Courses
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International & Comparative Copyright Law (Garfield) (1 credit)
This course will examine how the United States and foreign countries protect creative works of authorship including books, movies, music, video games, artwork, and software. Students will learn how American works are protected in foreign countries and how foreign works are protected in the United States. They will study the leading treaties governing international copyright relations and explore how countries in different parts of the world are responding to the challenges posed by Internet piracy. Students are not required to have any prior knowledge of American copyright law.
(Schedule: 6/8 to 6/19 – 12:00 – 1:10 pm)

International Investment Law (Ziegler) (1 credit)
An introduction to the legal concepts underlying international investment in bilateral investment treaties (BITs) or International Investment Agreements (ITAs) and modern preferential trade agreements (NAFTA, TTIP etc.). The course will also look at the work of international bodies like the OECD and UNCTAD and familiarize students with concepts such as compensation for unlawful expropriation and investor-State arbitration, incl. the procedures of the International Center for the Settlement of Investment disputes (ICSID) in Washington DC. The course includes an excursion of Geneva. and its international organizations.
(Schedule: 6/8 to 6/12 - 9:15 - 11:45 a.m.)

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: 6/8 to 6/12 – 9:15 – 11:45 am)

Also, take a look at the 2015 Lausanne-Venice Options document to help plan your course schedule.