The Paris Summer Program offers an engaging and practical course
of study for students and graduates interested in international and
comparative law. All instruction is in English. The 2012 Paris
Summer Program curriculum includes these offerings:
Drafting International Contracts (2 credits)
Professor Jane E.
This course provides intensive instruction in the drafting of
commercial contracts in an international context. Students learn
how to translate a business deal into contract terms, how to
organize those terms into a coherent contract, and how to draft
clearly, precisely, and efficiently. Students also explore the
special considerations that arise in international transactions,
including choice of law, choice of forum, and dispute resolution.
Drafting skills are developed and assessed through regular in-class
drafting exercises and weekly graded drafting assignments of
increasing complexity. Grades are based in part on graded drafting
exercises and in part on a final exam.
International Business Transactions ( 2
Professor G. Ray
This course is designed to introduce the student to some of the
major legal issues that arise in doing business across national
boundaries. Among the topics to be considered are the international
sale of goods and services, foreign investment, technology
transfer, national, regional and international regulation of
international trade, extraterritoriality, the European Union, and
doing business in developing countries. Grades are based upon a
final examination and class participation.
Comparative Criminal Law (2 credits)
Professor Elaine M.
This course takes a comparative look at substantive criminal law
by studying the varying approaches of different nations to common
difficulties in penal laws. Specific topics may include the
rationales for punishment, the role of victims, omissions, consent,
necessity, mental illness, hate crimes, etc. The laws of several
countries will be considered. In learning these varying approaches,
students will be improving their abilities to critically analyze
doctrinal law and to recognize important differences in policy and
philosophy as they concern criminal justice.
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