International Business Law

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 48/64
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the private and public international law regimes that govern cross-border business activities, as well as to the mechanisms available to resolve disputes arising in the course of such activities. Topics covered will include: conflict of law rules governing cross-border contracts; cross-border business litigation; recognition of foreign judgments; foreign direct investment; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; investment protection treaties; investor-state dispute resolution; and corporate social responsibility. As a survey course, International Business Law is designed both to provide students with essential knowledge in these areas and to serve as a foundation for more specialized course offerings. It is designed to be appropriate as a 1L elective, but it is also open to upper-year students.

Course Requirements

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

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

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 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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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