Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Trade, Technology, & National Security (LAW-795TT-001)
John Cobau

Meets: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM (W)

Enrolled: 22 / Limit: 22

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The course will provide students with an introduction to the intersection between U.S. international trade law and national security, with an emphasis on the technology sector. The course will cover national security restrictions on investment, data flows, and trade in goods and services, and discuss both U.S. and international perspectives on these issues, focusing on current issues facing companies and governments.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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In order to focus on the substantial discussion of the topics and spur discussion in class, students are assigned background reading material to be completed before each class. The volume of reading will depend on the topic for the class, with more material in earlier classes. Based on the progress of the class, readings may be adjusted as the term progresses, so students are discouraged from reading ahead. Changes will be reflected in the on-line syllabus.

First Class Readings

Jackson, the World Trading System, Sections 1.2 and 1.3

Jackson, World Trade and the Law of GATT, Sections 2.1 and 2.2

Jackson, Legal Problems of International Economic Relations, Fifth Edition, Sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

Video: How to Enrich a Country: Free Trade or Protectionism?

Alan O. Sykes Comparative Advantage and the Normative Economics of International Trade Policy, 1 J Int’l Econ. L. 49 68-70 (1998)


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