This course concentrates on private business transactions that cross national boundaries. After an examination of some basic international and comparative law principles, the course examines various types of international commercial agreements such as joint ventures, contracts for the sale of goods, agency and distribution agreements and franchises. In addition, the course includes some practical exercises in negotiating and drafting international business contracts, and examines methods of dispute resolution such as international commercial arbitration. Guest lecturers may address some specialized topics during the semester. This course requires a qualifying course paper that fulfills one half of the upper-level writing requirement. Refer to Academic Rule X — Writing Requirement and Directed Research. The final grade is based on a contract-drafting exercise.
Upper-level course for:
III. Antitrust and Trade Regulation