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2016 Salzburg Courses

International Dispute Resolution — one (1) unit, graded

This course surveys the wide variety of process choices in international dispute resolution. It will include a comparison between civil and common law judicial procedure and of alternative dispute resolution methods such as international arbitration and mediation. The course will examine the legal, policy, ethical, and jurisprudential issues associated with these processes. It will also address the negotiation and drafting of choice of law and choice of forum clauses, as well as of arbitration agreements. The course will be taught through case law, descriptive readings, simulation exercises, and discussion.

European Union Law for International Business — one (1) unit, graded

This course provides a general introduction to EU law, in the context of how businesses typically enter the EU market. The course concentrates on key matters that international business partners will face entering the EU market and the discussion will focus on selling goods to an EU buyer, e-commerce activities aiming at the EU market, sales via an EU representative, entering the EU market via franchising arrangements, establishing a permanent presence in the EU, and related matters. This is a problem based course and students will work collaboratively to resolve challenging case studies.

Business Ethics: The New Role of Corporate Lawyers — one (1) unit, graded

This course addresses the new role of corporate lawyers, socially responsible according the modern theories of Legal ethics and to the UN recommendations. It will revise the opportunities and challenges for corporate lawyers, both in house or in law firms, in a globalized world. Finally, it will report good practices for lawyers in order to respond to negative impacts caused by human rights violations of multinational companies, and preventive good practices to avoid it. The course will examine the legal, ethical, policy, soft-law and jurisprudential issues associated with these matters. It will be taught through case law, descriptive readings, simulation exercises, and discussion.

Comparative Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law — one (1) unit

  • Professor Larry Levine, University of the McGeorge School of Law

This course provides a comparative overview of the regulation and treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. Topics will include the criminalization of sexual conduct as well as marriage and other relational rights. The course will look at developments in the United States (such as the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court mandating nationwide marriage equality) and compare them to developments in the European Union as well as in several others countries around the world. The course grade will be based on class participation (including an in-class presentation) and a take home exam.


Contact Ly Lee, Summer Abroad Programs Coordinator
McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA  95817
Email | Phone: 916.739.7021 | Fax: 916.739.7363