This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic concepts, principles, and rules of international sales, financing, payments, and investment securities. It discusses the principal sources of international commercial transactions law such as compilations of customary rules (e.g. Incoterms and the Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits); some of the key treaties that deal with sales and financing secured with receivables (e.g. The Vienna Sales Convention and the U.N. Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade) as well as the model rules on secured transactions and registries of security interests recently drafted for the Americas (e.g. OAS Model Law on Secured Transactions and the OAS Registry Regulations). Students may elect to complete a substantial paper or take a final exam to satisfy course requirements (see below for more details).
Materials are compiled by Professor Kozolchyk and Marek Dubovec and made available at ASUA bookstore.
Lectures and comparative case law discussions
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Choice of written or oral exam, or substantial paper (paper topic to be cleared with the Professor beforehand). The substantial paper requires three drafts and an oral presentation.
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Students interested in writing a substantial paper on a topic acceptable to the instructor, instead of a final examination, may do so with prior permission from the instructor.