Curriculum Guide · Courses
Cultural, Ethical, Strategic, Negotiation and Other Aspects of International Business Agreements
Professors R. Bramson and J. Bramson
LL.M Seminar 2046 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
Law school addresses primarily the substantive law considerations of business transactions. However, to be fully equipped to participate in international matters, one must have an awareness of the non-substantive considerations, such as culture, ethics, the role of the lawyer, the role of the contract and many more, which are much more complex (and varied) in international than in domestic transactions. By way of lectures, guest lecturers, panel discussions, mock negotiations and review and drafting of documents, the course will consider the social, ethical, cultural and business aspects of negotiation of international agreements and the effect of varying national and regional cultural values, customs and practices. A very brief introduction to Intellectual Property, Licensing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sales and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act will be provided, to contextualize the subject matter of the course. This course will be graded based on a paper submitted at the end of the course.
Prerequisites – There are no prerequisites. However, it will be useful to have taken courses in Intellectual Property and/or Mergers & Acquisitions.