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

Course Description
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of international economic law, with particular focus on the international legal instruments and institutions of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The course will review the basic disciplines of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), as they relate both to economic and non-economic interests, such as the protection of public health and the environment. The course will also introduce students to the basic principles of contingent trade remedies (anti-dumping, countervailing duties and safeguards), subsidies disciplines, and WTO dispute settlement. Students will have the opportunity to apply the relevant legal disciplines and improve their litigation skills through a simulated dispute which reproduces a real-life WTO dispute.

Please note -This course is offered in a compressed format- it will meet over the course of six weeks in two distinct periods: August 22nd-September 9th and October 17th to November 4th.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 08-22-2016 - 11-04-2016  

Dates Day Time Room
08-22-2016 - 09-09-2016   TR  9:00 AM-10:50 AM A216B
10-11-2016 - 10-11-2016   T  9:00 AM-10:50 AM A216B
10-13-2016 - 10-13-2016   R  9:00 AM-10:50 AM A216B
10-14-2016 - 10-14-2016   F  2:00 PM-3:50 PM A216A
11-01-2016 - 11-01-2016   T  9:00 AM-10:50 AM A216B
11-03-2016 - 11-03-2016   R  9:00 AM-10:50 AM A216B
11-04-2016 - 11-04-2016   F  2:00 PM-3:50 PM A216B
11-08-2016 - 11-08-2016   T  9:00 AM-10:50 AM A216B
11-10-2016 - 11-10-2016   R  9:00 AM-10:50 AM A216B

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Exam 50% and Simulated WTO dispute 50%
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Compressed Course
New Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



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