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Below you will find a suggested curriculum plan for 2013 – 2014 academic year for students matriculating in Fall 2013. 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 2013

1) International Business Transactions: Survey Course – 3 credits – Required
2) International Mergers and Acquisitions – strongly advised
3) Electives: select at least 2 courses

  • Securities Law (if no prior exposure)
  • International Sales
  • International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice
  • International Trade law
  • International Law
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Comparative Law
  • any approved upper division course(s) within the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program curriculum
  • Corporate Drafting Seminar (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)
  • Contracts Drafting (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)

Spring 2014

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 Investments
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Protecting Intellectual Property in International Transactions
  • Conflict of Law
  • International Law
  • any approved upper division course(s) within the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program curriculum
  • Corporate Drafting (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)
  • Contracts Drafting (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)
    International Business Transactions (if not taken in the Fall)

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

Fall 2013

1) International Business Transactions: Survey Course – 3 credits – Required
2) Advanced Legal Writing – 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; Business Entities; Commercial Law Survey; Securities Law
  • International Sales
  • International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice
  • International Trade law
  • International Law
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Comparative Law
  • any approved upper division course(s) within the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program curriculum
  • Corporate Drafting Seminar (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)
  • Contracts Drafting (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property

Spring 2014

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 Investments
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Protecting Intellectual Property in International Transactions
  • Conflict of Law
  • International Law
  • any approved upper division course(s) within the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program curriculum
  • Corporate Drafting (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)
  • Contracts Drafting (satisfies Drafting and Negotiation Skills course requirement)