Spring 2012 Course Schedule

Intl Trade Policy Issues: Theory & Practice (LAW-817-002)
Vito, Lima-Campos

Meets: 06:30 PM - 09:10 PM (M) - Room 500

Enrolled: 12 / Limit: 20

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The syllabus posted here contains the topics to be discussed in each class. The list of materials students should read before each class will be updated by December 20th 2011, please check again for updated list. All reading materials for this course will be posted online in MyWCL and can be downloaded at no charge. If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact Professor Vito at avito@wcl.american.edu


This course considers international trade law as an instrument for economic development. The focus is primarily on trade problems and policy in the United States, comparing it with trade law and policy in other countries. This course offers an examination of the trade policies of major players, a discussion of trade policy instruments and their impacts on international trade law and negotiations. Students will develop an analytical view of the U.S. trade policy system in comparison with systems of the European Union, India, Brazil, China and other developing countries. Taught by a foreign government official and a foreign attorney, this course offers the unique opportunity for students to learn about complex international trade issues from the perspective of foreign governments and practitioners. This course is recommended for students who want to develop a critical view of international trade negotiations and understand the motivations behind the policies and actions of governments regarding international trade issues.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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** All reading materials for this course will be posted online and can be downloaded at no charge. Readings are listed in the syllabus, posted below (check for updated list of readings in December 2011). Students should read all materials assigned and be prepared for discussion in class.

First Class Readings

Please see syllabus posted below. There are two articles assigned as readings for the first class. Students can access those materials through their student page (MyWCL). If you are not able to access the assigned chapters, please email Professor Adriana Vito at avito@wcl.american.edu


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