Curriculum Guide · Courses
International Business Transactions
LL.M Course 876 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
An introductory survey course examining transactional, litigation and regulatory issues faced by international businesses. The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the broad scope of issues affecting international business prior to the students choosing other courses for further specialization and to introduce students to analytical tools used by lawyers who advise on matters related to international business. The course is divided into two parts. The first part of the course deals with commercial law, and focuses on the documentary sale transaction that supports the international sale of goods (including bills of lading and letters of credit). The second part of the course deals with investment law in the cross-border context, and focuses on legal and practical issues involved in international investments. We will focus on equity, debt, guarantee and structured finance transactions, as well as certain dispute resolution issues involved in structuring cross border deals, including questions of choice of law, choice of forum, enforcement of judgments, and international arbitration. We will also discuss state responsibility and investment and political risk insurance.
Recommended: International Law I: Introduction to International Law (or the equivalent International Law I).
Students may not receive credit for both this course and International Business Transactions and Dispute Resolution or the J.D. course, International Business Transactions.