LAW 453A: International Trade Law and Policy

This three-credit survey course analyzes the major legal issues in international trade law, including intellectual property and foreign investment law. The principal areas of coverage are: (1) the GATT/World Trade Organization agreements and regional trade agreements such as North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership; (2) the protection of intellectual property; and (3) problems of international investment, including dispute resolution through investor-state arbitration. The course is intended to introduce students to the legal and policy aspects of these related areas, although coverage of intellectual property and investment is more limited that with stand-alone courses in those disciplines.