Download the 2015 Lausanne, Switzerland Course Schedule
(PDF) posted 01/27/15 Requirements for Student Performance & Grading
(PDF)International & Comparative Copyright Law
) (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
) (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.)Trading In and With Europe
) (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: 6/8 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.