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International Business Transactions

In today’s global economy, even lawyers practicing exclusively in the United States routinely represent clients whose business activities have an international component. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to a variety of legal issues that are commonly encountered by such clients and their lawyers. Among the topics covered are international sale of goods transactions; international trade law; import and export regulations; distribution, franchising, and licensing arrangements; establishment of foreign investments; treaties governing foreign investment; and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Special classes are devoted to key countries and industries, including China and energy and natural resources. Consideration is also given to recent high-profile instances of misconduct by multinational enterprises and mechanisms for promoting corporate social responsibility in global business.

Qualifies as a Business Law Certificate Level 4 class and a Global Law Certificate core requirement.