Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW8652
    Sched. No.: 115210430

Emerging Markets: Principles and Practice
Section 1
Dean, Richard N.
Stephan, Paul B.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):T, 1815-2015 (WB129)
W, 1330-1530 (WB129)

Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 05/29/2015 06:15:08 AM**
Current Enrollment:18 **This information is current as of 05/29/2015 06:15:08 AM**

Course Description:

NOTE: This seminar will not meet every week during the semester.

This seminar explores the legal and regulatory structures affecting foreign investors seeking to participate in the development of so-called “emerging markets” and in particular in the restructuring of formerly socialist economies. Topics include: corruption and money laundering, liability for human rights abuses, forms of foreign investment and commercial transactions, local accreditation, taxation, the privatization process, intellectual property protection, import-export regulations, currency controls, project and conventional financing, banking, the development and regulation of capital markets, securities and commodities exchanges, financing, and environmental protection. The core of the seminar will be based on an actual investment project involving the development of energy resources in Russia. Russia is used throughout the course as an example of an emerging market presenting particular characteristics and problems that provide important insights into emerging markets elsewhere in the world. There will be several simulated negotiation exercises.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is required. Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this seminar must attend the first class session.
COURSE REQUIREMENT: A research paper
. NOTE: Students who have satisfied the professional skills requirement prior to spring 2015, 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 February 20, 2015 - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.

This course is on the professional skills course list.