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Spring 2014
5297 Introduction to Transnational Law - Hoffman L- 24345

Professor(s): Joasia Luzak (ADJUNCT)
Lonny Hoffman (FACULTY)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: Intersession; See course notes    Location: 3  BLB

Course Outline: Note that while Dean Hoffman is listed as the lead instructor for this class, Dr. Joasia Lusak of the University of Amsterdam will teach the class sessions. The aim of the course is to introduce the concepts and methods that make up transnational legal studies. Selected aspects of comparative, international, and global law will be studied not only on the basis of theoretical readings, but also through practical examples and case studies drawn from very different legal disciplines. First classes are devoted to a general presentation of the components of transnational law and its issues, e.g., multilingualism. Thereafter, three main topics will be analyzed from both a theoretical and a practical perspective: (1) dispute settlement in a globalized market on an example of the WTO dispute settlement system; (2) jurisdiction issues in transnational conflicts – e.g., what court has jurisdiction or what law applies in a transnational conflict; and (3) transborder sales law – through the discussion of such regulatory measures as the CISG (Vienna Sales Convention), the UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) and the CESL (Common European Sales Law).

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: January 2,3,4,6,7,8,9,2014 from 9AM to 12:30 PM with a 10 minute break. The exam will be on January 10, 2014.  

Prerequisites:  Some knowledge of aspects of international law or international contracting is recommended.

First Day Assignments: Class Materials and First day Assignments

Final Exam Schedule: 01/10 9-11am      

This course will have:
Exam: Yes

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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