International Trade Law II (LAW-969-001)
Martin Molinuevo, Michael Jacobson
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International trade law is increasingly shaped by bilateral and plurilateral preferential trade agreements (PTAs). As a result of the challenges to advance global trade rules under the WTO and of the new global economy growing more reliant on knowledge and information technology, PTAs are becoming the central tool for the regulation of international trade. This course explores how PTAs expand the scope of international trade law to the economy of the XXI century. The course seeks to give students interested in international trade law a comprehensive introduction to the disciplines and policies central to today’s trade negotiations. At the end of the semester students will be familiar with the key substantial matters behind current trade negotiations, and their implications for policy-makers and private sector. These discussions will be based on the latest developments in trade negotiations, including under the auspices of the WTO and PTAs concluded by the US, EU, Japan, and China, as well as trade and investment disputes.
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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. See Syllabus for a list of required and optional readings.
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