Professor Germain/Professor Mousseron (Credits: 2)
This course will first present the European legal framework and examine how the European legislation interferes with national laws. It will then focus on two substantive matters: product liability and free movement of goods. In order to have a more complete view of the rules applicable to businesses in Europe, a third section of the course will examine how transnational and local usages of trade complement the European and national legislations.
Professor Dawson (Credits: 2)
A study of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Students will study the provisions of the Convention and decisions rendered pursuant to those provisions, with some comparison to corresponding provisions of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The course will focus on the scope and applicability of the Convention; formation of the sales contract; performance of the contract; and judicial and non-judicial remedies.
Professor Lidsky (Credits: 2)
Cyberlaw will focus on how the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution applies to rapidly changing technologies of communication. We will explore topics such as jurisdiction, anonymity, privacy, defamation, and public forum doctrine in the cyberlaw context. Students in the seminar will produce a research paper of at least twenty pages analyzing one of these issues in depth. Students will also be graded based on participation in seminar discussions
and an oral presentation.
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