International Dispute Resolution: Cases and Materials (2nd ed.)

Mary Ellen O'Connell

Carolina Academic Press, 2012

Twenty-first century lawyers practice law in a global village and should be prepared to practice international dispute resolution. This book, written by Mary Ellen O'Connell, is designed to assist in that preparation.

International Dispute Resolution is a comprehensive treatment of the full range of dispute resolution processes, including negotiation, mediation, inquiry, conciliation, arbitration, and adjudication.

The second edition updates and expands the first edition. It includes additional materials on international commercial arbitration as well as recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court, the International Court of Justice and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. New problems have been added and reading lists have been revised. Despite the new additions, the book remains highly teachable in a two or three credit-hour format.

The law book market has many titles on arbitration and transnational litigation. This is the only casebook, however, that introduces students to all of dispute resolution mechanisms available internationally. Lawyers today need this information as much as they need the standard first year required course on civil procedure.