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INT7407http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1687INT7407Comparative Law: Comparative Legal SystemsBaker,Betsy<div>SPECIAL SCHEDULING: This class will meet three times a week (M, W, Th) until [Spring Break][March 11-19],then not again until the last two weeks of classes, when students will present their final papers as works-in-progress. Final papers will be due during the exam period, date to be determined.</div><div>The classic distinction between Common Law and Civil Law has grown less significant in the 21st century as national legal systems influence each other across borders and globally. Both traditions have given rise to many national legal systems around the world, each of which has evolved into a unique blend of legislation, codification, constitutional and judicially influenced law. The legacy of France's Code Civil continues to evolve in dozens of countries worldwide, including many in South America.  England and the Commonwealth Countries – Australia, Canada, New Zealand have each developed into distinctive forms of common law.  The Nordic countries have their own legal tradition.  What do these different legal traditions and diverse national legal systems have to teach each other, and what can a U.S. lawyer learn for his or her practice, whether stateside or abroad? <br>We will begin with the purposes and methods of comparative law, then focus primarily on the Western Legal Tradition to study the following elements of legal systems:  sources of law; the relationship between codified law and case law; procedure; legal education; and constitutional design, including questions of federalism, judicial review and balance of powers.</div><div>A portion of the course will be devoted to comparing the protection of indigenous peoples and their special relationship to the environment in countries such as Argentina, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and select countries in Scandinavia and the Pacific Islands (China and/or Russia may also be covered depending on class enrollment and student interest).  For their final paper students are encouraged to choose a topic relevant to indigenous peoples or environmental protection.<br> <br>Students will be asked to write: 1) a short, preliminary paper using the comparative method; and 2) a longer paper, also using the comparative method, on one aspect of legal system design that we have covered in class.  This course is particularly recommended for students participating in any of the Vermont Law School study abroad programs.<br>The course satisfies a distributional course requirement for the Certificate Program in International and Comparative Law and may be used to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.<br>Satisfies perspective requirement.</div>3.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1687
INT7410http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1688INT7410French Legal Method<div></div>1.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1688
INT7411http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1689INT7411French Corporate Law<div></div>1.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1689
INT7412http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1690INT7412Law of the European UnionTeachout,Peter<div>This course provides an introduction to the structure and basic principles of international environmental law (IEL) and to IEL's place in international and domestic legal systems. The course evaluates the effectiveness of different IEL regimes, the role of international and non-governmental organizations in shaping IEL; the interrelationship between international legal process and domestic law; and the negotiation, conclusion, and implementation of international environmental agreements. Prior course work in environmental law and/or international law is helpful.</div><div>Method of evaluation: Take-home exam.</div><div> AWR: no. </div>2.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1690
INT7414http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1691INT7414European Union Law - TrentoTeachout,Peter<div>IMPORTANT: Students taking this course will be billed a $300 administrative fee on their spring tuition bill to help defray the cost of providing stipends for participating Trento faculty. Because of the need for advance planning by our partner institution, students who drop the course after <b>Friday, December 16 at 5pm</b>, will forfeit the fee, regardless of whether they complete the course or not. Students enrolled in the course must arrange and pay for their own travel and lodging for the Italy portion of the course. </div>1.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1691
INT7420http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1692INT7420International Criminal LawStephens,Pamela<div>This course will explore International Criminal Law, broadly defined to include criminal issues that arise in the international setting and international issues that arise in the context of national criminal law.  This broad definition will encompass consideration of the prosecution of mass atrocity crimes (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and the crime of aggression) in national courts and in international tribunals, both ad hoc and the permanent International Criminal Court.</div><div>Method of Evaluation:  Final Exam and Class Participation<br></div>3.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1692
INT7421http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1593INT7421International Environmental Law and PolicyScott,Jessica<div>This course provides an introduction to the structure and basic principles of international environmental law (IEL) and to IEL's place in international and domestic legal systems. The course evaluates the effectiveness of different IEL regimes, the role of international and non-governmental organizations in shaping IEL; the interrelationship between international legal process and domestic law; and the negotiation, conclusion, and implementation of international environmental agreements. Prior course work in environmental law and/or international law is helpful.</div><div>Method of evaluation: Take-home exam.</div><div> AWR: no.</div>3.00000000000000GP0|#901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f;L0|#0901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f|Fall 2016;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1593
INT7424http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1594INT7424International Human RightsFarrior,Stephanie<div>This seminar provides an introduction to international human rights law and procedures, and provides students with initial training in how to use the advocacy tools available in this field to make a difference in the community and the world. The course examines what are "human rights" and explores the law of treaty interpretation; how human rights law is incorporated into domestic legal systems; and the role of international governmental organizations, international and regional courts, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in protecting human rights. <br>In addition to learning substantive law, students gain experience in how to use human rights mechanisms in their advocacy; how to research and write about international human rights law; and how to make assessments relevant to strategic decision-making in this field.</div><div>Method of evaluation:  Writing assignments and class participation</div><div>Satisfies AWR requirement.<br>Satisfies Perspective requirement</div>3.00000000000000GP0|#901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f;L0|#0901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f|Fall 2016;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1594
INT7425http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1595INT7425International LawFarrior,Stephanie<div>This course provides an introduction to international law and the international legal system. Using real-world examples, it examines the processes through which international law is made, interpreted and applied, exploring the role of states as well as that of international bodies, non-governmental organizations, and corporations and other non-state actors. The application of international law in domestic legal systems is examined, as is the reach of domestic law in the international arena.</div><div>Method of evaluation:  Short quizzes and final exam.</div>3.00000000000000GP0|#901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f;L0|#0901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f|Fall 2016;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1595
INT7428http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1596INT7428International Regulation of TradeTeachout,Peter<div>This course provides students with an introduction to the rapidly developing field of international trade regulation.  Our primary focus will be on the World Trade Organization and the interpretation and enforcement of the various international trade treaties - GATT, GATS, TRIPS, and TRIMS - that fall under the WTO’s jurisdiction.  Although these treaties vary in coverage and approach, they reflect a common aim - elimination of barriers to trade - and incorporate certain basic shared principles (such as the “equal treatment” principle underlying the National Treatment and Most Favorable Nation provisions).  Other bi-lateral and multi-lateral trade agreements (such as NAFTA) will also be considered, focusing in particular on the investment protection provisions contained in such agreements.  This course is an essential foundation course for any student interested in pursuing a career in international law.</div><div>  **Method of evaluation:  Final exam: self-scheduled; 8-hours.<br>*Students who wish to satisfy their AWR requirement by writing a paper on a selected topic of International Regulation of Trade may do so with permission of the instructor.</div>3.00000000000000GP0|#901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f;L0|#0901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f|Fall 2016;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1596
INT7432http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1693INT7432Applied Human RightsFarrior,Stephanie<div>This advanced international human rights law course provides hands-on experiential learning in international human rights law and advocacy through work on client-based human rights projects for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and inter-governmental organizations (IGOs).  Students will communicate regularly with their partner organization through email and Skype or similar platforms, and meet weekly as a group for lively classroom discussions of readings and of issues that arise in their project work.  The course exposes students to a range of lawyering competencies, using the project work to explore advocacy strategies; develop skills in fact-finding, report-writing, media work, and in engagement with international, regional and national human rights bodies; raise awareness of cross-cultural issues that can arise; provide experience in the interpretation and application of international human rights law; explore choice of remedies; examine ethical questions in human rights advocacy; and work to instill the practice of regular reflection and re-evaluation. </div><div>Course format: Classroom session of two hours once a week, and individual weekly one-hour sessions with each student to discuss the student’s project, to include issues of substantive law, research sources and challenges, review of drafts, and reflection on the project experience.</div><div>Selection of projects and project partners: Based on each student’s Statement of Interest (submitted as part of the application process), the professor will contact relevant NGOs and IGOs to identify an appropriate project for each student.   </div><div>Evaluation: Research and writing project; class participation; discussion in individual weekly meetings.<br>Enrollment limit: Six (6) students</div><div>Enrollment in course:  Through application.  The application form is available from Jennifer Lawrence, Faculty Support, Waterman Hall. When you register for the course, the computer will initially indicate you are “waitlisted.”  Decisions on applications will be made in November, at which time the Registrar’s Office will be provided with a list of the accepted applicants to enroll them in the course.  </div><div>Prerequisite: International Human Rights<br> <br>Satisfies Skills requirement.</div>3.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1693
INT7437http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1598INT7437Introduction to Chinese LawLin,Yanmei<div>This course provides an introduction of contemporary Chinese law and legal institutions from a historical and comparative perspective. The course begins with a brief examination of the traditional Chinese legal system and an evaluation of China's legal reform before the establishment of the People's Republic of China and in the post-Mao era. The course will then give an overview of China's political system, sources of law and law makings, and the key areas of Chinese law, including criminal law, constitutional and administrative law, civil law and environmental law. A major focus of the course will be the ways in which Chinese law and legal institutions have evolved since the beginning of the reform era in the late 1970s, and the major challenges faced by the legal system today.  Topics to be covered include the formal legal system and its operation in practice; how China's legal system is addressing environmental challenges; and the role of judiciary and legal profession.<br> <br> This is a 2-credit seminar taught in compressed format in seven modules during five Friday afternoon.  Our goals are to (1) study Chinese law within its cultural and historical context; and to (2) refine research, writing, and discussion skills.   A short substantial research paper and class participation are required.  Topics must first be approved by the instructor. Students are required to schedule at least two meetings with the instructor, first to discuss the topic and the research plan for the paper, and the second to discuss the first draft of the paper.<br> <br>Method of evaluation:  Class participation (40%) and a short paper as a final exam 60%).<br>*Students who wish to satisfy their AWR requirement by writing a paper on a selected topic of International Regulation of Trade may do so with permission of the instructor.</div>2.00000000000000GP0|#901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f;L0|#0901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f|Fall 2016;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1598