Cayman Islands Fall Intersession Program Courses

Week 1:  December 26-29, 2023


INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Appleby, Associate Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law

This course will cover both business law and tax law issues related to business structuring and planning, with a particular focus on offshore business planning. 


Students will learn to consider, analyze, and apply basic concepts in: (i) choosing the proper form of entity to carry on a business, (ii) forming the entity that will carry on the business, and (iii) financing the entity with debt and equity. This course will address business and tax regimes in the United States and offshore.  This course is structured around a practical business problem divided into various phases—increasing in complexity from establishing and incorporating a new entity, to its financing, and concluding with its sale.  


Week 2:  January 2-5, 2024


INSTRUCTOR:  Joseph Morrissey, Professor of Law and Leroy Highbaugh Sr. Research Chair,
Stetson University College of Law

This class provides intensive exposure to the law governing international sales transactions, the CISG, as well as an introduction to international commercial arbitration. The CISG governs the substantive law that applies by default to transnational sales of goods when the parties involved are from any of the 85 signatory nations, including some Caribbean nations (Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines). This class is essential for anyone hoping to become involved with international trade.