RIBL-687: International Business: Understanding & Managing Legal Risks Report a Broken Link

Many companies seek to set up branches or invest in projects in foreign countries without realizing the potential legal risks of such activities. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of international law in order to support decisions that both understand and minimize legal risk of doing business in various global contexts.

Students will explore international law practices and enforcement through a series of topics including, but not limited to: understanding the legal risks of foreign investment, minimizing risks by investing in countries that have bilateral investment treaties with their home country, and using commercial arbitration to settle disputes that may result in awards enforceable against the assets of the foreign government.

Required Readings


Week 1


Week 2


Reading 6: McCahon, S. (2011, June). Doing business in India: proceed with caution! U.S.-India Business Council Legal Services Newsletter. Retrieved from http://mccahonlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/article-sam-usibc.pdf

Note: Students are no longer required to read Reading 6.

Week 3


Week 4


Week 5


Week 6


Note to students: Please review Reading 8 (audio recording) from Week 2.

Week 7


Week 8


There are no readings this week.

Week 9


Reading 40: Verdun, J. (2015, March 12). Protesters at Children's Place headquarters in Secaucus arrested. NorthJersey.com. Retrieved from http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/protesters-at-children-s-place-headquarters-arrested-1.1287744

Note: Students are no longer required to read Reading 40.

Week 10


Supplementary Readings


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Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
See Davis and Franks (2014) reading from Week 1 Supplementary Readings and Alvarez (2014) video from Week 2 Supplementary Readings
Week 7
Weeks 8-10: No readings