As commercial activity becomes increasingly international, it is important for lawyers, policymakers, and business people to gain an understanding of the variety of commercial law systems that have developed around the world, and to understand some of the principles and concepts underlying these systems. This course will explore major trends and areas of harmonization and conflict in international commercial law, and introduce students to the primary commercial law systems in three regions of the world: the European Union, the Middle East, and China. The course will examine and compare how these systems approach significant areas of commercial law such as banking, contracts, sales, and corporate governance, and consider some of the historical, cultural, and economic influences that have shaped these systems. There are no Commercial Law or Business Law prerequisites for this course.
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Last offered Spring 2014.