International Trade Law

International Trade Law

International Trade Law

This course examines the process and substance of international trade law, focusing primarily on the law of the World Trade Organization and secondarily on the law of regional trade organizations and the foreign trade law of the United States. The course begins with an overview of issues relating to the concept of free trade, the institutionalization of international trade, the relationship between U.S. and international trade law, and WTO dispute settlement. Next, the legal principles and rules of international trade will be covered. Throughout the course, students will refer to economic and political debates and use analytical methods in these disciplines to augment understanding of international trade law. A major objective of the course is to learn how to engage international trade law in a variety of different practice-oriented settings. Towards that end, this course feature case studies and case-based advocacy.

This upper-level substantive course introduces the process and substance of international trade law and incorporates case studies and case-based advocacy into the instruction.

Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment; Corporate Transactions and Governance; International Business; Labor and Employment (Corporate Perspective)

2 Credits


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