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Executive Program in International Business Law

The Executive Program in International Business Law is geared to non-U.S. lawyers seeking rigorous study of common law and transactional concepts fundamental to doing business with entities in the United States. Instruction will consist of four weeks of coursework and practice observations covering concepts frequently encountered by practitioners such as:

  • International business transactions (including mergers, joint ventures, contracts, sale of goods, international trade, cross-border financing, tax, and immigration)
  • Domestic and cross-border litigation (including stages of trials and appeals, venue, conflict of laws, and alternative dispute resolution)
  • Sources of U.S. law (such as cases, statutes, the Constitution, treaties, administrative law, and state and local regulations)
  • Legal ethics and professional responsibility

Classroom instruction will be integrated with practice skills, as well as observations at courtrooms, government agencies, law firms, and corporate offices. Participants will interact with judges, attorneys, general counsel, and business executives who will convey critical insights about practice in the U.S., including:

  • American business customs
  • Liaising effectively with counsel
  • Navigating the U.S. judicial system

The College of Law also will provide forums for participants to discuss their legal cultures, as well as to introduce their law firms or institutions, to area attorneys and business executives. In this way, participants and local attorneys and executives will have many opportunities to network and form lasting professional contacts.

Review the syllabus for additional information.

Attendees are awarded a Certificate of Participation.

Continuing Practice Development and Continuing Legal Education Credit

Participants may apply to their certifying jurisdictions for continuing practice development (“CPD”) and continuing legal education (“CLE”) credit.