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The program begins Sunday, June 2, 2013 with an orientation, and concludes with final exams on Saturday, June 29, 2013. All classes meet Monday through Thursday, June 3 through June 27, 2013. Students normally enroll in two courses as follows. First, all students take the two-credit course on European Union law. Second, students select either one of the other two three-credit courses. This works out to a total of five (5) semester hours of credit. Note that all courses are taught in English.
The goal of this course is to give students a general introduction to European Union law. The course starts with the history of European integration, giving students the opportunity to compare U.S. history and the history of the EU. The course then tackles EU values such as human rights, freedom, and democracy. Next, business aspects of the EU are considered from a practical point of view. Finally, the course will cover international dispute resolution issues in the context of the EU. For example, students will learn which European country's courts have jurisdiction to hear a case, what law that court will apply, what remedies the court may award, and how a judgment given in one country may be enforced in another. The course will include a site visit to a Spanish law firm as well as to the European Association of Arbitration.
[2 cr.] MTWTh 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with transactional and litigation issues that affect international business through the use of hypothetical fact patterns. With respect to international transactions, we will explore the sale of goods, issues of international agreements, foreign direct investment, transnational funding, and international franchises. With respect to international litigation, we will focus on rights and remedies, choice of law, choice of forum, and international arbitration. Although the focus of the course is on general international business law around the world, hypothetical fact patters will often involve transactions between companies in the United States and Europe.
[3 cr.] MTWTh 9:00-11:20 a.m.
This course examines the fundamental principles of this developing body of law. We will explore the rationale for international criminal law (ICL), the bases for jurisdiction, the procedures used to obtain persons from abroad, the offenses prosecuted as violations of ICL (including war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide), and potential defenses to those charges. Throughout the course, we will study the charters and decisions of various international tribunals, from the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, the International Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court for Rwanda, and the International Criminal Court at The Hague. In particular, we will examine the provisions of the Rome Statute, which establishes the International Criminal Court. Where appropriate, the course will focus on Spain's unique role in the field of international criminal law.
[3 cr.] MTWTh 9:00-11:20 a.m.