International Trade Law II (LAW-969-001)
Martin Molinuevo, Michael Jacobson
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Professors Martin Molinuevo - Michael Jacobson Course coverage The course explores a broad set of topical issues in international trade law that go beyond traditional disciplines in merchandise trade. The goal of the course is to give students interested in international trade and investment law a comprehensive introduction to the current agenda in multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations. The course covers current topics on international trade governance beyond rules governing the liberalization of trade in goods; in particular, it covers issues including: (1) developments in regional and bilateral agreements; (2) regulation of trade in services; (3) trends in investment disciplines; (4) e-commerce; (5) role of State-owned enterprises in trade and investment relations; (6) trade disciplines on domestic regulation; (7) trade in US politics. Each of these discussions will be based on the latest developments in trade negotiations, including under the auspices of the WTO and agreements concluded by the US, EU, and China, as well as trade and investment disputes. The course can be of particular interest to students wishing to expand their knowledge from International Trade Law I and other related courses on international economic law, such as Investment Law and Arbitration. Pre-requisites and recommendations There are no courses required as pre-requisite for this course. Having taken International Trade Law I is recommended. Grading The final grade in this course will be based as follows: (1) 60% on a 20-page final paper (legal opinion or policy note). (2) 20% on class participation. (3) 20% on a 10-min individual presentation of designated topics for debate. Reading 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. Assigned readings are typically 50 to 75 pages per week. Because of the constantly evolving nature of this area of international law, the reading assignments may be amended prior to the next class session with recent news, commentaries, and scholarly articles.
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