Section Description Provided by Instructor
The focus of this seminar is on international contracting and dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on some representative jurisdictions of Latin America.
The course proceeds on the basis of class discussions focusing on prototype international commercial contracts, such as international sales, payments (letters of credit), and carriage of goods. Primary emphasis is on selected problems arising in the course of the conclusion and enforcement of international commercial transactions, such as international jurisdiction and choice of forum and choice of law clauses. A few sessions will be devoted to the regulation of international trade under some subregional trade agreements (NAFTA and MERCOSUR in particular). Attention also will be given to the settlement of disputes, including methods for the service of documents and the taking of evidence abroad, the enforcement of foreign provisional measures and judgments, and the enforcement of arbitration agreements and foreign arbitral awards.
Students with a fluency in Spanish may be interested to know that in the 2014-15 academic year the plan is to offer this seminar in Spanish.
W 4:20 –6:10 p.m.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (automatic) (The topic of the seminar paper (an average of 20-25 pages), to be consulted with the instructor, and decided by the first week in October.)
Comparative Law, Lawyering in Multiple Legal Systems,
There is a numerical limit of 15 students, to be admitted as per the waiting list to be compiled by Registration Services. Preference will be given, in this order, to 3Ls, LLMs (ideally from different legal traditions and jurisdictions), and 2Ls.
Learning Outcome Goals
No learning outcome goals have been provided.