International Trade

This course will examine major legal issues generated by the institutions and principles of modern international trade. The course will begin with an introduction to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and to how it fits in the wider picture of other international economic institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF. The course offers you practical knowledge of substantive WTO law drawing heavily on case law surrounding the basic principles of trade in goods and trade in services. Specialized WTO agreements on, for example, agriculture, health measures, investment, subsidies, anti-dumping and safeguards will be covered. From a more procedural side, the course will pay close attention to the unique WTO mechanism for the resolution of trade disputes, with special reference again to recent and ongoing cases. Although the focus of this course is the law of the WTO, a driving theme will be to find the WTO's rightful place in, on the one hand, the wider field of public international law and, on the other hand, other modes of integration such regional free trade regimes. Evaluation: Due to the accelerated ten week schedule of the course, regular attendance is mandatory. Grading is by examination and participation. Text: Chow and Schoenbaum, International Trade Law: Problems, Cases, and Materials, (Aspen Publishers, 2008), together with its documentary supplement -- Chow and Schoenbaum, International Trade Law: Documents Supplement (Aspen Publishers, 2008). Other materials relevant to particular classes will be distributed on Blackboard. FOR SPRING 2009: This course will be taught on a ten week schedule.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 614
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaInternational Law Practice Area

Course History

Spring 2013
Title: International Trade
Faculty: Cho, Sungjoon
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0