Professor Tom Bost will be the Fall 2013 Visiting Professor from Pepperdine's Malibu Campus. He will be teaching Corporations and Securities Regulation. Professor Colleen Graffy, Director of Global Programs will teach the Public International Law course. Academics and Practitioners from the London-based legal community will round out our lineup of teachers. Please note that times and days may be subject to change where unavoidable but that none of the courses conflict. There are no prerequisites and no limit on enrollment except for the International Moot Court which is capped at 24.
Law 803 Corporations (3 units) (Bost)
Law 1243 Securities Regulation (3 units) (Bost)
Law 262401 Public International Law (3 units) (Graffy)
Law 822 Criminal Procedure (3 units) (Padoan)
Law 176201 European Union Law (3 units) (Turk)
Law 000801 Internationals Moot Court (2 units)
Law 036001 International Clinical (1-2 units)
A study of the basic principles of the legal concept of the corporate entity,
including the theory and practice of corporate structure and distribution of
powers and duties among shareholders, directors, and officers.
Law 1243. Securities Regulation (3 units)
A study of Federal and state laws governing offer and districution of securities to the public by corporate issuers and others; regulation of securities markets, and rights and liabilities of purchasers.
Law 262. Public International Law (3 units)
A study of the law of nations, including the sources of international
law, jurisdiction of states over persons and property, recognition of states
and governments, state responsibilities, governmental immunities, treaties,
international organizations, legal status of use of force, and the protection of
Law 822. Criminal Procedure (3)
An examination of the major stages of a criminal prosecution. The course will emphasize the vital constitutional issues and rights affecting the accused, including probable cause, search and seizure, wiretapping, pretrial identification, interrogations and confessions, and right to counsel.
Law 372. International Commercial Arbitration (2 units)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of international arbitration law
and practice. Topics explored include the making and enforcement of arbitration
agreements; the selection and appointment of the arbitral tribunal; preliminary
proceedings, including procedural orders and interim relief; the arbitration
hearing; and the making and enforcement of the arbitral award. Particular
attention is paid to the enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards, the
role of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign
Arbitral Awards and other treaties, and their interplay with national laws as a
backdrop for private arbitration agreements.
Law 1762. European Union Law (3 units)
Financial and trading rules of the European Union (EU), within the general
context of the different legal systems of its member states. First the course
will attempt to distinguish between the two contrasting legal traditions of the
common law and civil law within the Common Market. Second, it will consider
in detail the reasons for the creation of the European Union and its present
institutional structure. The final part of the course will be devoted to a study of
the substantive trading and financial laws in force in the EU.
Law 8. Moot Court–International (2 units)
Students in the London program may earn two units of credit for participating
in the London Moot Program. Students attend a series of lectures, visit English
courts, take part in an advocacy class given by barristers, participate in an
internal “moot-off” competition, review video-taped feedback, and moot against
one of the four English Inns of Court or English law schools.
Law 360. Clinical Law–International (1-2 units)
Students in the London program may earn one unit credit (two units with
prior approval by director) for participating in the London Clinical Program.
Students attend a series of lectures, visit English courts, keep a weekly journal,
and complete a minimum of sixty hours work in their clinical placement.
Placements include American law firms, Barristers chambers, Solicitors firms,
human rights organizations, and the Department of Justice at the U.S. Embassy
Exams will take place from Monday 2 December to Thursday 12 December inclusive. The schedule of days and times for each course will be available shortly.