École de droit, Master Droit économique
The course will highlight the basic rules and principles applicable to trade in goods, trade in services (through an analysis of the GATS) and intellectual property rights (through an analysis of the TRIPS). The course will also explore the institutional aspects of the WTO and concentrate on its rather unique dispute settlement mechanism. Because of its prominent position in the international system, the WTO is more and more called to deal with non-trade values such as the protection of the environment, the protection of human rights and the protection of public health. The course will examine the relationship between WTO law and other international legal régimes (e.g., international environmental law, international health law, etc.) and will discuss ways to improve mutual supportiveness between trade and non-trade values. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY CONTRACT LAW
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Martijn HESSELINK (Professeur des universités). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Active participation in class. Course Description : This seminar explores the relationship between contract law and contemporary political philosophy. In particular, it investigates the implications of leading contemporary political theories for fundamental questions of contract law. We will focus on six main political theories, i.e. a) utilitarianism, b) liberal-egalitarianism, c) libertarianism, communitarianism, d) civic republicanism and e) discourse theory ; and on six main normative questions, i.e. 1) why and how contracts should be made legally enforceable, 2) whether contract law should protect weaker parties, 3) whether the freedom of contract may be limited for reasons of public policy or public morality, 4) whether contract law requires a democratic basis (the role of judges, legislators and professors), 5) whether contract law should be national, European or global, and 6) to what extent contract law may be optional (choice of law, default rules). Required reading : One short chapter (or excerpt) per seminar..
THE LAWS OF ANTICORRUPTION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Philippe PRADAL (Avocat aux Barreaux de New York et Paris). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : La moitié de la note sera fondée sur la participation en classe et l'autre moitié de la note sera fondée sur un "take-home exam". Course Description : Economic studies and reports have established that corruption undermines growth and development. Developed countries are acting together to reduce corruption and sanction not only the corrupted party but also the corrupting party. Perhaps the most powerful legislative tool to ﬁght corruption internationally is the American Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This seminar will provide an overview of the main international anti-corruption laws of the United States. It will also include limited discussion of similar laws of several other countries as well as discuss recent U.S. and international legal developments. In addition to learning the legal framework, students will also increase their ability to identify, mitigate and manage corruption risk. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
THÉORIES JURIDIQUES DE LA GLOBALISATION
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
Ouvert au programme d'échange
Enseignants : Julie SAADA (Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po). Format pédagogique : Séminaire Mode de validation : Textes à lire en vue du cours et de leur présentation orale, essai ﬁnal. Charge de travail : Des lectures de textes (pour la plupart mis en ligne sur l'ENTG) seront à faire en 1777