International & Comparative Law - International Business and Trade Law

Students interest in International Business and Trade Law need to learn the present legal structure and operation of the world trade system, which is primarily handled through multilateral and regional trade treaties and associated law and the regional systems that are in effect, including the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Students also need to master U.S. obligations under these international instruments to U.S. trade statutes, especially those relating to dumping, subsidies, and unfair trade practices. In addition, students need to understand the legal framework of private international business transactions, including: the international sale of goods; bills of lading; letters of credit; government regulation of imports and exports; technology transfer and intellectual property protection; and forms and regulation of foreign direct investment.

E. Zolt

This class explores current important issues related to taxation in a global economy. The goal is to provide an understanding of these issues, their relationship to the US and some non-US tax...

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K. Eichensehr

This course examines legal and policy challenges stemming from rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats. Cyber insecurities affect many types of actors—for example, individuals who suffer...

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K. Abou El Fadl A. Bâli K. Raustiala

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and problems of public international law and the international legal system. The course will deal with a broad range of topics including the...

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R. Steinberg

In 2019-20, given recent developments, we will begin by analyzing some aspects of public international economic law, which are suggestive of changes in law governing international business...

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R. Steinberg

This course examines the most important legal frameworks governing international trade relations between states. Focusing on the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the North American Free...

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N. Netanel

With a growing global market, the spread of the Internet, and continuing disparity between developed and developing countries, intellectual property assumes a major role in cross-border litigation,...

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N. Netanel

Given global markets and the ease at which patented inventions, trademark-protected goodwill, and copyright-protected works cross borders, intellectual property infringement litigation increasingly...

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E. Parson

This course examines how society manages-–or fails to manage-–environmental issues that fall beyond the authority or capability of one national government. Class sessions will be divided roughly...

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K. Eichensehr

This course examines the law governing the conduct of U.S. foreign relations. The Constitution sets out the basic framework for foreign relations law, but it leaves much unsaid and at least as much...

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K. Raustiala R. Steinberg

This course is intended for those interested in sophisticated international legal argumentation or those interested in scholarly debates over international law. The seminar will explore competing...

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A. Wang

Over the last 35 years, China has embarked on an unprecedented effort to build a legal system and a cadre of lawyers, judges, and law professors essentially from scratch. The progress of that effort...

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L. LoPucki

In an increasingly globalized world, corporate law is becoming international. Companies operate across borders, and lawyers are expected to understand foreign systems. This seminar provides both an...

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J. Dasteel

International commercial arbitration is the single most important means to resolve cross-border commercial disputes in international commerce. In this course, students learn the advocacy skills and...

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P. Reich

This course will introduce students to the study and practice of law in the U.S.-Mexico border region across a variety of topics. As the border has generated a wide array of controversies, the...

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