Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Practical Lawyering Skills

293: Advanced Writing for Legal Practice: Customs and International Trade Law

Credit Hours



Rigorous Writing

This course will focus on advanced legal writing techniques in connection with the global customs and international trade legal field.  Students will examine customs and international trade decisions, including those pertaining to the import and export of goods and their international carriage by land, air, or sea.  The content of the course will cover basic aspects of importing and exporting and legal disputes over lost, abandoned, or damaged goods, as well as the key documents involved in these types of cases.  Students will write various documents particular to this area to practice specific terminology, themes, and citation that frequently arise in this dynamic area.  It is a field that incorporates or is frequently intertwined with international business legal issues.  As part of the course, students will receive an overview of and discuss specialized practice and ethics issues in international trade, including those relating to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.