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Study Abroad Class in Nanjing, China

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COURSE LIST

Comparative Family Law (2 units)
Course Instructor: Professor Jennifer Mertus
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Contemporary Topics in Child & Family Law: Comparative Perspectives (1-2 units)
Course Instructor: Professor Jennifer Mertus
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International Business Transactions (1-2 units)
Course Instructor: Professor Robert Webster
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International Entertainment Law (2 units)
Course Instructor: Professor Robert Webster
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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Comparative Family Law (2 units)

LAW 915
This course will survey and compare issues in family law in various countries. Laws governing the formation of the family, traditional and alternative family structures, gender role expectations, same sex unions, marital laws and the division of property at the termination of the marriage may be covered. Particular emphasis will be on California’s community property system with comparisons to other systems of property distribution.

Contemporary Topics in Child & Family Law: Comparative Perspectives (1-2 units)

LAW 359A
This course will survey and compare issues in family law in various countries. Laws governing the formation of the family, traditional and alternative family structures, gender role expectations, same sex unions, marital laws and the division of property at the termination of the marriage may be covered. Particular emphasis will be on California’s community property system with comparisons to other systems of property distribution.

International Business Transactions (1-2 units)

LAW 555
This course covers both private and public (government regulation) aspects of international business transactions. Specific topics covered may include international sales contracts and the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG), regulation of foreign investment and bilateral investment treaties (BITs), private international dispute resolution (including choice of forum and choice of law clauses, international commercial arbitration, and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards), U.S. customs law, remedies and responses to unfairly traded imports, and the regulation of international bribery through the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

International Entertainment Law (2 units)

LAW 737
This course is designed to provide a very practical overview of the international legal regime that governs the global entertainment business. The course will cover intellectual property matters such as trademark and copyright laws in addition to dealing with issues relating to reputation protection, freedom of expression and privacy and the law of Ideas. Talent contracts and related immigration matters will also be considered.

"I am very impressed with the professors' ability to teach the U.S. law from an international perspective."

— Wei Yuan, Visiting student from Georgetown University School of Law

WLS Study Abroad Program - China
WLS Study Abroad Program - China
WLS Study Abroad Program - China
WLS Study Abroad Program - China
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