Courses - Tianjin, China
(July 1-4, 2013)
An Introduction to the Convention on The International Sale of Goods (1 credit)
Instructor: Dr. Bruno Zeller, Victoria University, Australia
During the course, the student will be introduced to, and gain confidence with, the structure, principles and rules of the CISG and at the end of the course must be able to apply the CISG to concrete cases. The whole convention and its rules will be examined and the interplay between the general part I and part II and III will be emphasized and analyzed.
(July 8-11, 2013)
International Business Contract Negotiation (1 credit)
Instructor: Joseph D. Harbaugh, Nova Southeastern University
The simulation based course combines lecture-discussion of the fundamentals of negotiation (including exercises and video exemplars), with an emphasis on cross-cultural business negotiation. The course will include two transactional negotiation exercises in which students will represent business clients from several countries (including the summer program host country). The negotiation problems have been used to train lawyers and businesspeople in US, Europe, South America, Middle East, and China. The first two class sessions will involve lecture-discussion; the final two sessions will be devoted to negotiation exercises (roughly divided: first hour final group prep; second hour negotiation and joint post-negotiation questionnaire; third hour negotiation debriefing).
(July 15-18, 2013)
Economic Constitutionalism and Reform in Asia: A Comparative Analysis of the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (1 credit)
Instructor: David Ritchie, Mercer University School of Law
In this class we will begin by looking at the history of modern constitutionalism, exploring the various models of modern constitutionalism that have developed during the last 300 years. We will discuss the parameters of modern constitutionalism, and evaluate the efficacy of constitutionalism as a political and legal movement. We will then explore the relatively new concept of economic constitutionalism, particularly as it applies to the nations of the Asian-Pacific Rim.
We will then look specifically at the text of the Constitution of People's Republic of China, the Constitutions of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and finally the Constitution of Vietnam. We will compare each of these documents to the basic parameters we developed with regard to modern constitutionalism, discussing the similarities and differences. We will also evaluate these documents in the context of the debate about economic constitutionalism, with a special focus on the calls for reform that have come from both inside and outside these nations.
(July 22-25, 2013)
International and Comparative Competition Law (1 credit)
Instructor: Mark D. Bauer, Stetson University College of Law
Competition Law (called antitrust in the United States) is one of the most important elements of foreign trade and international associations. None of the developed economies will extend favorable trading relationships to countries without developed and enforced competition laws. Most international trade groups (most notably the European Union, but also including Mercosur) consider competition law to be the keystone of free trade between member countries.
International and Comparative Competition Law first teaches the basic precepts of competition law, focusing on the seminal American antitrust law, and then the similar (although with a different focus) regime in the European Union. With that knowledge, the course then focuses on something particularly relevant for that nation - for example, in Argentina, the focus is on Argentine antitrust law and Mercosur; in Granada, the focus is on comparing the American to the EU system; in China, the focus would be on the Chinese Antimonopoly Law. Finally, the course looks at international competition law, which deals with soft and hard agreements on worldwide competition issues.