In light of the switch to home learning, grading is modified from the original (class Participation: 40%, 2 Reflection Papers: 60%) as follows:
The two reflection papers count for 100%. Intervening in the Zoom videoconferences is a bonus and can help to improve one's grade.
2 Reflection Papers: 100%
To stimulate discussion, participants will write two response papers concerning two cases over the course of the semester. A response paper can consist of any or all of critique, summary, elaboration, expressions of disagreement or puzzlement, and so on – as long as it is directed to the case for the next class.
Response papers should be 1000 words long and need to be uploaded via Moodle 48 hours prior to the relevant class. They need to include the participant’s name, email address and word count.
Please come to class on time and prepared. I will assume that you have done the assigned reading for each class.
In light of the switch to home learning, participation in the video conferences at the regular class times is encouraged. At the same time, it is understood that it may not be possible for all students to participate in the videoconference every week for a variety of reasons. Until class teaching resumes, there is no obligation to participate and the previous rule that no more than 2 classes may be missed is suspended for the time being.
Readings will be drawn from the course book and extracts from arbitral awards.
Some background in international law is desirable.
There is no final exam.
Bonnitcha, Poulsen Lauge and Waibel, The Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime (Oxford University Press 2017)