Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Koller

together with Prof. Brekoulakis, Queen Mary University of London



030315 SE International Dispute Resolution (for undergraduate and graduate students)


2 SSt, 4 ECTS

block lecture

Language: Englisch

Maximum 10 participants!

Dates: January or February 2019

Place: London, Queen Mary University

Preliminary session:  Tuesday, 09.10.2018, 16:00 Vienna, SEM 61 Juridicum



E-Mail to: doris.ruzic@univie.ac.at

Since the number of participants is limited, 10 students will be chosen based on objective criteria. These objective criteria are in particular academic success, the progress of studies and the language skills of the student. Therefore, interested students are asked to submit their CV and a transcript of records (Sammelzeugnis) together with their application for the course.

End of term of applications:

Aim and content of the course

The course aims to teach students the ability to independently analyze legal problems in an academic manner and to present the results of such analysis. The course covers legal problems that have emerged in case law and legal literature or that stem from recent legislative reforms. It focuses on pervasive problems in international dispute resolution, for instance with regard to the conclusion of arbitration agreements and choice of court agreements, parallel proceedings in different jurisdictions , cross-border taking of evidence and so forth. Legal issues will also be analyzed from a comparative law perspective. Students should, therefore, be willing to (and capable of) work(ing) in foreign languages and to research legal resources from different jurisdictions. Potential topics will be further defined in the course of the first meeting. Students may also submit suggestions for topics.


Course schedule

The first session, taking place on 9 October 2018 in Vienna, is dedicated to the selection and distribution of topics. Following the first session, undergraduate students will have to independently research case law and literature concerning their topic and draft a research paper. The research paper’s results will then be presented in the course of a two days session scheduled for early 2019. Each presentation will be followed by a discussion. Graduate students do not have to submit a research paper. They will only have to present the result of their research during the sessions indicated.


Assessment criteria

To pass the course undergraduate students are required to submit a research paper in accordance with the principles of good scientific practice and the quality criteria laid down in section 22 of the curriculum for undergraduate studies of law at the University of Vienna. Each performance, i.e. research paper and presentation, will be assed individually. Graduate students will be assessed on the basis of their presentation only.


Mandatory Participation

Participants will generally have to be present during all sessions to obtain a certificate.