Curriculum

Paris June 21-June 27, 2015

Special Events:

  • Welcome dinner
  • Visit to courts

Montpellier June 28-July 25, 2015

Possible Special Events:

  • Wine and Cheese Reception
  • Perrier or Winery Trip
  • Bastille Day

Courses:

Global Business Law

Professor Germain/Professor Mousseron (Credits: 2)

This course will first present the European legal framework and examine how the European legislation interferes with national laws. It will then focus on two substantive matters: product liability and free movement of goods. In order to have a more complete view of the rules applicable to businesses in Europe, a third section of the course will examine how transnational and local usages of trade complement the European and national legislations.

International Sales Law

Professor Dawson   (Credits: 2)

A study of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Students will study the provisions of the Convention and decisions rendered pursuant to those provisions, with some comparison to corresponding provisions of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The course will focus on the scope and applicability of the Convention; formation of the sales contract; performance of the contract; and judicial and non-judicial remedies.

White Collar Crime

Professor Stinneford (Credits: 2)

This course examines issues of criminality in the white collar and corporate contexts.  Focusing primarily on United States federal criminal law, it looks at selected topics including the definition of white collar crime, entity (corporate) criminal liability, individual liability of corporate officers and employees, and substantive crimes such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, false statements, false claims, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice.  Where possible, discussion will focus on recent major prosecutions and/or a comparison between American and French law.

Comparative Procedure

Professor Malavet (Credits: 2)

In a practical application of the comparative method to procedure, this course introduces U.S. students to basic aspects of European civil and criminal procedure and evidence. French procedure will be the primary focus of the course, but other European systems will also be referenced. The class will also introduce our French students to U.S. civil and criminal procedure and evidence with particular emphasis on the American oral jury trial. We will focus on the differences and similarities between U.S. common law and European civil law procedural practices, viewed through a comparative lens. The course will also briefly cover the historical evolution of the procedural approaches of the common law and civil law traditions.