s approval date

To study a master’s degree at International Suleiman College, applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. At International Suleiman College, we believe that a bachelor's degree is no longer enough to compete in the labor market, so we offer high-quality postgraduate programs for anyone who has a bachelor's degree and wishes to achieve their academic and research ambitions.
International Suleiman College provides a study commensurate with the student's capabilities, especially in line with the time allotted daily for study, given that the master's student has practical and social responsibilities. We expect fully taught students to be able to obtain a master's degree within two academic years. We expect students studying partially to be able to obtain a master's degree within 3-4 years of study.
The academic year is divided into four semesters. In each semester, the student is allowed to register a maximum of two research courses and one minimum course with a maximum of 24 credit hours and a minimum of 12 credit hours. Classes are distributed as follows: • The first semester begins at the beginning of the third week of October and ends at the end of the third week of December. • The second semester begins at the beginning of the first week of January and ends at the end of the first week of March. • The third semester begins at the beginning of the second week of March and ends at the end of the second week of May. • The fourth semester begins at the beginning of the fourth week of May and ends at the end of the fourth week of July. • Summer vacation begins at the beginning of August and continues for the third week of October. • After the end of each semester, a two-week vacation is scheduled between semesters.
The tuition fee is £75 per credit hour, • Students are allowed to register a maximum of 24 credit hours each semester and 12 credit hours as a minimum. • The student pays a one-time enrollment fee of 200 pounds when registering with the ISC • The student pays 100 sterling pounds per semester as the registration fee for study subjects. • The iddat hour = four actual hours.
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