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Courses|College of Law

International Business Transactions

Call Number: 13367
Course Number: 6765-01
Professor: Matthew J. Wilson
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Fall
Required: No
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: This course will provide a general overview of international business transactions involving private entities engaged in global commerce. It will examine the legal framework associated with the planning, implementation, and enforcement of international agreements concerning the sale of goods, trade of services, and transfer of technology. Students will look at dispute resolution in the context of international transactions. The course will also explore foreign direct investment transactions and international franchise and distribution agreements. In addition to traditional methods of study, this course will also likely have a practical component involving contract drafting and international negotiations with students at Kyung Hee University School of Law in South Korea. Additionally, students will be exposed to the impact of relevant international organizations and emerging substantive international commercial law (e.g. the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, World Trade Organization Agreements and regional trade areas) as well as the social obligations of multinational enterprises.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: 3 credit elective examination course.
Written Assignments: TBD. Course may include negotiation/contract drafting assignment.
Type of Exam: Anonymous final exam
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Class participation and final examination intended to measure a student's knowledge, understanding of substantive law, analytical ability, and competence to write intelligently, competently, and persuasively. Contract drafting assignment and mock negotiations may be included and graded as well.
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