Intl Sales (LAW-973-001)
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This course covers many facets of the international commercial sales of goods. It is meant to be realistic and practical, and for that reason it includes comparative law as well as international law. The focus of the course is the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna 1980), generally known as the CISG, with comparisons to domestic systems in both the common law (especially Uniform Commercial Code Article 2) and the civil law (most notably in the French and German systems). The class also covers the payment and credit terms typical in such sales, with particular attention to the laws and practices relating to letters of credit. In addition, the course addresses transportation of the goods and the risk of loss. The course emphasizes not only the different rules of domestic and international law but also the varying legal cultures, attitudes, and perspectives of the lawyers and businesses who participate in these transactions, as well as the commercial realities of doing business in multiple countries.
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INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS IN GOODS- GLOBAL SALES IN COMPARATIVE CONTEXT: Martin Davies and David V. Snyder 1st Ed. 2014-Required
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