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Comparative Corporate Law (Justice Randy Holland) (1 credit)
Today's global economy has resulted in a proliferation of multi-national corporations. Frequently, the parent corporation is governed by the law of one country and one or more subsidiaries are governed by the laws of other countries. This course will make a comparative assessment of the advantages and disadvantages to incorporating in a particular country. It will focus on corporations considering mergers, acquisitions, or joint ventures with corporations outside of their own jurisdiction and on the reasons why a corporation may decide to form a subsidiary under the law of another jurisdiction. For those comparative purposes, the law of Delaware will be used as the United States model.
(Schedule: Schedule: 6/22 to 6/26 9:00 – 11:20 a.m.)

Tort Law in Global Perspective (Christopher Robinette) (1 credit)
This course will focus on the ways major tort issues are handled in different countries (with emphasis on the United States and Europe). The first class will focus on the basic tort systems in various countries, including a discussion of common and civil law. Subsequent classes will cover substantive tort areas on a comparative basis: verbal insults, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, privacy, defamation, and governmental liability. Several international topics would be covered, including the Alien Tort Statue, Torture Victim Protection Act, and the Warsaw Convention.
(Schedule: 6/22 to 6/26 11:40 - 1:00 p.m.)
(Schedule: 6/29 to 7/3 9:00 - 10:20 a.m.)

European Union Law (Professor Massimiliano Granieri-Italian Faculty) (1 credit)
This course will deal with the sources of EU law and, in particular, with regulations, directives, recommendations and other acts of the European institutions. It will also focus on the role of the European Court of Justice as the highest authority in the judicature system of the EU law and its function in shaping the EU law. Finally, the Four Freedoms of the EU will be discussed as well as their evolution in the opinions of the EU Court of Justice.
(Schedule: 6/29 to 7/3 - 10:40 am – 1:00 pm)