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International Business Transactions, Regulation and Litigation

Future Offerings

International Business Transactions, Regulation and Litigation (5006): What legal problems arise when firms go global? Lawyers are increasingly asked to advise clients with global operations and to respond to multiple and sometimes inconsistent national laws. Through a series of case studies, we put you in the driver's seat and ask you to consider the challenges of doing business around the world. How should Twitter react to free speech limitations in Turkey? How should Facebook respond when governments around the world regulate its use and collection of data? What are the consequences for a US retailer if it expands in Europe? What rights and protections must it grant its employees? How should Nike weigh the legal risk from factory fires in Bangladesh? How should investors in China (or Ethiopia or North Korea) deal with the reality that they will lack basic legal protections that are common elsewhere? We examine how multinational firms respond to variation in national laws and what tools they have at their disposal when considering deals, disputes, and regulation. Elements used in grading: a short paper, class participation, and written assignments. This class is open to ALL students (except 1Ls). It is not limited to students enrolled in the Global Quarter.

Sections

International Business Transactions, Regulation and Litigation | LAW 5006 Section 01 Class #1108

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • Graduation Requirements:
    • EL -Experiential Learning Requirement for Law Deg
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO4 - Ability to Communicate Effectively in Writing
    • LO6 - Law Governing Lawyers/Ethical Responsibilities
    • LO7 - Professional Skills
  • Course Category:
    • Business Law
    • Comparative Law & International Law

Notes: Global Quarter (GQ). Because GQ courses are condensed, students should pay close attention to any unusual meeting dates and times listed in the course description and syllabus. Some GQ courses will have early scheduled examination dates.

  • 2022-2023 Spring ( )
  • Mon, Wed, Fri

Past Offerings

International Business Transactions, Regulation and Litigation (5006): What legal problems arise when firms go global? Lawyers are increasingly asked to advise clients with global operations and to respond to multiple and sometimes inconsistent national laws. Through a series of case studies, we put you in the driver's seat and ask you to consider the challenges of doing business around the world. How should Twitter react to free speech limitations in Turkey? How should Facebook respond when governments around the world regulate its use and collection of data? What are the consequences for a US retailer if it expands in Europe? What rights and protections must it grant its employees? How should Nike weigh the legal risk from factory fires in Bangladesh? How should investors in China (or Ethiopia or North Korea) deal with the reality that they will lack basic legal protections that are common elsewhere? We examine how multinational firms respond to variation in national laws and what tools they have at their disposal when considering deals, disputes, and regulation. Elements used in grading: a short paper, class participation, and written assignments. This class is open to ALL students (except 1Ls). It is not limited to students enrolled in the Global Quarter.

Sections

International Business Transactions, Regulation and Litigation | LAW 5006 Section 01 Class #1083

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • 2021-2022 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Graduation Requirements:
    • EL -Experiential Learning Requirement for Law Deg
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO4 - Ability to Communicate Effectively in Writing
    • LO6 - Law Governing Lawyers/Ethical Responsibilities
    • LO7 - Professional Skills
  • Course Category:
    • Business Law
    • Comparative Law & International Law

Notes: This class is open to ALL students (except 1Ls). It is not limited to students enrolled in the Global Quarter. Global Quarter (GQ). Because GQ courses are condensed, students should pay close attention to any unusual meeting dates and times listed in the course description and syllabus. Some GQ courses will have early scheduled examination dates.

  • 2021-2022 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available

International Business Transactions and Litigation (5006): Lawyers are increasingly asked to advise clients with global operations: Twitter reacts to free speech limitations in Turkey; Facebook's user data is regulated by governments around the world; Nike weighs the legal risk from factory fires in Bangladesh; investors spend billions in China without reliable legal protections common elsewhere; companies worry about the consequences of human rights violations. What legal problems arise when firms go global? Through a series of case studies, we put you in the driver's seat and ask you to consider the practical challenges of doing business around the world. We will examine how treaties, international agreements, and informal norms constrain or supplement national laws and review the risks of doing business in nations whose laws are ineffective or unreliable. We also consider some of the costs of globalization. We'll hear from current or former general counsel from global firms such as Intel and G.E. Elements used in grading: a short paper, class participation, and written assignments.

Sections

International Business Transactions and Litigation | LAW 5006 Section 01 Class #1088

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • 2020-2021 Winter
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Graduation Requirements:
    • EL -Experiential Learning Requirement for Law Deg
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO4 - Ability to Communicate Effectively in Writing
    • LO6 - Law Governing Lawyers/Ethical Responsibilities
    • LO7 - Professional Skills
  • Course Category:
    • Business Law
    • Comparative Law & International Law

Notes: This class section has been cancelled!

  • 2020-2021 Winter
    Schedule No Longer Available
    This class section has been cancelled!
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