International Business and Trade (IBT)

IBT 410. Admiralty Law. 2 hours.

Examines general principles of admiralty and maritime law, including admiralty jurisdiction, carriage of goods, bills of lading, the Jones Act and salvage law. Course Information: Same as JD 410. Previously listed as JD 712/IBT 712. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 417. Aviation Law. 2 hours.

Addresses federal aviation law, regulating aviation disasters, liability for injury to persons, rights in air space, conflict of laws, piracy, treaties and jurisdiction. Course Information: Same as JD 417. Previously listed as JD 253/IBT 747. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 418. International Business Transactions. 3 hours.

Addresses issues of private business enterprises, and investing, producing, and marketing their goods and services in the international marketplace. Course Information: Same as JD 418. Previously listed as IBT 716/JD 190. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 419. International Trade Law. 3 hours.

Topics include WTO agreements and US law on international trade in goods and services, tariffs, quotas, unfair trade practices, defenses to claims of trade violations. Course Information: Same as JD 419. Previously listed as IBT 702/JD 084. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 429. Business Aspects of Immigration Law. 2 hours.

Explores those aspects of United States immigration law students are likely to encounter in providing services to their international business clients. Course Information: Same as JD 429. Previously listed as JD 725/IBT 725. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 446. Drafting and Negotiating International Business Agreements. 1 hour.

Students learn to negotiate, draft, and consider a range of issues that arise in the creation of international business agreements. Course Information: Same as JD 446. Previously listed as JD 799AB/IBT 799AB. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 447. Drafting International Business Agreements. 2 hours.

Focuses on drafting international commercial contracts and various clauses in such contracts. Course Information: Same as JD 447. Previously listed as JD 733/IBT 733. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and LAW 422.

IBT 449. Patent Office Practice. 3 hours.

Examines proceeding before the U.S.P.T.O, including patent applications, restriction requirements, application and claim rejection, examiner interviews, appeals, certificates of correction, and reissue practice. Course Information: Same as IP 449 and JD 449. Previously listed as JD 197/IP 402/ IBT 722. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407,and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 432 or IP 432.

IBT 454. U.S. Commercial Law. 3 hours.

Surveys U.S. commercial law, including U.S. contract law and U.C.C. subjects: sales transactions, negotiable instruments, and secured transactions. Course Information: Same as JD 454. Previously listed as JD 715/IBT 715. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416, and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404, and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 471. Sustainable International Economic Development. 1 hour.

Examines sustainable development from the perspective of multinational business activity. Course Information: Same as JD 471. Previously listed as JD 287SE/IBT 799BA. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416, and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404, and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 472. Cyber Crime, Information Warfare and Economic Espionage. 3 hours.

Offers a practitioner's perspective of cybercrimes, information warfare, economic espionage techniques and the criminal justice system’s response. Course Information: Same as JD 472 and PTL 472. Previously listed as IBT 764/ITP 848/JD 848. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 474. Compliance with International Anti-Bribery Conventions. 2 hours.

Introduces international anti-bribery conventions that, in many parts of the world, are revolutionizing how companies conduct their business. Course Information: Same as JD 474. Previously listed as IBT 729/JD 729. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 478. International Economic Development Law. 2 hours.

Explores international contracting and regulation of foreign involvement in economic development, and development initiatives in the IMF, the World Bank, and the GATT/WTO. Course Information: Same as JD 478. Previously listed as JD 770/IBT 770. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 480. International Environmental Law. 1 or 2 hour.

Focuses upon problems of protecting the international environment, including the global commons from trans-border pollution and degradation. Course Information: Same as JD 480. Previously listed as JD 754/IBT 754. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 481. International Trade and Development Law. 1 hour.

Examines how trade can promote development and how to manage trading relationships between rich and poor countries. Course Information: Same as JD 481. Previously listed as JD 799YA/IBT 799YA. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 487. International Employment Law. 1 or 2 hour.

Explores employment law issues that bridge national borders, particularly issues confronting multinational businesses, but also addressing labor unions, expatriates, and immigrants. Course Information: Same as JD 487. Previously listed as JD 789/IBT 789. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 488. International Joint Ventures. 2 hours.

Topics include joint entity negotiations, document preparation, governance, liability protection, tax planning, antitrust law, dispute resolution, development and technology licensing, exit strategies. Course Information: Same as JD 488. Previously listed as JD 714/IBT 714. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 489. Real Estate: International Law. 2 hours.

Covers legal issues arising when a foreign person develops/finances real estate in the US or when US person develops/finances foreign real estate. Course Information: Same as JD 489 and RE 489. Previously listed as JD 615/RE 615/IBT 711. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

IBT 492. International Sales and Carriage of Goods. 1 or 2 hour.

Topics include the U.C.C., U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods, international distributor and sales agent agreements, export documentation, letters of credit and payments. Course Information: Same as JD 492. Previously listed as JD 709/IBT 709. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 496. International Secured Transactions. 1 hour.

Explores U.S. UCC Article 9, provisions for extra-territorial application, comparative legal provisions, international secured transactions and international insolvency provisions. Course Information: Same as JD 496. Previously listed as JD 710/IBT 710. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 498. Administrative Law. 3 hours.

Topics include administrative procedure, the scope of judicial review of administrative action, and the relationship of administrative agencies to the political branches of government. Course Information: Same as JD 498 and RE 498. Previously listed as IBT 703/JD 250/RE 650. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 499. Int'l Copyright Law. 1 hour.

Examines international copyright treaties and neighboring rights conventions, the principle of national treatment, copyright statutes in selected countries, and treatment of moral rights. Course Information: Same as IP 499 and PTL 499. Previously listed as IP 455/ITP 455/IBT 748. Prerequisite(s): JD 409 or IP 409 or PTL 409.

IBT 500. Law and Practice Before the U.S. Court of International Trade. 1 hour.

Exposes students to the unique rules of practice at the United States Court of International Trade. Course Information: Same as JD 500. Previously listed as JD 706/IBT 706. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 501. Lawyering Skills for Foreign Lawyers. 2 hours.

Designed to develop research and writing skills of foreign graduate law students. Course Information: Same as USL 501. Previously listed as GLS 501.

IBT 502. U.S. Customs and Import Laws. 3 hours.

Topics include import rules and procedures, tariff classification, valuation, free trade agreements, duty preference programs, rules of origin and marking rules. Same as JD 502. Previously listed as JD 700/IBT 700. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 504. Law and Practice in Trade Compliance. 1 hour.

Provides information from a "corporate compliance" officer's position as it relates to international trade compliance. Course Information: Same as JD 504. Previously listed as JD 799QA/IBT 799QA. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 505. Legal Ethics in International Practice. 1 or 2 hour.

Explores issues of professional responsibility involving multiple national jurisdictions, from the standpoint of ethical standards applicable to U.S. lawyers. Course Information: Same as JD 505. Previously listed as JD 749/IBT 749. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 506. Comparative and International Patent Law. 3 hours.

Examines substantive non-U.S. patent law, including an examination of treaties and conventions and illustration of how international patent systems operate. Course Information: Same as IP 506 and TX 506. Previously listed as IP 494/IBT 769. Prerequisite(s): JD 432 or IP 432 or JD 469 or IP 469.

IBT 507. Multinational Corporations Law. 3 hours.

Topics include joint ventures, approaches to regulating foreign direct investment, expropriations, and codes of conduct for multinational corporations. Course information: Same as JD 507. Previously listed as JD 730/IBT 730. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 508. U.S. Free Trade Agreements. 2 or 3 hours.

Introduces students to various free trade agreements and the legal structure that supports them. Course Information: Same as JD 508. Previously listed as JD 766/IBT 766. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416, and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404, and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 511. Ethics of Practicing Law in a Digital World. 2 hours.

Examines application of legal ethics to the use of technology in law practice, exploring technological developments that facilitate and advance, delivering legal services. Course Information: Same as PTL 511. Previously listed as ITP 812/IBT 762.

IBT 512. International Trademark Law. 2 hours.

Examines foreign trademark and unfair competition law, including prosecution, renewals, licensing, assignments, watching, opposition, cancellation, infringement, use, and marking. Course Information: Same as IP 512. Previously listed as IP 414/IBT 746. Prerequisite(s): JD 400 or IP 400.

IBT 514. International and Comparative Sports Law. 2 hours.

Covers a range of topics including sports governance by national and international institutions, doping and WADA, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Course Information: Same as JD 514. Previously listed as IBT 772/JD 772. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 515. Advanced Legal Research: International Law. 1 hour.

Covers international legal research selected specialty topics (i.e. international trade and investment law; international human rights). Course Information: Same as JD 515. Previously listed as JD 058IL/IBT 790. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 516. First Amendment Issues in a Digital Age. 2 hours.

Offers a practical perspective on First Amendment laws developed in the print and broadcast media that are now being applied to a technology. Course Information: Same as JD 516 and PTL 516. Previously listed as IBT 841/IBT 771/JD 841. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 519. Homeland Security. 2 hours.

Explores the Department of Homeland Security and applicable laws. It will also address immigration, trade and transportation, privacy and environmental issues. Course Information: Same as JD 519. Previously listed as IBT 717/JD 717. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 523. International Commercial Dispute Resolution. 2 hours.

Topics include jurisdiction, international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards and immunity. Course Information: Same as JD 523. Previously listed as IBT 720/JD 198. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 525. Cyberspace Law. 3 hours.

Surveys Internet law, including tort liability, freedom of expression, crime and security, privacy, intellectual property rights, regulation, and jurisdiction. Course Information: Same as JD 525 and PTL 525. Previously listed as JD 214/ITP 808/IBT 767. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 527. Derivatives Law. 2 hours.

Provides students with an introduction to the mechanics and uses of derivatives, as well as their complex and dynamic regulatory and legal landscape. Course Information: Same as JD 527. Previously listed as JD 777/IBT 777. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 529. European Union Business and Investment Law. 2 or 3 hours.

Explores the nature and structures of the European Union, with particular reference to its substantive law of trade, investment, and economic development. Course Information: Same as JD 529. Previously listed as JD 760/IBT 760. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 530. Electronic Commerce Law. 2 hours.

Topics include electronic business models, formation and operation of e-commerce companies, protecting the assets of e-commerce companies, electronic contracts, consumer protection, and much more. Course Information: Same as PTL 530. Previously listed as ITP 830/IBT 761.

IBT 531. U.S. Taxation of International Transactions and Foreign Taxpayers. 2 hours.

Examines U.S. taxation of international commercial transactions involving U.S. and foreign taxpayers. Course Information: Same as TX 531. Previously listed as TX 387/IBT 787.

IBT 532. Global Investment Law. 2 hours.

Examines federal and state regulation of foreign investment in U.S. corporations, assets and real property and foreign national regulation of U.S. investment overseas. Course Information: Same as JD 532. Previously listed as JD 741/IBT 741. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 533. Global Privacy. 2 hours.

This seminar explores global implications of information crossing jurisdictional lines and conflicts of laws and culture regarding protection of information and information privacy. Course Information: Same as PTL 533. Previously listed as ITP 855/IBT 755.

IBT 534. International Banking and Finance Laws. 3 hours.

Topics include letters of credit, banking and bank secrecy regulation and practices, efforts to combat money laundering, and currency regulation. Course Information: Same as JD 534. Previously listed as IBT 735/JD 735. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 536. International Antitrust Law. 1 or 2 hour.

Explores extraterritorial application of U.S. antitrust law, the "effects" doctrine, international enforcement cooperation, and European Union antitrust enforcement. Course Information: Same as JD 536. Previously listed as IBT 744/JD 744. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IBT 537. U.S. Export Law. 1-3 hours.

Introduces U.S. export law, conventions, anti-boycott laws, Trading with the Enemy and Foreign Corrupt Practices Acts, and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Course Information: Same as JD 537. Previously listed as JD 750/IBT 750. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and and JD 480 ; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 502 or IBT 502 or JD 419 or IBT 419 or JD 508 or IBT 508.

IBT 550. Externship in IBT Law. 1 or 2 hour.

Graduates of foreign law schools selected to participate in this course will work with attorneys from private and public agencies approved by the law school. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Previously listed as IBT 763. JD students may not complete more than 15 combined clinic and extern credit hours (including no more than 6 externship credits).

IBT 553. International Employee Benefits Law. 1 hour.

Examines issues arising from the use of employee benefit plans in the international context. Course Information: Same as EB 553. Previously listed as EB 388/IBT 788. Prerequisite(s): JD 475 or EB 475.

IBT 555. Practicum in International Business and Trade Law. 1-3 hours.

Practicum involves attorney supervised work in international business and trade law in a law practice setting. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Previously listed as IBT 795. JD students may not complete more than 15 experiential learning credits overall (including no more than 6 externship credits).

IBT 594. Special Topics in International Business Transactions. 1 or 2 hour.

Masters classes will be offered on advanced topics in international economic law and practice by visiting and resident scholars. Course Information: Previously listed as IBT 751. May be repeated if topics vary.

IBT 596. Independent Study in International Business Transactions. 1-3 hours.

An independent study project must be approved by the director and requires scholarly study which will result in a significant contribution to International business and trade law. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary to a maximum of 3 hours. Previously listed as IBT 791.