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International and Comparative Law

Advanced Legal Research: International

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Course Description: A practical, hands-on course which surveys print and electronic information sources available in foreign and international law. This course focuses on developing …


Climate Change Law and Policy

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Course Description: This course will explore the social, legal, political, and scientific challenges involved in addressing and responding to climate change by considering underlying …


Comparative Dispute Resolution

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This course will examine methods of dispute resolution used in other countries and compare them to those employed in the United States. We will …


Conflict of Laws

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Course Description: The course in conflict of laws explores how courts handle such cases in a variety of contexts. Topics include choice of law …


Disaster Law Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar explores the emerging field of disaster law, focusing on disaster prevention, emergency response, compensation & insurance, environmental protection, human rights, …


Doing Business in China

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This seminar will examine how multinational companies (MNCs) do business on the ground in China. The course will examine how MNCs set up a …


Drafting and Negotiating International Petroleum Agreements

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Course Description: An overview of the international oil and gas industry and its major types of agreements. Showing how oil and gas deals are …


European Union Law

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Course Description: The purpose of the course is to provide in-depth knowledge of the constitutional aspects of the European Union. The course also provides …


Foreign Relations Law

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Course Description: This course will examine the constitutional, statutory, and international law basis for the conduct of foreign relations and foreign policy by the …


Human Rights Law

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Course Description: This course covers the protection of human rights in international law. Topics include: (1) the feasibility of requiring nation states to comply …


International Business Arbitration

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Course Description: The course examines the international arbitration process and the legal framework of private contract, national law, and international treaties in which it …


International Business Transactions

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Course Description: This course introduces students to the classic procedures for resolving international disputes. We will look at negotiation, mediation, fact-finding, conciliation, arbitration and …


International Criminal Law Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar covers international law as it affects the prosecution of crime. Specific topics include international extradition of suspects (and other forms …


International Dispute Resolution

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Course Description: This course surveys the dispute settlement mechanisms available for resolving disputes between nation states. It is organized around the classic categories of …


International Environmental Law

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Course Description: This course provides a general introduction to international environmental law and policy. We will begin by analyzing the history and development of international …


International Intellectual Property Seminar

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This course will examine issues related to the international protection of intellectual property. The course will survey various agreements and treaties for copyright, patent …


International Joint Ventures

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This course provides an introduction to the issues associated with international joint ventures. Drawing primarily on case studies involving entertainment companies, topics include, among …


International Law

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Course Description: This course will include a survey of public international law (Law of Nations). Topics include the law of treaties, human rights protection, …


International Mergers and Acquisitions

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Course Description: Using a variety of case studies, this course explores issues associated with cross-border transactions involving both public and private corporations. Topics of …


International Tax Law

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Course Description: This course examines how the United States tax system deals with globalization. The course considers jurisdictional and sovereignty issues, multiple taxation and …


International Trade

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Course Description: This course will provide background on the dynamics and the legal framework governing and impacting international trade. We will examine key trading …


Jus Ad Bellum: Waging War in International Law

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Course Description: Jus ad bellum is the sub-field of international law that governs the decision to wage war. It determines the situations in which …


Law and Development

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This course examines debates regarding the role of the legal order to tackle the economic, social, and political challenges of developing countries. Whereas in …


Law of Africa Seminar

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Course Description: This course focuses on Africa, both the domestic law of the various countries of Africa, and international-legal issues relating to Africa.


Law of War

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Course Description: The course explores the lawfulness of the initiation of hostilities by nations, including justifications open to individual states and collective measures undertaken …


Middle East Conflict Seminar

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Course Description: Seminar participants will be asked to write a single research paper on a topic relating to the Israeli-Palestinian territorial conflict, and to …


National Security Law and Process

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Course Description: This course explores the legal, process, policy, political, and personality aspects of national security efforts, as conducted by lawyers and policymakers; horizontal federal …


The China Connection

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Course Description: This “capstone” course centers on problem solving and the skills and professional judgment required in transactional work. The course will emphasize application …


Transitional Justice Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar will explore the diverse range of transitional justice mechanisms in post-conflict societies and compare and analyze them in view of various …


War Crimes Law Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar explores the lack of “rule of law” and its role in the conflicts in the Balkans, focusing on the history …


What’s International Law For? Purposes and Values of the International Legal Order Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar examines the overarching policy purposes animating and guiding the international legal order. Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? Yes Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None