Curriculum Guide · Courses
International Business Transactions and Trade Law (formerly International Law II: International Trade and Business Law)
Professor Jennifer Hillman
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.