Spring 2014 Course Schedule

Intl Trd Pol Theory&Practice (LAW-817-002)
McKinney, Lima-Campos

Meets: 06:30 PM - 09:10 PM (M) - Room 504

Enrolled: 14 / Limit: 14

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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 U.S. attorney-lobbyist, this course offers the unique opportunity for students to learn about complex international trade issues from the perspective of foreign governments and practitioners. The 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. There are no strict prerequisites for the course, though some prior exposure to international trade courses may serve the student well.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The readings for this course are listed in the syllabus and, where not freely available for download via the web links provided, will be posted on the MyWCL course page. No required reading materials need be purchased.

First Class Readings

Class 1: August 26, 2013 Course introduction (includes class structure and grading methodology). Introduction to trade policy systems. Reading: 1. Marcos Sawaya Jank & Simão Davi Silber, Comparative Trade Policies, Editora Singular (2007). Note: this book is not available for sale in the United States. Selected chapters used in this course are posted on MyWCL and available for free download. For class 1 read pp. 11-70. 2. Trebilcock, Michael J. and Howse, Robert, Regulation of International Trade, Routledge (2005). For class 1 read pp. 1-38.


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