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Internatl & Comp Law (INTER)

INTER 950 International Air and Space Law (2) This course will examine with an international perspective the legal status of national air space and outer space and the legal problems surrounding man's activities in these environments. The law governing international and domestic air transport will be surveyed, and the course will conclude with a look at law on the "high frontier."
Effective: Spring 2007

INTER 951 Introduction to Transnational Law and Legal Issues (3) This course will introduce the student to the nature of transnational law and to issues that lawyers will confront when legal isues transcend national borders. The course commences with an examination of the legal complexities of interactions (including economic transcations, civil litigation, and movement of people) in which national law, international law and private law may all simultaneously play a part. It examines the way in which private law, national law and international play a role in a number of different sorts of transactions, from simple organizations in regulating private behavior on a global basis.
Effective: Summer 2011

INTER 952 Law of the Sea (2) Address all central aspects of the law of the sea as a branch of public international law.
Effective: Summer 2007

INTER 953 Law of Treaties (2) Treaties are the foundation of public and private international law and national foreign affairs law. This course examines: historical development of law of treaties; concept of treaty; treaty as source of international and national law; stages of concluding treaty; reservations; accession to treaties, functions of depositary; publication of treaties; breach of treaty obligations; invalidity, termination, and suspension of treaties; denunciation and other withdrawal from treaties; treaties and jus cogens; treaties and customary rules of international law; treaties and third States; treaties and municipal law; interpretation of treaties; languages and authentic texts of treaties.
Effective: Summer 2011

INTER 954 Foreign Investment in Russia and the CIS (2) Addresses principal aspects of the legal framework for foreign investment in Russia and other CIS countries.
Effective: Summer 2007

INTER 958 Comparative Constitutional & Public Law (3) The principal objective of this course is to provide students with a greater understanding of how each nation's body of constitutional law is shaped by history, institutions, and current values.
Effective: Fall 2016

INTER 959 Russian Law (2) This 2-credit course is concerned with the development of the law, legal system, and legal institutions of what is popularly known as Russia but also correctly and officially known as the Russian Federation within the boundaries presently occupied and, historically, within the boundaries of the Russian Empire. By "law" we mean formal legislation, customary rules, relevant international legal rules, legal doctrine, and anything else regarded by the Russian State or by Russian jurists as comprising part of the "law." For our purposes "legal institutions" encompassess all law enforcement agencies or any other agencies of the State or empowered by the state which are concerned with the law in any manner whatsoever, including educational institutions.
Effective: Summer 2011

INTER 961 Asylum and Refugee Law (3) This class surveys the laws of political asylum and related protection for those fleeing danger in their home countries. It examines asylum and refugee law and policy in the United States, and sets forth the legal grounds for barring someone from asylum. It also explores the politics driving immigration policy, including asylum and refugee policy, and the federal agencies that implement those policies.
Effective: Summer 2011

INTER 965 Immigration Law (3) This course is intended to provide students with a general knowledge of immigration law, including such critical subjects as the constitutional powers of the federal government over immigration matters, admission and exclusion, entry, deportation, and political asylum.
Effective: Summer 1999

INTER 966 International Litigation and Arbitration (3) This course is intended to acquaint students with the impact of globalization upon the process of litigation. It focuses upon the adjudicatory resolution of disputes created by international contracts and global business transactions through the standard legal trial process and arbitration. Various basic topics are treated, including (1) the certification and training of international lawyers; (2) the liability exposure of multinational enterprises; (3) the State as an actor in global commerce; (4) problems of comparative jurisdiction, service of process and evidence-gathering, proof of foreign law, and the enforcement of foreign judgements; (5) the extraterritorial application of national law; and (6) attempts to establish a transborder law and legal process. The course also provides a thorough introduction to international arbitration and investor- state arbitration.
Effective: Fall 2011

INTER 968 Comparative Antitrust Law (3) This course focuses on the antitrust law of the European Union and selected other jurisdictions. It will cover international mergers, monopolies, price fixing cartels, distribution restraints, and related topics. The course examines principles of comity and cooperation among international enforcers investigating cases with a multi-national impact. We also review the antitrust laws of other selected jurisdictions, focusing on proposed and recently enacted competition laws including those of selected new entrants to the European Union and China, and on laws of other jurisdictions with an important impact on U.S. firms such as Japan. Finally, the course will consider issues such as advising multi-mational clients, obtaining discovery internationally, and litigating complex cases.
Effective: Summer 2011

INTER 969 International Organizations (2) International organizations play an influential role in the world today. Just a few of the fields they address are peacemaking and peacekeeping, labor relations, food production and distribution, education, health, economic development, monetary affairs, international trade, civil aviation, tele- communications, protection of intellectual property and nuclear energy. This course will examine lawmaking and regulation by international organizations, the regulatory impact of governance by these organizations, issues of legal personality, membership, participation, rights of members and termination of membership, as well as enforcement and dispute settlement. Focus will be on the United Nations and its specialized agencies, including the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, UNESCO and the Inter- national Labor Organization.
Effective: Summer 2002

INTER 971 International Law (3) This course introduces students to key concepts and doctrines of international law. It examines the sources of international law such as custom and treaty, the bases of international jurisdiction, issues of statehood, recognition and succession, nationality, international agreements, and United States participation in the international legal system. The course provides students with the basics needed for both public and private international law practice.
Effective: Spring 2011

INTER 973 Comparative Corporate Law (2) This course attempts a comparative analysis of American and European approaches to the regulation of business enterprises operating in corporate form. The goal is to provide the student with a basic understanding of the fundamental, and perhaps fundamentally different, approaches taken by governments in the United States and in the European communities to the regulation of the corporation. The course materials concentrate on the formal sources of law and thereafter highlight some ways in which the difference in approach is manifested in actual regulation.
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: CCLAW 963  

INTER 974 Civil Law From Empire to Union (3) The most important issue of Civil Law today is its Worldview and its perspectives on Citizenship as well as on International Justice. In other words, particularities of the Civil Law sustain a worldview that stems from Roman Law-traditions and parctices of the Roman Empire. These pertain to more recent legal developments taking place in a unifying Europe. The profiles of the major functionaries in today's Civil Law domain: judges, attorneys, EU civil servants and administrators mirror such traditions. This course is not restricted to a traditional comparative perspective. Means are provided for a correct and effective transnational communication between legal professionals. To study Civil Law and EU Law implies an approach, understanding and management of the electronic means to communicate with its citizens, institutions and courts. The EU website is an outstanding instrument to understand the structures within lawyers must operate.
Effective: Summer 2011

INTER 975 History of the Western Legal Tradition (3) This course will provide an overview of Western legal systems in ancient, medieval, early modern and modern times.
Effective: Summer 2010

INTER 976 Maritime Law (3) Initial consideration of peculiarly American Admiralty jurisdiction and practice, after which a survey of substantive rules of the general maritime law respected by shipping and trading nations is essayed. Carriage of goods by water (including bills of lading, charter parties, and general average), collisions, salvage, and seafarers' personal injuries are treated as discrete subjects with warranties of seaworthiness, applicability of multilateral treaties, harmonizing effects of worldwide London insurance markets, and modern English precedent being recurring themes.
Effective: Spring 2002

INTER 977 Transnational Law (3) This course will introduce the student to transnational law, defined as the law of non-state governance systems, that have emerged in the context of globalization.
Effective: Spring 2014

INTER 978 Dynamics of International Economic Order: Law, Politics, and Power Law (3) Dynamics of International Economic Order examines the cross-cutting relationship between political power and global governance. To this end, the course considers three inter-related sets of issues: first, how nation-states define international economic order through the creation of legal frameworks and rules-based regimes for cross-border trade, investment, and monetary relations; second, how shifts in the international distribution of economic and political power impact these frameworks and regimes; and third, how great powers-in the contemporary context more specifically, the United States (the emblematic established power) and China (the paradigmatic rising power)--approach global economic governance as part of their grand strategies to advance their interests and enhance their international position.
Effective: Fall 2014

INTER 979 Energy, International Security, and the Global Economy (3) This course explores the economic, political, and strategic implications of ongoing trends and structural shifts in global energy markets. It focuses especially on international markets for crude oil and natural gas; attention is also devoted to nuclear energy, the international nuclear industry, and nonproliferation challenges.
Effective: Fall 2014

INTER 981 International Environmental Negotiations (3) Major international environmental negotiation issues with considerable controversy, undertainty, and/or immediacy will be examined in classroom with experiential learning situations.
Effective: Fall 2014

INTER 984 International Commercial Arbitration (3) This course will consider the law, procedures, and practice of international arbitration, and the substantive rules that govern international commerical sales of goods under the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and related international instruments.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: faculty approval required  

INTER 985 Introduction to Research Design (3) This class provides a general introduction to empirical research methods appropriate for international affairs specialists and lawyers. The approach is hands-on, with a focus on learning practical skills for evaluating real-world events.
Effective: Spring 2014

INTER 986 International Commercial Arbitration II (2) Students in this course will be required to participate fully in International Commercial Arbitration (INTER 984). In preparation for the spring semester Vis Moot Court Team competition, students will participate in the competition, and submission of, two team briefs (50 pages each).
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: INTER 984 and faculty approval  

INTER 997 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Summer 2006

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