Law and the International Economy

Law and the International Economy

Professor Mark Wu
Spring 2018 course
Th, F 9:30am - 11:30am in Pound Hall Room 102
4 classroom credits

Note:This course is one of the 1L required international or comparative courses and is only available to first-year and LLM students.

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: One Day Take-Home

This course is designed to introduce first-year students to the architecture of the international economic law system. Its emphasis is on elements of international law that affect cross-border economic transactions and deals. The first part of the course examines the nature and sources of international law. The course then shifts to provide an overview of international commercial litigation, the trade and investment regimes, and emergent areas such as international regulation of corruption and corporate social responsibility.

The course will introduce students to the various types of law that affect cross-border transactions (bilateral and multilateral treaties, customary international law, domestic law, foreign law, and hard/soft law) as well as the various dispute resolution mechanisms available to resolve cross-border disputes (including domestic courts, international courts, international commercial arbitration, and investor-state disputes).

Scheduling Note: The first class meeting is scheduled for February 1, 2018, starting at 8:30am. Throughout the term, several classes will need to be cancelled and most class sessions will be beginning at 8:30am. Prof. Wu will provide further details.