Course Descriptions

Summer 2013 LLM in International Law Class Descriptions

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International Business Transactions-London (John Matheson)
LWYL539

3 credit(s)
Concentration(s): LLM in International Law (LLMI)

We study the important legal aspects of private transactions that involve parties, goods, services or capital crossing national borders, which are today encountered even in modestly-sized businesses that are largely local. The course starts with an introduction to the conduct of business in the international community, including the actors involved and the general forms of international business. We will then study three primary methods of doing business internationally: (1) International Trading of Goods, including sales agreements and letters of credit; (2) Transfers of Technology, primarily involving licensing and franchising of intellectual property; and (3) Direct Investment in Foreign Countries, including the choice of business form, operational issues and termination of foreign investments. The course then addresses selected issues that arise in the resolution of international business disputes, including choice of law and forum, jurisdiction and enforcement of foreign judgments. The final exam will be held on 8/2/2013. (Program dates: July 1-August 3, 2013)

Note: Class meets M,T,W,TH & F - 9:00-10:35am

International Contracts-Barcelona (Michael B. Kelly)
LWYB541

2 credit(s)
Concentration(s): LLM in International Law (LLMI)

This course examines the legal aspects of contracts for the international sale of goods. Topics may include contract formation; choice of forum and choice of law; warranties; risk of loss; excuse; letters of credit; and the settlement of international business disputes, including the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Emphasis will be placed on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The final exam will be held on 6/20/13. (Program dates: May 27-June 21, 2013)

Note: Class meets M,T,W,TH & F - 11:10 - 12:40pm

International Negotiations-Florence (Allen C. Snyder)
LWYF554

2 credit(s)
Requirement: Skills
Concentration(s): LLM in International Law (LLMI)

Skills and theory of both competitive and cooperative international negotiating will be learned through simulation and experience. Final exam: 6/21/13 (Program dates: May 27-June 22, 2013)

Note: Class meets M,T,W,TH & F - 9:00-10:20am

International Sports Law-London (James R. McCurdy)
LWYL556

3 credit(s)
Concentration(s): LLM in International Law (LLMI)

We begin with the law of the Olympics, including trademark and other intellectual property issues. The course examines the workings of the Court for the Arbitration of Sport and the World Anti-Doping Agency and Code. Analysis of the U. S. and EU antitrust/competition laws focuses on broadcasting, player movement in the labor market, and league/federation structure and governance. The global nature of international sports is emphasized in scrutiny of U. S. and world-wide models of sports leagues, including team ownership, relocation, and stadium/arena development. The course explores the law of player agent practice in the flat world context, comparing systems of control as well as actual practice phenomena. The final exam will be held on 8/3/2013. (Program dates: July 1-August 3, 2013)

Note: Class meets M,T,W,TH & F - 10:45-12:20pm

Public International Law-Paris (Barry Carter, David Koplow)
LWYP578

3 credit(s)
Concentration(s): LLM in International Law (LLMI)

This course examine the nature and sources of international law and major developments in the international legal system. We consider such topics as treaties, executive agreements and customary international law; the recognition of states and governments; jurisdiction over disputes with international elements and foreign sovereign immunity; various methods for international dispute resolution, especially courts and international arbitration; the role of international law in the U.S. legal system and the allocation of foreign affairs powers between the President and the Congress; the roles and operations of the United Nations and other international and regional entities, such as the European Union, the World Trade Organization, and NAFTA; how the international system protects (or fails to protect) human rights and the environment; and the use of force against other countries, rebellions or terrorist groups. The final exam will be held on 8/3/2013. (Program dates: July 1-August 3, 2013)
Note: Class meets M,T,W,TH & F - 10:45-12:20pm

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