Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9004
    Sched. No.: 114821009

International Investment Law*
Section 1
Ryan, Christopher M.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):M, 1600-1800 (SL268)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:14 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
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Course Description:

Continued globalization and the growth of cross-border transactions have highlighted the need for an overarching system of law designed to protect foreign investments. Today, that system of law is reflected in the approximately 2600 bilateral and multilateral investment treaties in force around the world. Commonly referred to as “International Investment Law,” this system not only defines the parties’ substantive rights and obligations, it permits investors to resolve disputes with sovereign governments through international arbitration. Those arbitrations create the jurisprudence from which the International Investment Law system has evolved. This course examines the substantive law governing international investment by examining both treaties and arbitral awards, explores how rights and obligations can be enforced in an investment dispute, and considers the proper role of investment law in the international legal system. It also challenges students to act as advocates by engaging in a series of mini-arbitrations designed to address key issues that have been discussed in class.

PREREQUISITE: International Law or International Business Transactions are recommended, but not required
COURSE REQUIREMENT: A research paper.
NOTE: Students who have satisfied the professional skills requirement prior to fall 2014, may petition the instructor to use this seminar to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement by submitting a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office no later than October 1, 2014 - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.

Prerequisites:International Law or International Business Transactions are recommended, but not required
This course is on the professional skills course list.