International Business Transactions
Course Number: 6765
Professor: Emily S. Bremer
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None
Course Overview: This course is intended to prepare students to represent clients in business transactions that occur across international borders. It will consider the sources of international business law, the interaction between applicable international and domestic laws, and the choice of law issues that arise in international business disputes. The course follows a sequence of increasingly complex transactions, from the sale of goods across borders, to sales through distributors and licensing, to foreign direct investment. Topics will include the formation of basic commercial transactions, financing the sale of goods, transport of goods, agency and distributorships, licensing of intellectual property, establishment and operation of foreign investment, corruption, and dispute resolution. The relationship between law and culture will also be considered.
Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: The required textbook contains cases and problems that are included in the assigned reading. Lectures will cover the topics included in the assigned readings and students will be expected to be prepared to discuss cases and problems assigned in the readings. Students will also be expected to prepare answers to assigned problems and be prepared to present their answers to the problems when called upon.
Written Assignments: Short written responses to problems provided in the textbook will be required on a few occasions throughout the semester.
Type of Exam: One final exam.
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Ten percent (10%) of each student's grade in the course will depend on class participation, forty percent (40%) will depend on written assignments, and fifty percent (50%) will depend on the final exam.