Law 272 - International Trade Law


Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

Richard Steinberg



General Course Description:

This course examines the present legal structure and operation of the world trade system, primarily through analysis of multilateral and regional trade treaties and associated law. Much of the course focuses on the World Trade Organization, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and other agreements concluded in the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations. Since the world system is complemented--and subject to tensions-- by regional systems, the course also studies schemes of regional integration, in particular the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Special attention is given to comparing U.S. obligations under these international instruments to U.S. trade statutes, especially those relating to dumping, subsidies, and unfair trade practices. The course concludes by considering several comparatively new trade issues such as trade and the environment, trade and investment, and trade and competition policy. While this is a lecture course, students may be required to participate in simulations or make a presentation.

This course was previously numbered 270A.

Course Information:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Richard Steinberg 13F 272 LEC 1 TR 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM 3.0 No Yes


Previous Course Offerings:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Richard Steinberg 11F 272 LEC 1 MW 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM 3.0 No No


Categories: Business Law Specialization – JD - General Business Track; Business Law Specialization – LLM - General Business Track; International & Comparative Law - LLM Specialization; Int'l & Comp - International & Business & Trade; Substantial Analytical Writing Requirement;