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most important international organization, not to say the most powerful international organization in today's international system. For instance, the WTO dispute settlement system is often referred to as the “jewel” of the system. This course will focus on the basic principles and underlying logic of the multilateral trading system. All the fundamentals principles of the WTO system (non-discrimination, most-favored nation treatment, national treatment, etc.) will be analyzed through an exploration of the legal texts governing the WTO as well as of the case-law. The WTO covers a broad range of sectors : trade in goods, trade in services and intellectual property. 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.
of the sessions will together represent 30% of the grade. A 2-hour ﬁnal written exam (outside teaching schedule) will represent another 60% of the grade and participation during class the remaining 10%. The ﬁnal written exam will consist in 2 to 3 questions addressing one theme or multiple themes covered by the lectures. The students will be required to answer to these questions via short essays which should demonstrate personal reﬂection on the resulting issues or consequences of said questions. Workload : 12 lectures of 2 hours (24h). Credits : 4. Additional workload : students should read before every session the course material relating to said session. Course materials for the 12 sessions will be provided online at the beginning of the semester. Students will also be provided with limited additional readings to be read after every session which will also be provided online at the beginning of the semester. Pedagogical Method : 12 weekly two-hour sessions divided into “projects” designed to provide the basics of business law and apply them to speciﬁc areas of international business activity. Lecture and interactive discussion (students should be prepared to discuss and question the issues raised in class). Course Description : Even non lawyers are exposed to law on an everyday basis. It is true for everyday life and even more so for business life. Setting up a company, negotiating a contract, building a partnership (be it through licensing, franchising or a joint-venture), facing litigation or investigation by regulatory authorities require a ﬁnancial and strategic approach but also legal insights. When facing such situations any decision maker should be able to make a ﬁrst assessment in order to deal with them alone or to allocate the necessary resources to solve the issues at stake. Getting knowledge on certain legal matters enables them to do so. As business is not only national but also international, the objective of this class is to give you skills which will help you to anticipate, identify and deal with legal issues both in a national and in an international context. Required reading : No required reading besides the course material and the additional readings mentioned in the workload section of the syllabus. 1485
LAW IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Sophie CHIPOT-K