Curriculum Guide · Courses
International Trade Law & Regulation
Professor Timothy Brightbill
LL.M Seminar 966 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
Examines the trade policy of the United States, the domestic laws and regulations affecting international trade, and the relationship of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 and other international agreements to U.S. law and practice. Considers, in detail, the U.S. anti-dumping, countervailing duty, escape clause (Section 201) laws and regulations and the World Trade Organization agreements that establish multinational standards applicable to the use of those remedies. Examines the statutory remedies, particularly Section 301, that are available to address foreign restrictions on U.S. exports of goods, capital, services, and intellectual property. Evaluates the role of Congress in setting trade policy and overseeing administration of the trade laws. Analyzes the WTO procedures for trade dispute resolution. Considers bilateral trade agreements, including the North America Free Trade Agreement. Reviews the regulation of exports and international financial transactions as a means of achieving economic, diplomatic, and strategic domestic policy objectives.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and the J.D. course, International Trade.
The 3-credit section of this course meets the "Category 1" requirement for the WTO certificate program. This 3-credit section of this course requires a paper. J.D. Students must register for the 3 credit section of the course if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the J.D. Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement. The paper requirements of the 2 credit section will not fulfill the J.D. Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement.