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International Trade - Fall 2012

Fall Term, Block A
M,T, W 3:20 PM - 4:40 PM

Assistant Professor Mark Wu
4 classroom credits

This course provides an overview of the legal system governing international trade, with a primary emphasis on the agreements and adjudicatory decisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The course considers the fundamental principles of international trade rules and the various exceptions provided to WTO members under the existing legal regime to address trade-related concerns. It also explores how institutional structures, at the national and international levels, affect the development of trade law and policy. In addition, we will discuss some of the more recent (and more controversial) areas regulated by the global trade regime, including services and intellectual property.