International and Exchange Programs
Two weeks in August 2015.
This program is designed for experienced legal practitioners who wish to learn about complex international and U.S. business and legal transactions. Participants will acquire practical skills for representing their clients in international joint ventures. Daily classes consist of presentations by faculty followed by simulations of joint venture transactions, based on case studies. Participants will:
- Learn contract negotiation skills
- Discuss substantive issues and how these issues are incorporated into contractual language
- Create and negotiate a contract
- Examine and analyze contract models
- Learn about dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and litigation strategies as they relate to International Joint Ventures.
Topics may Include
- Structural Issues in an International Joint Venture
- Financial Considerations in Multinational Transactions
- Corporate Aspects of an International Joint Venture
- Negotiating an International Joint Venture
- Environmental Law and International Joint Ventures
- U.S. Tax Considerations in Forming an International Joint Venture
- Intellectual Property Issues in an International Joint Venture
- Labor Law Aspects of an International Joint Venture
- Antitrust and Government Regulatory Issues in an International Joint Venture
- Choice of Law and Dispute Resolution
- Advanced Litigation Processes and Strategies
As part of the program, participants will discuss contract models and produce a contract, which will be evaluated by an experienced professional.
Participants can also engage in legal research through computer and library sources:
- Online computer-based legal research
- Law firm computer-based research
- Law library (treatises, practitioners guides, form books)
This course will be offered for two weeks in August, 2015. Structuring an International Joint Venture is offered every third year in rotation with two other specialized programs: The Global Trading System: Substance and Dispute Resolution (offered in 2013) and Financing International Transactions (offered in 2014). The Orientation in U.S.A. Law course is not a prerequisite for any of the specialized programs.
- Non-refundable application fee: U.S. $150
- Academic Tuition: To be announced. (Enroll early to receive a U.S. $100 discount toward your tuition.)
* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Certificates and Credits
- All participants will receive a certificate of attendance if they attend class regularly. Participants who wish to take the course for credit can request an official transcript upon successful completion of course requirements and a final exam.
- Four quarter units of academic credit may be applied toward the part-time summer in International Commercial Law LL.M. and/or the Licentiate in International Transactions Involving the United States.
How to Apply