Paris June 24 – June 29, 2013
Possible Special Events:
- Welcome dinner
- St. Chapelle Concert
- Visit to courts
- Visit to law firm
Montpellier June 30 – July 26, 2013
Possible Special Events:
- Wine and Cheese Reception
- Roquefort Cheese Trip
- Perrier or Winery Trip
- Bastille Day
European Business Law
Professor Mousseron/Claire Germain (Credits: 2) – (Note: All students must take this course)
This course will first present the European legal framework and examine how the European legislation interfere 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.
International Trade & Human Rights
Professor Hernandez (Credit: 2)
Although human rights law and trade law have developed well-established regimes through a series of
negotiations on parallel tracks since WWII, there is increasing criticism from a variety of fronts that international trade rules are insensitive to basic human rights and that globalization has done little to alleviate the gap between rich and poor. Must trade and human rights regimes necessarily conflict? This seminar will explore the premises of the trade and human rights debate from the perspectives of both free trade advocates and human rights activists, with the purpose of imparting a better understanding if the rationales for both systems of law and the ways each is attempting to avoid a clash that could have profound impact on the protection of human rights and on the global market. Using actual examples from the 35 nations of the hemisphere, the seminar will examine in depth such human rights policies in the Americas as those involving conscripted child labor, sustainable development, health promotion, equality of women, trafficking, indigenous peoples, poverty, citizenship, and economic sanctions.