International Regulation of Trade
About This Class
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.**Method of evaluation: Final exam: self-scheduled; 8-hours. *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.