A total of six credits worth of courses will be offered during the Summer Study Abroad program. U.S. federal financial aid depends on taking at least five credits during the summer semester either in this program, or in a combination with other summer semester courses at your law school. The following are the courses we anticipate offering in Summer 2019.* Please note that acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by your home institution.

Cross-Border Practice: Essentials for the International Lawyer (2 credits) (July 15-26 – South Korea)

This course will combine aspects of international jurisdiction, conflicts of law, and cross-border civil litigation to give students a grounding in the doctrine, practice, and ethics essential for the toolkit of any international lawyer. In an intensive team-taught two-week session, we will address a wide range of issues from skills in listening, strategy and cultural competency; to the relevance of critical issues in comparative law (both substantive and procedural) for transnational civil litigation; to a wide array of ancillary issues that closely affect the everyday realities of the practice of law in a cross-border or transnational context. Ethical issues will be woven into the discussion as they play a distinct and vital role in the work of the successful international lawyer. The class will call upon students not only to take active part in discussions of assigned readings, but also to engage in functional skills exercises to cultivate and deploy the tools of the international lawyer in practice. Grades for the course will be based on class participation and performance in a variety of practical skills exercises.

Co-taught by Professor of Law - Matthew Wilson | Bio

Co-taught by Professor of Law Sarah Cravens Bio

International Commercial Arbitration (1 credit) (July 15-26 – South Korea)

This course provides an introduction to the field of international commercial arbitration, which has become the default means of settling international disputes. The course will cover the cross-border elements of arbitration from an Asian and American perspective. It will provide an introduction to the field of international commercial arbitration, agreements to arbitration, the selection of arbitrators, the arbitration process, and arbitral award.

Taught by David MacArthur - Partner at Bae, Kim & Lec, llc. | Bio

Global Issues in Tort Law (2 credits) (July 29 to Aug. 9 – Japan)

This course gives an overview of essential global issues in the field of Tort Law. Readings and class discussions cover major topics such as: (1) comparisons of the substantive law of particular Torts in different countries; (2) the implications of International Law (e.g. Conventions, Treaties, etc.) for the substantive law of Torts in a given country; (3) the effect of specific statutes that attempt cross-border influence on tortious conduct; (4) issues specific to the practice of cross-border Tort litigation, such as Conflict of Laws, Remedies, Attorneys Fees, etc. Substantive course coverage draws on recent, high-profile examples, and while on the whole truly international in its approach, there is emphasis at various points on comparisons between the law of the U.S. and Japan.

Taught by Professor of Law Sarah Cravens | Bio

International Contracting Strategies (1 credit) (July 29 to Aug. 9 – Japan)

Negotiating and drafting international contracts is a risky business. It is also one of the most difficult tasks confronting a young lawyer. This course focuses on understanding the particularities of international contracts. It extends beyond the textbook and bridges the gap between contract theory, contract negotiations and drafting. It also offers practical insights into international contracts such as licenses, distributorships and joint ventures. It will principally focus on developing skills in negotiating and drafting these types of contracts.

Taught by Professor of Law - Matthew Wilson | Bio

* If changes become necessary, those will be posted on this website as soon as they are known. If changes are made after students are already enrolled, those students will also be made aware by email.