Curriculum Guide · Courses
International Business Transactions and Trade Law (formerly International Law II: International Trade and Business Law)
J.D. Course 224 | 4 credit hours
This four-credit survey course studies the major legal issues in international business, trade, and investment activity in both the private and public sectors. The principal areas of coverage are: (1) the movement of goods, including private techniques of contract and financing; (2) import tariffs and customs issues as well as controls over exports; (3) national and international rules for dealing with injury from increasing imports; (4) international and regional arrangements, including the World Trade Organization, European Union, and the North American Free Trade Agreement; (5) problems of international investment and the transfer and protection of intellectual property; (6) emergency powers and economic sanctions, including financial sanctions; (7) the IMF, currency exchange rates, and private currency exchange arrangements; and (8) formal dispute resolution in trade and investment, including international arbitration and the dispute settlement mechanism of the World Trade Organization.
Strongly recommended: International Law I: Introduction to International Law or a basic course in introductory international law.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and International Trade with Professors Hillman and Horlick or International Business Transactions with Professor Hillman or International Economic Law.