LSIB-Legal Studies International Business Law

LSIB 5002. Sources of International Law-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program. Teaches students the core skills of finding and using various sources of international and transnational business law including bilateral and multinational treaties, uniform international rules and principles, decisions of international and transnational adjudicatory organizations, and European Union directives and decisions. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 5003. Introduction to Legal Studies-MLS.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program. A general introduction to the nature and structure of national, international, and transnational legal systems. It introduces the students to the common law and civil law legal systems as well as the international and transnational organizations and structures of international and transnational business law such as the European Union, NAFTA, the WTO, UNCITRAL. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 5112. International Payment Systems-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Students will examine some of the key international payment systems: Letters of Credit, wire transfers, international netting, and the SWIFT system. The main themes will include risks associated with fraudulent transactions and the allocation of credit risk throughout the payment systems. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 5113. Comparative Corporate Law-MLS.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Examines the differences between corporate law in civil law countries and corporate law in the Anglo-American world. Aspects of corporate law to be compared include: the formation process, capital requirements and distributions, duties and liabilities of management, the powers of the general meeting vis-a-vis the powers of the management bodies, minority shareholders' protection, and creditor protection. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 5122. Combating International Corruption-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Introduction to the principles of US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the OECD Convention on Combatting Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions other transparency initiatives, which is important for any business with an overseas presence. It is practically focused on the need for compliance planning and transaction screening and reporting to prevent violating the FCPA provisions. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 5123. European Union Business and Competition Law-MLS.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Provides an introduction to the subject of European Law. Students will learn the unique structure of the EU and the Common Market including how directives are made and implemented. It will then focus on a few specific areas of law including: free movement of goods, employment, taxation, and competition law. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 5132. International Sanctions Regimes-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Provides an overview of the international sanctions regimes. It explores the processes by which UN, other multilateral, and unilateral sanctions are imposed and how sanctions impact the way business is conducted. A few country specific sanctions provisions will be explored. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 5133. International Sales and other Business Transactions-MLS.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Focuses on the legal aspects of commercial activity that takes place in two or more countries. It will examine the sale of goods and services across national boundaries, licensing of intellectual property, foreign investment, and the core principles of international taxation and antitrust law. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 5142. International Business, Human Rights, and Corporate Social Responsibility-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Looks at the appropriate role and responsibilities of multinational corporations with respect to human rights. Will examine the United Nations (UN) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines for business and human rights as well as the UN's decision to draft a treaty on this topic as well as national regulations and potential litigation risks. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 5143. International Commercial and Investment Arbitration-MLS.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Examines international arbitration as a system of private justice, focusing on the five building blocks of international arbitration - the agreement to arbitrate, arbitral rules of procedure, international conventions on the enforcement of arbitration agreements, national arbitration laws, and relevant decisions of national courts - and comparing arbitration with other forms of dispute resolution. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 5643. International Indigenous Peoples Law-MLS.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with LSI 5643) Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Explores the development of international law rules relating to the rights of indigenous peoples from the early 20th Century through the present, focusing on modern international institutions and instruments including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 6112. International Finance: Capital Markets-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Examines laws and institutions governing global capital markets, as well as the applicability of US Securities regulation abroad. The major markets and exchanges covered include London, Europe, and Hong Kong. It will examine attempts at and challenges to international harmonization. In addition to primary capital market transactions, it will also consider cross boarder public merger and takeover regulations and practices. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 6113. International Trade and Investment-MLS.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Examines regulation of trans-border trade on a global level. Explores laws and institutions which regulate the flow of international trade and foreign investment. Major institutions covered include World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), European Union, North American Free Trade Agreement, and Asian regional institutions. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 6122. International Finance: Banking and Structured Finance-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Covers the international regulation of the market for bank financing. Principles of capital adequacy, safety and soundness, and systemic risk will be introduced. The process of syndication and global structured finance will also be explored. Finally, the course will introduce the topic of anti-money laundering regulation. (F, Sp, Su)

LSIB 6132. International Petroleum Transactions-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Masters of Legal Studies in International Business Law Program; LSIB 5002 and LSIB 5003. Considers the legal issues and transactions relating to the exploration, production, and marketing of petroleum-the largest and most important commodity traded worldwide. Coverage includes how countries settle competing claims to O&G reserves; how host governments/state-owned O&G companies contract with private companies to explore and develop O&G resources; and the environmental, social, and geopolitical effects of international petroleum development. (F, Sp, Su)