Law 271 - International Business Transactions

Richard H. Steinberg

Richard H. Steinberg

Professor of Law
Professor of Political Science
B.A. Yale, 1982
J.D. Stanford, 1986
Ph.D. Stanford, 1992
UCLA Law faculty since 1996
Course Description:

This course examines 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. These topics are considered generally and in specific comparative context across countries (including industrialized countries, non-market and transitional economies, and developing countries) and across types of transaction subject matter (e.g. technology transfer, sale of goods). In addition to taking the final examination, each student will be assigned to a small group that will be responsible for considering and answering questions about a narrowly defined international business law problem. In 2018-19, given recent developments, we will also focus on some aspects of public international economic law, which are suggestive of changes in law governing international business transactions. 

Course Learning Outcomes:

This course will familiarize students with public international trade law, the international sale of goods, international technology transfer, and foreign direct investment.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Richard Steinberg 18F 271 LEC 1 T 3:20 PM - 6:20 PM 3.0 No No
  Early drop deadline is 5:00 p.m. on 8/28/2018.
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2018 LEC 1
Folsom, Gordon, Van Alstine and Ramsey International Business Transactions: A Problem Oriented Coursebook  12th ed.  
ISBN: 9781634592673. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $241.00
Barton et al. The Evolution of the Trade Regime: Politics, Law, and Economics of the GATT and the WTO    
ISBN: 9780691136165. Princeton University Press. OPTIONAL $35.00