Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 688
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC* This course provides students with a broad overview of the various legal issues that arise in the context of international business transactions. The course begins with an introduction to the basic nature of international law. Classes are then dedicated to international arbitration, the extraterritorial application of U.S. laws and regulations, anti-bribery laws, export controls, payment methods, and issues in commercial law. The class then turns its focus to specific types of transactions, including direct sales, sales agents, distributorships, licensing of intellectual property, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions of existing foreign firms. Finally, the course examines some basic issues in international trade in the context of the WTO and NAFTA.

  • LAW 553
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This course focuses on the force of international law today, particularly as applied by international tribunals and the courts of the United States and other nations; law of the sea, jurisdiction recognition, breach of U.S. antitrust laws, international agreements, expropriation and compensation. Satisfies the perspective elective requirement.

  • LAW 717
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. In this course students will study and work on issues that international courts are confronting in creating and operating war crimes tribunals. Students will research and write legal memoranda for officers in tribunals such as the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Satisfies upper level writing requirement.

  • LAW 813
    (1 Credit Hour; may be elected twice)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; approval of Journal of Law and Health Editorial Board. Course credit for participation as a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Law and Health. Students may not work on or receive academic credit for participation on the Journal and the Law Review during the same semester. Graded on a pass-fail basis. May be elected twice.

  • LAW 814
    (1 Credit Hour)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; approval of the Journal of Law and Health Editorial Board. Service as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Health for two semesters entitles a student to one Pass/Fail credit in addition to that earned in LAW 813. Journal of Law and Health students may not work on or receive academic credit for participation on the Journal and the Law Review during the same semester.

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