LAWS 2056 ‑ International Trade Law


This course examines the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and prepares the student to understand generally the role of international and domestic law in modern trading relations. Emphasis is placed on the issues raised by recent trade agreements, such as non-discrimination (e.g. MFN and national treatment), trade rules and unfair trade remedies, services and intellectual property, trade and environmentalism and so forth. Special attention is given to the dispute settlement mechanism, which emphasizes a legal approach to trade relations. The course will be conducted as a seminar, based on regularly scheduled readings.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: Evaluation by major paper, as well as class participation and minor assignments.
Restrictions: None.