Courses - Granada, Spain

Week 1
(June 8-11, 2020)

International Intellectual Property Law (1 Credit)
Instructor: Christopher Ryan, Roger Williams 

This course will introduce you to the world of International IP law, with a focus on how nations within the European Union handle IP, providing an overview of the substantive content of, and legal authority for, international IP rights. It aims at making you familiar with the system of the international IP conventions and treaties, how they work, and how they are applied.

Week 2 
(June 15-18, 2020)

International Privacy and Consumer Law  (1 Credit)
Instructor: Mark Bauer, Stetson

This course will be devoted to the doctrine of consumer law and the related new field arising in privacy law. Consumer law is a modern legal doctrine, but after over 100 years, there is global recognition of business practices that are unacceptable, and the role of governments to protect individuals from harm and fraud. The course will explore basic components of consumer protection law, international consensus, areas where consensus has yet to develop, and the role of international organizations and agreements.

Week 3
(June 22-25, 2020)

Analysis of Global Marijuana Laws (1 credit)
Instructor: Jennifer Smith, FAMU

Marijuana (cannabis) is one of the most popular drugs in the world and one of the most highly regulated. Marijuana is globally the most commonly used psychoactive substance under international control. This four day (12.5 hour) class will examine: 1) what is marijuana/cannabis and what is hemp; 2) medical marijuana and the related issues; 3) civil rights issues (historical and present), including the racial and gender gap in the current movement; and 4) the intersection of cannabis law other areas of law, investing in cannabis, lawyers and ethics in marijuana law, and the future of cannabis law.

Week 4
(June 29 - July 2, 2020)

Resolving Procedural Conflicts in Transnational Litigation  (1 credit)
Instructor: Wendy Scott, Elon

This course will explore the procedural conflicts that arise in private litigation between citizens of different countries. Topics will include judicial jurisdiction; enforcement and recognition of foreign judgments; the role of international arbitration; and the role of treaties, judicial decisions, rules and legislation in the United States and other countries in conflict resolution. Students will explore doctrines and policies such as comity, sovereignty, the efficiency of domestic legal systems in dealing with foreign parties and the burden on private parties facing conflicting national and adjudicative norms.