Cross Border Contracts

This course will deal with the process and substance of cross-border contracting.  We will develop skills called for in negotiation of contracts by lawyers from different legal and national cultures, using videotapes of simulated negotiation sessions.  We will consider important substantive difference between US and some major foreign systems of contract law, including in that a review of the CISG which we share with other major trading countries, and the UNIDROIT Principles often incorporated as norms in non-sales cross-border contracts.  Finally, we will focus on drafting important provisions in cross-border contracts, including choice of law clauses, as well as provisions to deal with changed circumstances and dispute resolution.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? No

Does this course satisfy the skills requirement? No

Is this course open to LL.M. students? Yes

Do the credits of this course count toward the specialized program credits that students need for the Banking, Corporate & Finance Law LL.M. Program? Yes

Do the credits of this course count toward the specialized program credits that students need for the International Business & Trade Law LL.M. Program? Yes