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Spring 2023
5392 International Business Transactions - FOTEH- 14006

Professor(s): Samir Foteh (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 
Business and Commercial Law

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MW  Location: 213 

Course Outline: The course will consider key elements of contemporary transnational business law from the standpoint of a practicing attorney based in the U.S.A. It is designed to identify those elements and to suggest how they may be effectively used in structuring, negotiating and documenting transnational business transactions.

In addition to relevant U.S. law, particular attention will be given to:

(1) the World Trade Organization and related agreements,

(2) NAFTA and other U.S. free trade agreements, and

(3) the European Union.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Materials 449MB

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Project      

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Special Case

Course Materials: Link to required class materials will be provided: Folsom et al., International Business Transactions: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (West, most current Ed. 2015, ISBN 9781640202566) (cited as "Text" in the following Course Outline) and 2015 Documents Supplement thereto (ISBN 9781640202573) (cited as "Supp." in the following Course Outline).

Additional materials will be distributed (without charge) in class from time to time