International Trade Law


Course Code:
LAW 5014
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


(Formerly Law 285) The WTO is a remarkably successful international institution, with perhaps the most effective dispute resolution system of any international organization. This course will survey the law and policy of the WTO system and related legal regimes. Topics will include the political economy of the treaty framework, the relationship between international and domestic law, the dispute resolution system, legal restrictions on border instruments, nondiscrimination obligations in international trade, preferential trading agreements such as NAFTA, TTIP and TPP, WTO rules concerning domestic regulation including the perceived tension between WTO obligations and domestic environmental/health/safety regulations, subsidies in international trade, antidumping law, trade in services, and special issues facing developing countries. Elements used in grading: Class participation and final exam.

Future Offerings

2016-2017 Winter

International Trade Law LAW 5014 Section 01 Class #31281

  • 3 Units

Notes: One-Day Take-Home Exam.

Past Offerings

2015-2016 Winter

International Trade Law LAW 285 Section 01 Class #15781

  • 3 Units
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: One-Day Take-Home Exam. Open to First-Year JD Students.

2014-2015 Spring

International Trade Regulation LAW 285 Section 01 Class #30299

  • 3 Units

Notes: One-Day Take-Home Exam.

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