Courses
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International Criminal Law (Allie) (1 credit)
This course covers jurisdiction over international crimes, American crimes that involve foreign nations, international law and American law rights of persons charged with international offenses, and an introduction to International Criminal Court.

(Schedule: 6/2 to 6/13 – 12:15 – 1:25 pm)

Law and Practice of the World Trade Organization (Hahn) (1 credit)
International economic law is a rapidly developing area of international law concerned principally with international trade, investment, finance, mergers & acquisitions and banking. This course will provide a theoretical and practical understanding of the regulatory framework of the international trading system; particular attention will be paid to the case-law by the WTO Appellate Body which has taken up the place of a World Trade Court, shaping not just the obligations between WTO members but influencing heavily NAFTA and EU law. The course begins by providing a general understanding of international trade law and the international legal system, allowing you to place international economic relations in context.

(Schedule: 6/2, 6/3, 6/5, 6/6 – 9:15 – 11:45 am and 6/4 – 3:00 – 5:30 pm)

Trading In and With Europe (Hahn) (1 credit)
The purpose of this course will be to provide students with an understanding and knowledge of the law and policies of the European Union regarding its internal market and its trade relations with states outside the EU ("third states" in EU parlance), in particular with the U.S.. Accordingly, the course will examine the pertinent procedural and substantive law of the European Union. The course will compare the EU legal regime with legal concepts known to US students, such as the US constitution's commerce clause and NAFTA. The interaction of the different layers of international trade governance, but also the technique of using "technical" trade regulations to advance the pursuit of non-trade interests will be explored. One module will be reserved for the ongoing negotiations between the US and the EU to create a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

(Schedule: 6/9 to 6/13 – 9:15 – 11:45 am)

Also, take a look at the 2014 Lausanne-Venice Options document to help plan your course schedule.