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Université de Toulouse - Le Mirail

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European Union Law (LAW 221)

2 units - Mme Sylvaine Peruzzetto

This course will explore the historical development of the European Union and examine the institutions established to govern this club of nations. It will also explore the relationship between the Union, its Member States and the rest of the world. Additionally, the course will focus on the sources and forms of E.U. Law as well as the doctrine of "Supremacy of E.U. Law." Additional areas of substantive law, procedural actions, enforcement, and/or remedies may also be covered in the course.

International Intellectual Property (LAW 379)

This course has been approved for credit toward the Certificate in Intellectual Property.

2 units -

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to intellectual property concepts in the context of a global economy. The topics covered illustrate not only the application of legal principles, but the impact the treatment of intellectual property rights has on a broad range of social and political interests.

This course has been approved for credit toward the Certificate in Intellectual Property.

Entertainment Law (LAW 704)

This course has been approved for credit toward the Certificate in Intellectual Property.

2 units - Professor Robert M. C. Webster

An examination of the legal aspects of entertainment, including requirements for contracts and agreements between parties involved in the industry.

This course has been approved for credit toward the Certificate in Intellectual Property.

Syllabus
This very practical course is designed to explore fundamental aspects of Entertainment Law in a way that will provide students with a basic mastery of areas of the law vital to the enthralling world of the entertainment business. It will give students a practitioner’s overview of the following: the protection of ideas, contractual and constitutional issues, essential trademark and copyright matters, celebrity rights of publicity, the function of guilds and unions, the role of agents, managers and lawyers in the representation of talent and the art of deal-making and interacting with clients. Custom and practice within the Industry will also be studied. This course should also help students develop and refine some important lawyering skills such as client counseling, negotiating and drafting contracts.

International and Comparative Animal Law (LAW 912)

This course has been approved for credit toward the Certificate in Intellectual Property.

2 units - Professor Thomas G. Kelch

This course looks at animal law from an international and comparative law perspective, analyzing the impact of globalization and other cultural and economic forces on the use of animals in agriculture, experimentation and entertainment. Although the class is focused on issues relating to animals, it covers a number of subjects of general applicability relating to international law, international trade, intellectual property and environmental law. Some of the subjects covered may include analysis of moral theories relating to the relationship between humans and non-human animals; review of laws of numerous jurisdictions relating to the use of animals in agriculture, scientific experiments, sport and entertainment, including film, circuses and animal exhibitions; analysis of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; study of the impact of international trade agreements on Animal Law issues, with a focus on the World Trade Organization, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; consideration of the recent trend toward protecting the interests of animals through constitutional provisions; and analysis of animal-related intellectual property issues including cloning, patenting of life forms, trade secrets, and sales of artwork created by animals. Recurrent topics of discussion are the impact of globalization on Animal Law, and the economic, moral, social and cultural foundations of the various approaches taken to Animal Law in different jurisdictions.

This course has been approved for credit toward the Certificate in Intellectual Property.

International Sports Law (LAW 961)

This course has been approved for credit toward the Certificate in Intellectual Property.

2 units - Kristen Martin

This course will introduce students to the developing field of international sports law and the practical application and impact of such laws. The course examines the legal and international dimensions of the modern sports industry. Additional areas of course coverage may include the historical development of amateur and professional sports, the structure of sporting organizations, the international governance of sport, the impact of intellectual property on sponsorship and promotion of sporting events, the special problems associated with doping in sports, international sports as a basis for advancing social and political agendas, and the increasing commercialization and globalization of sports.

This course has been approved for credit toward the Certificate in Intellectual Property.

"This is a perfect program for those interested in a career in the Entertainment Industry."

— Aaron Cohen, Whittier Law School

WLS Study Abroad Program - france
WLS Study Abroad Program - france
WLS Study Abroad Program - france
WLS Study Abroad Program - france
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