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Below you will find a suggested curriculum plan for 2012 – 2013 academic year (more elective courses will be added pending finalization of class schedule by the Registrar). The Program Director and Program Manager will work individually with each student to devise the most appropriate course package based on personalized goals, prior academic and professional experience and specific interests. The curriculum plan below is designed to give prospective students guidance on what a general curriculum, with exposure to core areas of international business, might look like.

Please note that this course outline is applicable to full-time students enrolled in 12 credit hours per semester or more.

Course plan for students holding a J.D. from an accredited U.S. Law School:

FALL 2012

1) International Business Transactions: Survey Course – 3 credits – Required

2) Electives: select at least 3 courses

  • Securities Law (if no prior exposure)
  • International Sales
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Trade law
  • Issues in Corporate Governance
  • International Law
  • European Union Law
  • any approved upper division course(s) within the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program curriculum (please see Concentrations)
  • Corporate Drafting Seminar (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)

SPRING 2013

1) Negotiation and Drafting in an International Business Context – 3 credits (recommended; satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)

2) Electives: select at least 3 courses

  • International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Investments
  • International Litigation
  • Protecting Intellectual Property in International Transactions
  • Comparative Law
  • European Union Law
  • any approved upper division course(s) within the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program curriculum (please see Concentrations)
  • Corporate Drafting (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)

Course plan for students who received their primary law degree OUTSIDE of the United States:

FALL 2012

1) International Business Transactions: Survey Course – 3 credits – Required
2) American Legal System: Research, Writing and Analysis – 3 credits – Required
3) ) Electives: select at least 2 courses

  • Following foundational business law courses for those students who have not had prior exposure/experience: Corporations; Agency, Partnerships and the LLC; Commercial Law Survey; Securities Law
  • International Sales
  • International Trade Law
  • International Law
  • Issues in Corporate Governance
  • European Union Law
  • any approved upper division course(s) within the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program curriculum (please see Concentrations)
  • Corporate Drafting Seminar (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property

SPRING 2013

1) Negotiation and Drafting in an International Business Context – 3 credits (recommended; satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)

2) Electives: select at least 3 courses

  • International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Investments
  • International Litigation
  • Protecting Intellectual Property in International Transactions
  • Comparative Law
  • European Union Law
  • Multinational Corporations, Corporate Social Responsibility, & International Law
  • any approved upper division course(s) within the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program curriculum (please see Concentrations)
  • Corporate Drafting (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)