University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Fall 2017

Course Description
This course aims to prepare students to work in a cross-border and transnational legal and business context in Latin America. The course will cover the legal aspects of doing business in Latin America through the analysis of the business practices of five major industries present in every Latin America country, regardless of different political and economic approaches, levels of development and social and educational contexts. The five major industries are: Banking, Cable & Satellite Television, Aviation, Oil & Gas and Automobile & Auto Parts Manufacturing. The course is designed primarily for students who plan to serve as legal liaisons between the US legal system and the most relevant legal systems in Latin America. Students in the course will be exposed to a variety of different aspects of doing business in Latin America, including doing business through a sales representative or distributor, the use of different forms of business associations (in the form of local subsidiaries or branches), and the regulations related to direct investments. The course will also cover aspects of exchange control regulations, import/exports restrictions, repatriation of investments, labor law and unions and special local laws for the protection of the local market and investors. Finally, the course will focus on litigation, arbitration (both national and international), treaties for the protection on foreign investments and international enforcement of judgments and awards.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 08-14-2017 - 11-21-2017  

Dates Day Time Room
08-14-2017 - 11-21-2017   TR  3:30 PM-4:50 PM E265

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: The course is graded by exam and class participation.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Compressed Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Specialized
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Contact Information:
Phone: 305-284-3198
Office: G278