Summer 2020 Course Schedule

Transnational Business Law Survey (LAW-795TB-E001)
David Snyder

Meets: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM (TuWThF)

Enrolled: 7 / Limit: 22

Administrator Access


All summer 2020 classes will be taught online. Classes may have a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. The block of time listed here will be the maximum amount of live session meeting time expected of you and may be decreased to the extent of asynchronous material added.


This course is a survey of some key laws, legal structures, legal concepts, and legal institutions involved in certain prominent aspects of international business. Generally, the course covers different sources of law, legal methods, and legal cultures, with an eye to the practice of international business law. It gives a brief introduction to a few key fields within international business law, focusing on one or two particularly important key topics in each. More particularly, the course provides: • an overview of international sales law with a focus on precontractual liability, allowing comparative law to be understood as a strategic subject; • an overview of international commercial and investment arbitration with a particular focus on third-party funding; • an introduction to multinational enterprises and particularly their legal and social responsibilities; • a look at international finance, with a focus on actual loan documentation.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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