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.

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

IBT 471. Sustainable International Economic Development. 1 hour.

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.

IBT 480. International Environmental Law. 1-2 hours.

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

IBT 487. International Employment Law. 1-2 hours.

IBT 488. International Joint Ventures. 2 hours.

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

IBT 492. International Sales and Carriage of Goods. 1-2 hours.

IBT 496. International Secured Transactions. 1 hour.

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.

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

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

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.

IBT 505. Legal Ethics in International Practice. 1-2 hours.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.