International Trade Law
This course examines the most important legal frameworks governing international trade relations between states. Focusing on the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as a model free trade agreement, and the European Union (EU), the course will engage discussion of central questions about trade and international political economy. It covers a broad range of international regulatory and legal issues, such as trade in goods, trade in services, international intellectual property protection, protection of the environment, dispute settlement, the proliferation of regional trade agreements, and deepening trade conflicts. Particular attention will be devoted to effects of international economic regulation on economic growth, pubic health, the environment, organized labor, the structure of the state and society, North-South relations, and geostrategic relations.