Summer 2020 Course Schedule

Trade, Environment, & Development (LAW-829-E001)
Jake Caldwell

Meets: 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM (TuWThF)

Enrolled: 9 / Limit: 22

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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 will survey the law and policy of the World Trade Organization and related legal arrangements such as NAFTA, as well as national laws regarding "unfair" international trade practices. Topics will include: (1) political economy of the treaty framework; (2) tariff wars; (3) the relationship between international and domestic law; (4) bilateralism versus multilateralism; (5) the WTO dispute resolution system and its current challenges; (6) nondiscrimination obligations in international trade; (7) the interface between international trade law and domestic environmental/health/safety regulations and controversies relating to these issues, (8) subsidies in international trade; (9) antidumping law; (10) trade in services, and (11) national security issues.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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