International Trade Law and Policy

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 22/44
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 1000-1120
  • SL258
08/30/2022 12/06/2022
*“R” means Thursday

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:
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

*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: Tuesday, November 29, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM