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Comparative Corporate Law (Justice Randy Holland) (1 cr)
Today's global economy has resulted in a proliferation of multi-national corporations. Frequently, the parent corporation is governed by the law of one country and one or more subsidiaries are governed by the laws of other countries. This course will make a comparative assessment of the advantages and disadvantages to incorporating in a particular country. It will focus on corporations considering mergers, acquisitions, or joint ventures with corporations outside of their own jurisdiction and on the reasons why a corporation may decide to form a subsidiary under the law of another jurisdiction. For those comparative purposes, the law of Delaware will be used as the United States model.
(Schedule: 6/16 to 6/19 9:00 – 10:20 a.m 6/23 to 6/25 - 9:00 – 10:20 a.m 6/26 to 6/27 - 9:00 – 10:10 a.m)

Human Rights and Multinational Corporations (Paul Regan) (1 credit)
Efforts to develop legally enforceable mechanisms for ensuring that multinational corporations adhere to human rights norms when conduction overseas business operations is a work still in progress. This course examines the fundamental principles of human rights law as applied to nation states (i.e., state actors) in the aftermath of World War II. More contemporary efforts to establish legally enforceable human rights norms against private non-state actors, including individual non-governmental actors and multinational corporations, through litigation in U.S courts asserting claims under the Alien Tort Statute, will also be explored.
(Schedule: 6/16 to 6/20 10:40 am – 1:00 pm)

European Union Law (Professor Massimiliano Granieri-Italian Faculty) (1 credit)
This course will deal with the sources of EU law and, in particular, with regulations, directives, recommendations and other acts of the European institutions. It will also focus on the role of the European Court of Justice as the highest authority in the judicature system of the EU law and its function in shaping the EU law. Finally, the Four Freedoms of the EU will be discussed as well as their evolution in the opinions of the EU Court of Justice.
(Schedule: 6/23 to 6/27 - 10:40 am – 1:00 pm)