International Trade Law and Policy

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/24
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1410-1530
  • WB103
08/25/2021 12/01/2021

Course Description

This course introduces the rules and institutions governing international trade. The course’s principal focus will be on the multilateral system governed by the World Trade Organization agreements, but we will also consider regional trade agreements such as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Topics covered will include: tariffs, quotas and other trade restrictions; national treatment and most-favored-nation clauses; health and safety measures; national security exceptions; dumping and antidumping duties; subsidies and countervailing measures; international trade in services; and international intellectual property rules. Policy perspectives will be drawn from economic theory and theories of international relations. The course will also consider the interaction between international law and U.S. statutory regimes governing international trade; the impact of trade and investment policy on the environment, labor, inequality, and other social concerns; and trade conflicts between the United States and other countries.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 24, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM