Regulations for Investments and International Trade School of Government and Public Transformation — Tecnológico de Monterrey (3 credits)
During this course, students will examine the legal institutions that regulate international trade, basing their analysis on these institutions’ economic architecture. All students will individually perform a critical analysis of these institutions and given regulations, as well as of the interpretations used by several dispute-resolution bodies.
Arbitraje y Litigios Transnacionales
Arbitration and Transnational Litigation School of Government and Public Transformation — Tecnológico de Monterrey (3 credits)
The aim of this course is to enable students to gain in-depth knowledge of the procedural aspects of private international law. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to manage and apply mechanisms required to resolve international disputes that result from relationships between individuals, with a special emphasis on commercial disputes. Students will identify and analyze different types of controversies within the commercial/contractual field.
International Human Rights Law School of Government and Public Transformation — Tecnológico de Monterrey (3 credits)
In this course, students will identify and analyze the operational aspects of diverse human rights protection systems. They will acquire knowledge of and assess human rights in light of various international law treaties and conventions, with special emphasis on civil and political rights.
International Commercial Transactions School of Government and Public Transformation — Tecnológico de Monterrey (3 credits)
In this course, students will explore the different types of contracts between people from distinct jurisdictions by analyzing international conventions and relevant national legislations that affect international contracts. Students will acquire the practical skills necessary to draw up international contracts in Spanish and in English.
Leadership and Ethics in Public Service School of Government and Public Transformation — Tecnológico de Monterrey (3 credits)
In this course, students will examine the history of leadership and the ethical implication of its use, and develop a theoretical foundation that will enable them to perform critical analyses based on leadership theory and on classical and contemporary ethics. Finally, students will develop a careful, proactive approach to ethical issues related to public, corporate, and social leadership.Course list
Introduction to U.S. Law I: Contracts Washington University School of Law (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to U.S. contracts. Contracts are vitally important in understanding U.S. law — they are the foundation of corporate law and cover areas such as employment, loans, and credit. In addition to teaching students the principles behind U.S. theories of contractual obligation, the course is also intended to provide instruction in how to succeed in a U.S. law school course.
Introduction to U.S. Law II: Civil Procedure Washington University School of Law (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the concept of U.S. civil litigations, focusing on topics such as procedural posture, the sequence of events in pre-trial and trial practice, and standards of appellate review. Student will gain the necessary skills to read and analyze judicial decisions.
Introduction to U.S. Law and Methods I: U.S. Legal System Washington University School of Law (2 credits)
This course will introduce students to the different aspects of the legal system in the United States. Rather than focusing on any particular area of law, students will learn the precedents for U.S. law, and how U.S. laws are created and changed. Students will assume the role of lawyers tasked with resolving a client’s practical problem, and will base their practice on sources, methodologies, and institutions particular to the U.S. legal system. The course is organized by legal topics: common law, statutes and regulations, constitutional law and case law, legal interpretation, and applied enacted law. The course also covers the jury trial and the importance of the trial itself. The class identifies what is distinctive of the U.S. system for each of these topics.
Introduction to U.S. Law and Methods II: Legal Writing Washington University School of Law (1 unit)
This course introduces students to effective legal writing in the U.S., in format and style. Whether in their written feedback, during personal conferences, or in class, the instructor will emphasize prediction of probable court holdings through the analysis and synthesis of judicial decisions and statutes as well as the use of factual arguments and analogies.
Professional Responsibility Washington University School of Law (3 credits)
This course will prepare students for the ethical dilemmas they may face in legal settings in the U.S. Students will examine the rules and regulations that bind the practice of law, client-attorney relationships, confidentiality rules, conflicts of interest, client solicitation and billing, access to legal services, as well as a lawyer’s duty toward the court, their adversaries, and other third parties. The course will addresses the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the California and Washington State Rules of Professional Conduct, relevant sections of the California and Washington State Business and Professions Code. Students will also consider ethical duties arising under customary law and other sources of legal authority.
Business Associations Washington University School of Law (3 credits)
This course will survey trade law, with an emphasis on corporations, as well as issues and problems relating to corporate governance. The course will cover public and closely held corporations, trade organizations, and power and control distribution between management and shareholders, with a focus on the fiduciary duties of directors and officers. In this regard, students will also explore notions of fiduciary duties to shareholders and other stakeholders. Moreover, the course explores the rapidly evolving nationalization of corporate governance standards and its implications. The instructor will focus on the practical application of the course material by asking students to apply the fundamentals of corporate organization through collaborative class exercises.
Intellectual Property Washington University School of Law (3 credits)
This course combines an overview of patents, trademarks, and copyrights with a focus on early-stage issue recognition, planning, and response. Specific topics include patent searches, patentability opinions, business name selection, business product/service/domain name selection, and copyright registration.
Negotiation Washington University School of Law (2 credits)
In this course, students will acquire negotiation skills through simulations, lectures, and exercises. Students will be asked to negotiate in different situations, and to observe their peers and expert negotiate as well. Course participants will conduct at least three negotiations during the course: a sales contract, a retainer agreement between an attorney and a client, and a complex multiparty dispute. The course will also include discussions of readings, as well as instruction on drafting agreements, and individualized feedback on how to further improve one’s negotiation skills.