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Courses 2014 - 2015

LAW B 599 Special Topics

Credits: 1-12, Variable


Designed to take advantage of special opportunities resulting from visitors to the School of Law or other exceptional occurrences. (This is not a form of independent study.)

Globalization and the Law (Winn)(Aut-Win-Spr 1-1-1)
This seminar will consider what impact globalization is having on the governments of nation-states and intergovernmental organizations. Specific topics may include private self-regulation and standard setting, global administrative law, hard law versus soft law, corporate social responsibility, and information technology networks. All students will be required to write a research paper of at least 30 pages/10,000 words; students may use this paper to meet the JD Advanced Writing Requirement with the permission of the instructor. Research papers may be on any topic related to globalization and the law chosen in consultation with the instructor, e.g., topics related to international trade law, international labor law, international environmental law, international banking, securities or insurance law, international criminal law, international human rights law, international intellectual property or electronic commerce law, or national security law. Assigned readings for class discussion will include academic commentaries on globalization and the law, and a detailed examination of the globalization of payment systems as a case study. The class will meet during Autumn-Winter-Spring, but only one time per month. In Autumn-Winter, the class will meet a total of 3 times per quarter for 3 hours per meeting; in Spring, the class will only meet twice for 4 hours per meeting. In Spring 2014, students will present their research to the class.

Transnational Litigation (Haley)(Autumn 3)
This course is introduces students to the basic issues that arise in civil litigation involving parties from different countries and legal traditions as well as the various approaches for their resolution. For U.S. students it provides both an opportunity for review of familiar U.S. cases as well as an introduction to new foreign law materials related to international civil litigation with a focus on U.S., Canadian, Japanese, as well as European Law. For international LL.M. candidates, the comparative emphasis provides an introduction to U.S. law and substitute for a first year course on U.S. civil procedure. With a balanced mix of U.S. and international students, these materials make possible an opportunity for cooperative learning with international and U.S. students alike actually experiencing firsthand the sorts of difficulties that common law lawyers have with civil law approaches and that civil law lawyers have with common law approaches.

Autumn-Winter-Spring, 1-1-1 Credit(s)

Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Winn, Jane

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