Global Business Law Concentration Track

Planning Steps

  1. Attend student advising session, Spring Quarter of 1L year
  2. Planning consultation with a Faculty Advisor prior to 2L course selection
  3. Obtain Faculty Advisor signature on the Concentration Track form
  4. Complete requirements below

Faculty Advisors

Program Requirements

Writing Requirement

A faculty-supervised Law E500 Advanced Writing Project on a Global Business Law topic, approved by the supervising faculty member

Course Requirement

Note that not all courses will be available each year.

The following required courses:

B583 Comparative Commercial Law and A544 Transnational Commercial Law
A578 International Business Transactions

Six courses amounting to at least 18 credits, with three courses from each of the following groups:

Business Law Group

International Transactional Law Group

Global Business Law Learning Outcomes

In addition to the competencies expected of all students graduating with a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, those students who graduate with a Concentration in Global Business Law should be able to:

  1. Determine and synthesize the law applicable to international business transactions and understand the main consequences of the application of differing laws;
  2. Apply foundational principles of comparative law related to business law;
  3. Draft legal documents in an international transaction setting;
  4. Understand dispute resolution mechanisms in a global context, including differing cultural and business norms; and
  5. Understand the development of domestic and transnational business law in diverse jurisdictions, including the political, social, and economic forces that shape the law.

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