If you are not familiar with the topic, you may find that a research guide is a useful tool to assist you with your research. Locating a guide on international commercial arbitration research can be accomplished using Cornell University Law Library's Legal Research Engine.
You should review the date the research guide was last updated. Using a research guides updated in the last year will help ensure you are relying on current information. However, if you are conducting historical research, an older guide may be helpful.
Some of the most popular guides include:
1) Gloria Miccioli, American Society of International Law, International Commercial Arbitration (Updated March 2010).
2) Charlotte Bynum, Cornell University, International Commercial Arbitration (Last modified April 2008)
3) Lyonette Louis-Jacques, International Commercial Arbitration: Resources in Print and Electronic Format, University of Chicago, D'Angelo Law Library (Updated October 2003).
4) Jeanne Rehberg, International Commercial Arbitration, New York University (NYU) Law Library (May 2010).
5) Julienne Grant, International Commercial Arbitration Research, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library (October 2010).
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Sources of International Commercial Arbitration Research
As described in Stacie Strong's International Commercial Arbitration Sources and Strategies* there are eight sources of authority in international commercial arbitration.
1) International Conventions and Treaties
2) National Laws
3) Arbitral Rules
4) Law of the Dispute
5) Arbitral Awards
6) Case Law
7) Treatises and Monographs
8) Legal Articles
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Understanding the context in which the arbitration is occurring assists the advocate in selecting the most persuasive sources.