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International Economic Law and Policy Concentration

Master of Legal Studies

The MLS with a concentration in International Economic Law and Policy is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to understand current developments in the areas of international trade and commercial law. The implementation of the World Trade Organization Agreements, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the "Mercosur" common market, the negotiations aimed at the establishment of a "Free Trade Area of the Americas," the negotiation and conclusion of numerous regional trade agreements by the United States and other nations, and a significant increase in investor state disputes, have produced a complex web of international agreements, rules, regulations and international arbitral decisions. Whether you work for or own a small or large business, this program will help you understand the complexities of international trade law, international commercial law and international investment.

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (24 UNITS)

LAW 501 - Procedure (3 units)
LAW 502A - American Common Law System I (3 units)
LAW 50B - American Common Law System II (3 units)
LAW 504 - American Public Law System (3 units)
LAW 507 - Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (3 units)
LAW 644B - International Commercial Transactions
LAW 696l - International Trade Law (2-3 units)
LAW 697P - Comparative Commercial Law

ELECTIVE COURSE REQUIREMENTS (10 UNITS)[1]

International Law Courses:
LAW 687 - European Union Law (2)
LAW 603J - International Business and Investment Structuring (2)
LAW 666 - NAFTA and other Regional Trade Agreements (2)
LAW 644H - International Commercial Arbitration (2)
LAW 696i - International Environmental Law (2-3)
LAW 643P - International Litigation (2)
LAW 643M - Foreign Investment in Developing Nations (2)
LAW 697B - Globalization and the Transformation of Culture (3)
LAW 670 - Public International Law (3)
LAW 659 - International Human Rights Law (3)

U.S. Domestic Law Courses:
LAW 633E - Mergers and Acquisitions (3)
LAW 621A - Administrative Law (3)
LAW 629 - Regulation (3)
LAW 646 - Federal Income Tax Law (3, 5)
LAW 633C - Secured Transactions (3)
LAW 662A - Bankruptcy & Related Issus (3)
LAW 635 - Insurance Law (2)
LAW 669 - Environmental Law (3)
LAW 633 - Business Reorganization in Bankruptcy (3)
LAW 618 - Anti-trust law (3)
LAW 658 - Securities Regulation (3)
LAW 655CPatent Law (3)
Trademark Law (3)
LAW 655B - Copyright Law (3)
LAW 644A/697W - Accounting for lawyers (2)
LAW 655R - Intellectual Property Law Survey (3)
LAW 620 - Immigration Law (3)
LAW 647A - Corporate Taxation (3)
LAW 657 - LLC, LLP and Partnership Taxation (3)

 


[1] Although not all courses are offered every semester, a list of possible electives can be found on the course schedules pages.