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International Trade Policy (Spring 2019)

  • Course Number: LAW-637
  • Class Number: 03282
  • Instructor: Brian Peck

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the legal framework of international trade as embodied in the WTO/GATT Agreements, other multilateral and bilateral free trade agreements, as well as U.S. domestic trade law.  We will examine the basic provisions of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the other core WTO Agreements including, the trade agreements on intellectual property rights (TRIPS), services (GATS) and investment (TRIMS); WTO dispute settlement procedures and jurisprudence including recent decisions; and unilateral trade remedies. 

We will integrate the discussions on these substantive areas with an examination of current and evolving issues related to international trade rules such as trade disputes with China, BREXIT, the re-negotiation of NAFTA, WTO reform initiatives and the current plurilateral negotiations in the WTO, regional trade agreement initiatives, trade measures to mitigate climate change, trade of natural resources and environmental conservation-related goods and services, foreign direct investment, and trade concerns related to developing countries.    

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 2
  • Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
  • Schedule: Th 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
  • Room Number: Room 107: Ackerman Courtroom
  • Exam: In-class exam
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
  • Participation: Points will be awarded