University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2016

Course Description
This course focuses on the legal and policy frameworks for cross-border investment, including in emerging markets. The course considers the life cycle of investment by examining contractual models for cross-border transactions (such as privatization, concessions and project finance), risk mitigation through investment protections and the resolution of commercial and investment disputes related to investments - and corresponding techniques in complex negotiations and crisis management. There is a particular focus on strategic economic sectors such as airports, energy, infrastructure, ports and natural resources, and the role of the public and private sectors. The course also includes a historical focus related to legal and macroeconomic policies over the past 25 years since the end of the Cold War. The course utilizes investment arbitration decisions as case studies for analyzing investment and development, and relies on secondary sources as well. The course also focuses on case studies and first-hand experience of the professor with high profile investments and disputes, in Latin America and worldwide.

Course requirements include class participation, a brief mid-semester commentary, and an end-of-semester written examination in which students have a period of time to assess an investment case study. The class may include outside guest speakers who are highly experienced individuals in international investment participating in person or by teleconference.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-11-2016 - 04-20-2016   R  5:30 PM-7:20 PM F309

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None