Law of International InstitutionsPaolo Galizzi, Institute Director, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Sustainable Development Legal Initiative (SDLI) at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School.
International and Comparative Intellectual Property LawRon Lazebnik, Clinical Associate Professor of Law
The course will be an introduction to the concepts surrounding intellectual property through an examination of U.S. law and international treaties. All three major areas of intellectual property – copyright law, patent law, and trademark law – will be covered with the discussions mainly focused on how rights are acquired and when such rights are deserved. The class will also hold discussions surrounding the challenges in enforcing intellectual property across international borders based on the differences in obtainable rights in various countries.
Comparative Corporate LawMartin Gelter, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham
This course will explore core topics in comparative corporate law and comparative corporate governance, focusing on the U.S. and the major Western European jurisdictions (with some excursions to East Asia and to transition economies). Although the corporate form seems to be a universal building block of business development, corporate law and governance systems exhibit considerable diversity, as do the economic systems within which corporate law operates. The course will integrate the two goals of providing an overview of differences in legal regulation, and of introducing participants to current academic thinking on how the respective economic and political framework has shaped the development of corporate law and corporate governance institutions. Topics to be covered include comparative governance structures; board structures; conflicts of interest between managers, shareholders, and other stakeholders; investor protection and enforcement of corporate law; control transactions; the role of gatekeepers; creditor protection and corporate bankruptcy; and the role of the state and corporate governance in emerging economies.
Introduction to Korean Language and Culture (optional non-credit)Leighanne Yuh, Executive Director, B.A. Wellesley, A.M. Columbia, Ph.D. in Korean History at UCLA
These classes are designed for students who have taken no Korean at all or who have taken less than one semester in college. There are homework assignments but no examinations. The course includes excursions to restaurants and other outings to fully immerse students into Korean culture.