International Business Transactions

Section 1ZT, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/50
Credits: 4
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • WR
  • 1750-1950
  • SL262
01/26/2022 04/28/2022

Course Description

This course will give students a broad overview of the law—domestic, foreign, and international—governing international business transactions. There are no prerequisites. The course first examines several issues that cut across many types of international transactions: the role of international lawyers, international dispute resolution, corporate social responsibility, the place of international law in the U.S. legal system, the extraterritorial application of domestic law, and international trade law. These introductory sessions are followed by eight problems, each focused on a different type of transaction: transnational sales, agency and distributorship agreements, licensing of intellectual property, foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, concession agreements, and international debt instruments. Along the way, we will look at some of the principal kinds of regulation, foreign and domestic, that apply to each; including antitrust law, securities law, tax, and anti-corruption legislation.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
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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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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: Thursday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM