462: Transnational Law
This course is designed to introduce 1L students to the many specialized areas that a practitioner of international law must consider in an era of globalization. No prior knowledge of international law is required. The course will discuss situations of current interest in the world, illustrating the inter-relationship of public international law (relations among states, individuals, NGOs and others), the law of international business and finance, comparative law (the common law and civil law traditions), institutions and procedures for the settlement of cross-border disputes, and U.S. law that bears on issues that involve one or more other countries. Specific topics to be covered will probably include modern piracy, WikiLeaks, money laundering, human trafficking, and the like.