Section Description Provided by Instructor
NOTE: First meeting of the course will be on Monday, January 28, 2013.
This course examines the law and policy of international trade in goods and services. It begins with an overview of the economics and politics of international cooperation on trade, and then moves on to study the core obligations that states have under the WTO/GATT rules. These rules address tariff and non-tariff barriers, discrimination of importers, regional trade agreements, anti-dumping duties, countervailing duties, and safeguards measures. We will discuss the negotiation, implementation and enforcement of international trade agreements, with a particular interest in the relationship between free trade and other areas of international cooperation, such as environment, public health, intellectual property protection, human rights and development. A student's grade will be based on a final examination and class participation.
MTW 1:20p - 2:40p
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
This course will be open to a limited number of 1Ls as a spring elective.