International Business Transactions
In 2022-23, given recent developments, we will begin by analyzing some aspects of public international economic law, which are suggestive of changes in law governing international business transactions. The course will then focus on the legal framework of private international business transactions, including: the international sale of goods; bills of lading; letters of credit; government regulation of imports and exports; technology transfer and intellectual property protection; and forms and regulation of foreign direct investment. These topics are considered generally and in specific comparative context across countries (including advanced industrialized countries, non-market economies, and developing countries) and across types of transaction subject matter (e.g. technology transfer, sale of goods). In addition to taking the final examination, each student will be assigned to a small group that will be responsible for considering and answering questions about a narrowly defined international business law problem.