Emerging Markets: Principles and Practice

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/20
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MT
  • 1330-1530
  • WB162
01/23/2023 04/25/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This course explores the legal and regulatory structures affecting foreign investors seeking to participate in the development of so-called "emerging markets." Topics include: corruption and money laundering, sanctions compliance, 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 Kenya. There will be several simulated negotiation exercises.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be responsible for submitting four short analytical papers (directly to the professor, not via EXPO).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: This course is scheduled twice/week, but the Professors will announce the exact session dates and cancellations during the 1st class.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
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: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM