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Courses in International Commercial Law (ICL)

ICL courses are taught in an intensive format during the summer special session. For more information, contact the International Law Programs at 530-752-6081 orllm@ucdavis.edu.

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201. Orientation in United States Law (7)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or the equivalent. Investigation of the Common Law System of the United States. Includes structure of the U.S. government, Constitutional law, contracts, torts, real property, consumer law, securities law, intellectual property, antitrust, taxation, labor law, environmental law, ethics, remedies, legal research and trial practice.

201A. Fundamentals in United States Law (4)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or equivalent. Investigation of the Common Law System of the U.S. Includes the American constitutional system, the American judiciary, the American civil trial, and foundational substantive and procedural law such as real property, torts, criminal law and procedure, civil procedure, and contracts.

201B. Advanced Topics in United States Law (3)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School education or equivalent. Orientation to advanced topics in U.S. law: Intellectual Property (including copyright and trademarks), Commercial and Consumer Law, Advanced Contracts, Antitrust, Taxation, Remedies, Labor Law, Environmental Law, Dispute Resolution, Remedies and introduction to trial techniques and legal research/writing.

202. Introduction to Contracts (4)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or the equivalent. Examines sorts of promises that are enforced and the nature of protection given promissory obligations in both commercial and noncommercial transactions. Inquiry is made into the means by which traditional doctrine adjusts to changing social demands.

202A. Introduction to Contracts Formation (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or equivalent. Examines formation of the sorts of promises that are enforced and the nature of protection given promissory obligations in both commercial and noncommercial transactions. Inquiry is made into the means by which traditional doctrine adjusts to changing social demands.

202AS. Introduction to Contracts Formation (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School education or equivalent. Examines formation of the sorts of promises that are enforced and the nature of protection given promissory obligations in both commercial and noncommercial transactions. Inquiry is made into the means by which traditional doctrine adjusts to changing social demands. Offered irregularly.

202B. Contracts Performance (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or equivalent. Examines issues of performing promises that are enforceable and possible breach of promissory obligations in both commercial and noncommercial transactions. Inquiry is made into the means by which traditional doctrine adjusts to changing social demands.

202BS. Contracts Performance (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or equivalent; course 202A or equivalent. Examines issues of performing promises that are enforceable and possible breach of promissory obligations in both commercial and noncommercial transactions. Inquiry is made into the means by which traditional doctrine adjusts to changing social demands. Offered irregularly.

203. Civil Procedure (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or the equivalent. Study of the fundamental and recurrent problems in civil actions including the methods used by federal and state courts to resolve civil disputes.

204. International Joint Ventures (3)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School education or equivalent; course 201. International and U.S. business and legal transactions. Legal planning, problem solving, decision making and negotiations related to the break-up and dissolution of a major international joint venture. U.S. laws including finance, tax, bankruptcy, labor, antitrust, environmental, corporate structures and intellectual property.

205. Introduction to Constitutional Law (4)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or the equivalent. Principles, doctrines and controversies regarding the structure and division of powers in American government. Includes judicial review, jurisdiction, standing to sue, federalism, federal and state powers and immunities, and the separation of powers among branches of the federal government.

205A. Overview of US Constitutional Law (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School education or equivalent. Principles, doctrines and controversies regarding the structure and division of powers in American government. Includes judicial review, jurisdiction, standing to sue, federalism, federal and state powers and immunities, and the separation of powers among branches of the federal government.

205AS. Overview of US Constitutional Law (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School education or equivalent. Principles, doctrines and controversies regarding the structure and division of powers in American government. Includes judicial review, jurisdiction, standing to sue, federalism, federal and state powers and immunities, and the separation of powers among branches of the federal government.

205B. Constitutional Law—Protection of Individual Rights (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School education or equivalent. Principles, doctrines and controversies regarding the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights, including due process of law, equal protection, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, state action, and congressional legislation in aid of civil rights and liberties.

211. Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution (1)

Lecture/discussion—10 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. Mechanisms for resolving disputes including the alternatives to litigation such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

212. Introduction to Negotiation (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or the equivalent. Introduction to theoretical and empirical approaches to negotiation for the purposes of making deals and resolving legal disputes.

212S. Introduction to Negotiation (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School education or equivalent. Introduction to theoretical and empirical approaches to negotiation for the purposes of making deals and resolving legal disputes.

214. Advanced Negotiation (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or the equivalent. Principles and empirical approaches to advanced negotiations including negotiation framework, models, styles, multiple party/issue negotiations and settlements.

214S. Advanced Negotiation (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or equivalent. Principles and empirical approaches to advanced negotiations including negotiation framework, models, styles, multiple party/issue negotiations and settlements.

215. Business Associations (4)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. Legal rules and concepts applicable to business associations including general partnerships, joint ventures, limited partnerships, limited liability entities, and sole proprietorships.

215S. Business Associations (4)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School education or equivalent; course 201. Legal rules and concepts applicable to business associations including general partnerships, joint ventures, limited partnerships, limited liability entities, and sole proprietorships. Offered irregularly.

216. International Business Transactions (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. Legal problems arising from international business transactions. Focus on international sales contracts, choice of law, forum selection clauses, letters of credit, transfers of technology, regulation of bribery, development of joint ventures, repatriation of profits, foreign exchange problems, and national efforts to control imports.

217. Alternative Dispute Resolution (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or the equivalent. Introduces students to a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution procedures, with an in-depth emphasis on negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

219. Advanced Writing Project (4)

Project. Prerequisite: course 201, law school education or the equivalent. The completion of a written research project under the active supervision of a faculty member in satisfaction of the research-writing requirement. (S/U grading only.)

220. United States Taxation of Multinational Investments (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. An analysis of the United States taxation of multinational investments including jurisdiction of tax, the U.S. tax system, foreign tax credits, treaties, and transfer pricing.

227. Criminal Procedure (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or equivalent. Federal constitutional limits on government authority to gather evidence and investigate crime. Includes Fourth Amendment limits on search, seizure, and arrest; Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination; Sixth Amendment right to counsel.

228A. Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School education or equivalent. Practical approach to mergers and acquisitions with an in-depth look at the planning, negotiation and completion of mergers and acquisitions.

228AS. Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School education or equivalent. Practical approach to mergers and acquisitions with an in-depth look at the planning, negotiation and completion of mergers and acquisitions.

236. United States Securities Law and Regulation (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. Structural and jurisdictional issues associated with securities practice. Topics include the regulation of public offerings, transactions by corporate insiders, regulation of corporate disclosure and conduct, and the liabilities of corporations and individuals under anti-fraud provisions.

239. Mediation (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or the equivalent. Introduction to the mediation process. Development of communication skills, the ability to analyze disputes, to understand why mediations succeed or fail, and understand the advantages and limitations of mediation as a method of resolving disputes.

242. Private International Law (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; Law School education or equivalent. Operating law across national borders; emphasis on methods of resolving international disputes. International aspects of jurisdiction, choice of law, judgment enforcement, forum choice, process service, taking of evidence, foreign sovereign immunity, extraterritorial regulation of antitrust, securities; other national laws.

242S. Private International Law (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; Law School education or equivalent. Operating law across national borders; emphasis on methods of resolving international disputes. International aspects of jurisdiction, choice of law, judgment enforcement, forum choice, process service, taking of evidence, foreign sovereign immunity, extraterritorial regulation of antitrust, securities; other national laws.

247. Banking Law (1)

Lecture/discussion—10 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. Institutional features of international banking transactions, the structure of a large financial deal, and the mechanics of overseeing large loans. Emphasis on negotiable instruments such as bills of lading, letters of credit, standby letters of credit, and interbank transactions.

249. Comparative Law (1)

Lecture/discussion—10 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. A comparative study of the development of schools of legal thought, chiefly Common law systems and Civil law traditions. Attention to the historical reasons for their divergence, contemporary approaches to universal problems such as succession, torts, and contracts, the cross-fertilization of laws and difficulties commonly associated with importing foreign law into new territory.

250. International Trade Law (3)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. An investigation of global trading systems including international trade in goods and services, e-commerce, international intellectual property, international tax planning and investment. Includes substantive and procedural provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Offered in alternate years.

251. United States Litigation Issues (1)

Lecture/discussion—10 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. Prevention and resolution of disputes in international commerce. Emphasis on preparing for a trial in the United States. Includes the study of pre-trial motions, jury selection, opening statements, rules of evidence, closing arguments, and the selection of appropriate strategies.

262. Antitrust (1)

Lecture/discussion—10 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. Historical and institutional background of antitrust law in the United States. The statutory framework including price fixing, limits on distribution, monopolization and mergers, and reporting requirements.

270. Financing International Transactions (3)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. How capital is raised in international markets. Investment strategies for U.S. markets. Taxation of financial investments, international currency regulation, and assessing rates of return on international investments.

274. Intellectual Property (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. Intensive study of intellectual property law. Including copyright, trademark and patent law and unfair competition.

274S. Intellectual Property (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School or equivalent; course 201. Intensive study of intellectual property law. Including copyright, trademark and patent law and unfair competition.

283. Contract Remedies (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or equivalent. Covers a range of remedies for contract breach: remedies under common law and equity, liquidated damages clauses, remedies for mistake and unconscionability as well as breach of contract for the Sale of Goods under UCC Article II.

283S. Contract Remedies (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law School education or equivalent; course 202A, 202B or equivalent. Covers a range of remedies for contract breach: remedies under common law and equity, liquidated damages clauses, remedies for mistake and unconscionability as well as breach of contract for the Sale of Goods under UCC Article II.

285. Environmental Law (2)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or the equivalent. Introduction to federal and state environmental law. Historical development of environmental law; the role of courts, the legislature and the executive branch in the development and implementation of environmental policy. Review of major statutes.

289. Licensing Academy in Intellectual Property & Technology (4)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 201. Law School education or equivalent. Intellectual property as it relates to current forms of legal protection and how new innovations fit into these models, including public-private technology transfer, patents, institutional objectives, technology transfer offices, startups, and licenses.

290. American Legal System Research Seminar (1)

Seminar—5 hours. Prerequisite: course 201, law school education or equivalent. American legal system and its structure. Legal research methodologies and presentation with attention to analysis, synthesis, organization, and editing techniques common to legal writing. (S/U grading only.)

291C. International Commercial Law Seminar (4)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; Law School education or equivalent. Advanced seminar on a current topic in International Commercial Law. Offered at the University of Cologne in Cologne, Germany for two weeks each summer. May be repeated three times for credit when topic differs.

292. International Commercial Law Seminar (1-4)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or equivalent. Advanced seminar in a current topic in International Commercial Law. Topic will change each year the course is offered. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs.

292S. International Commercial Law Seminar (1-4)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: Law school education or equivalent. Advanced seminar in a current topic in International Commercial Law. Topic will change each year the course is offered. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs.

299. Advanced Research in Legal Problems (1-4)

Prerequisite: course 201; law school education or the equivalent. Permission of supervising instructor. Student individualized research projects under faculty supervision. (S/U grading only.)

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