International Business Transactions (LAW-661-001)
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International Business Transactions (the upper level IBT course, not the 1L elective) addresses the four basic forms of cross border business transactions - transactions in goods, services, transfer and licensing of business methods and technology, and foreign direct investment. The course focuses on the business motivations, concerns, and negotiating issues in examples of these basic transactional forms, as memorialized in the deal contracts. The course is about one third understanding the business concerns underlying the transactions; one third understanding the language of the contracts memorializing the transactions; and one third dealing with legal issues of cross border dispute resolution. The course deals with cross border private business deals - it does not take up international trade law or public financial, securities, or currency market transactions. The course is an introductory survey course and has no prerequisites, although Business Associations or its non-US law school equivalent is helpful background.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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International Business Transactions, 3rd Edition (2015),
Daniel Chow, Thomas Schoenbaum,
Casebook, 864 pages, 3rd Edition (Jan 12, 2015),
Document Supplement for International Business Transactions Casebook, 3rd Edition of Supplement (January 2015), Supplement, paperback, 312 pages, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business; 3rd edition (January 20, 2015), ISBN-10: 1454859989, ISBN-13: 978-1454859987
Principles of International Business Transactions (4th Edition, 2017), Concise Hornbook Series, 4th Edition (2017), Ralph Folsom, Michael Gordon, Michael Van Alstine, Michael Ramsey, Paperback, 919 pages, West Academic Publishing (January 20, 2017), ISBN-10: 163459939X, ISBN-13: 978-1634599399
First Class Readings
Readings for Add-Drop Week, Week 1, Wednesday class session, and Week 2, Monday and Wednesday class sessions, will be posted as pdfs to the class Mywcl page, under Course Documents, folder “Weeks 1 and 2 Readings.”
If you are considering whether to stay in or drop the course, you do not have to buy books for the first 2 weeks of class; all reading assignments will be on Mywcl. You will need the books no later than Week 3, however, so if you know you are staying in the course, please obtain the books as quickly as possible.
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