International Criminal Law (Power) (1 credit)
This course covers jurisdiction over international crimes, American crimes that involve foreign nations, international law and American law rights of persons charged with international offenses, and an introduction to International Criminal Court.
EU Single Market and Regional Trade Issuses (Allie) (1 credit)
This course will look at trade barriers and hurdles experienced with regard to international commerce.
Introduction to International Investment Law (Ziegler)
An introduction to the legal concepts underlying international investment. The course looks at the different types of investment (Greenfield, M &A, etc.), the treatment of investors and specific rules regarding expropriation as well as the dispute settlement available to foreign investors (in particular investment arbitration. It looks also at the work of specific IOs in this field, like UNCTAD and the World Bank. It studies case law from various environments including NAFTA and ICSID. (1 credit)
Trading In and With Europe (Hahn)
The purpose of this course will be to provide students with an understanding and knowledge of the law and policies of the European Union regarding its internal market and its trade relations with states outside the EU ("third states" in EU parlance). Accordingly, the course will examine the pertinent procedural and substantive law of the European Union. The course will compare the EU legal regime with legal concepts known to US students, such as the US constitution's commerce clause and NAFTA. The interaction of the different layers of international trade governance, but also the technique of using "technical" trade regulations to advance the pursuit of non-trade interests will be explored. Students will be invited to analyze critically the status quo with a particular emphasis on intended and unintended consequences of the regional integration pursued by EU law on other policy objectives, such as sovereignty and democracy. (1 credit)
International Litigation and Arbitration
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International business transactions, in particular commercial contract, often give rise to complicated disputes with transnational implications. This course will analyze the most common methods of dispute resolution, i.e., litigation before state courts and international arbitration, and explore some of the complex legal issues they involve. In particular, we will focus on the following major areas: (1) determining jurisdiction of state courts; (2) validity and effects of choice of court and arbitration agreements; (3) avoidance of parallel proceedings (lis pendens and related actions, forum non conveniens, anti-suit injunctions, etc.); (4) recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions; (5) determining the law applicable to the merits of the dispute. A comparative approach will be used, with particular emphasis on U.S. and European Union law and on court decisions.
One credit course TBA
The 2014 Lausanne-Venice Options document will be available in the near future to help plan your course schedule.