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Course Name Selected Topics in International Business Law
Course Code BLIS 6999
Course Section A
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Anti-requisite: LAW 6999 - Selected Topics in International Business Law
Course Description

This seminar examines a current or specialized topic of interest to International Business Law students. The Fall 2019 offering of this course will focus on current issues in International Trade Law, focusing on the relationships among Canada, the United States, and China.

Specialization International Business Law
Status Core
Elective for Business Law
General Law
CPD Hours N/A
NCA Status N/A
Instructors Jingxia Shi
Term Summer 2020
Start date 2020-04-29
End date 2020-06-03

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
April 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3

Location Osgoode Hall - 4700 Keele St
Presentation Format In-person
Method of Evaluation All courses in the International Business Law specialization will have at least one research & writing assignment worth up to 100% of the final grade, but may also include marks for participation, reflective journals, in-class presentations, take-home exams, etc. Some IBL courses may also include the option to write a Significant Research Paper (SRP) as the sole assessment for the course.
Program Format Weekly
Available for SCE Yes

International Law on Trade in Services:

This course discusses the theory and jurisprudence, case practice, and latest trends relating to international law on trade in services. Beginning from an introduction to services, services industry, services trade, and their importance to modern economy, this course will first focus on the core rules of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) such as the definitions, scope of application, non-discriminatory principles, market access, and general exceptions. Then the course will spend more time in studying all GATS-related WTO cases thus far, including EC-Bananas, Canada-Autos, Canada-Periodicals, Mexico-Telecommunications, U.S.-Gambling, China-Publications, China-EPS, Argentina-Goods and Services, EC-Energy, etc., in order to help the audience better understand the evolution of GATS jurisprudence and the practice in this area. The last part examines the recent developments in formulating new rules on trade in services through influential RTAs, with an emphasis on USMCA, CPTPP, etc.

All courses and schedules are subject to change.