International Business Transactions

Course Information

Course Number
Curriculum Level
Areas of Study
Commercial Law and Transactions, International and Comparative Law

Section 001 Information


Photo of Professor Alejandro Garro Alejandro M. Garro Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of Law; Adjunct Professor of Law

Section Description

This course is about international commercial law and practices, focusing on international business transactions encountered most frequently, such as the international sale of goods (CISG), the carriage of goods, international payments, and secured financing (standby letters of credit and asset-based financing). The second part of the course covers the methods of settling international commercial disputes, including international litigation and arbitration. Learning how these international transactins work in practice rests on a problem-oriented method, relying on the active participation and comparative perspectives of students with diverse legal backgrounds. The course also seeks to attune students to their professional responsibilities and ethical duties, as they navigate on the problems associated with corrupt practices and corporate social responsibility.

School Year & Semester
Spring 2024
JGH 102b
Class meets on
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
9:10 am - 10:30 am
Method of Evaluation
J.D Writing Credit?
Minor (automatic)
LLM Writing Project
Upon consultation

Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarity with the law and practice of international commercial contracts, primarly the international sale of goods and contracts associated with export-import transactions.
  • Adopt a comparative perspective to the law of contracts and civil procedure, emphasizing the professional responsibility associated with the application of foreign, uniform, and international commercial law.

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
Instructor Co-Requisites
Recommended Courses
Comparative Law, Transnational Litigation, International Arbitration
Other Limitations
Preference will be given to students from different legal backgrounds, including 3Ls as well as LLMs from different regions and legal traditions.