CHILE / ARGENTINA SUMMER LAW PROGRAM
You will take two 3-credit courses:
- LAW-792-001 - Legal Aspects of Trade and Investment in Latin America
- LAW-794-001 - Comparative Legal Perspectives on Social Problems
Legal Aspects of Trade and Investment in Latin America, a survey course, explores the various legal issues in international trade and foreign direct investment, such as foreign investment statutes, international and domestic environmental law, bilateral and regional trade agreements, antitrust laws, and other areas of law relevant to the foreign investor.
Comparative Legal Perspectives on Social Problems introduces students to the civil law system, especially as practiced in Chile, and explores the role of legal institutions, both national and international, in transitions to democracy and the protection of human rights.
Students attend classes at the University of Chile Law School, the University of Diego Portales School of Law and the University of Buenos Aires School of Law. Classes are typically held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.All classes are taught in English. Knowledge of Spanish is not necessary for participation in the program. Information on Spanish-speaking classes will be made available to interested students at the outset of the program.
Program participants will earn a total of six (6) credits.
Applicants who intend to transfer credits should inquire about their law school's policy before applying.
Summer 2016 List of Classes is forthcoming - please check back for updates. For your information, the class list for 2014 is provided below:
2014 List of Classes
COMPARATIVE LEGAL PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Session 1: The Civil Law Tradition in Latin America, Professor Jorge Correa
Session 2: Constitutionalism in Latin America, Professor Tomas Vial
Session 3: Introduction to International Human Rights Law: The Case of Pinochet, Professor Jose Zalaquett
Session 4: Criminal Procedure in Latin America, Professor Felipe Marin
Session 5: The Role of Truth Commissions as Political Instruments in the Defense of Human Rights, Professor Jorge Correa
Session 6: Current Trends on Human Rights in Latin America, Professor Jose Zalaquett
Session 7: Current Trends in Family Law, Professor Lidia Casas
Session 8: Argentina and American Juvenile Justice Through the Lens of International Human Rights Law, Professor Mary Beloff
Session 9: Indigenous Rights in Latin America, Professor Jose Aylwin
Session 10: Women's Rights in the International Human Rights Protection Systems, Professor Cecilia Medina
Session 11 and Site Visit: Chilean Congress, Valparaiso
Session 12: Legal Ethics in Chile, Professor Lucas Sierra
Session 13: The Inter-American System of Human Rights, Professor Jorge Contesse
Session 14: TBA
LEGAL ASPECTS OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN LATIN AMERICA
Session 1: Introduction to International Trade and Investment, Professor Joaquin Morales
Session 2: Investment Between Chile and the U.S.: The Chile-U.S. Bilateral Free Trade Agreement, Professor Andres Jana
Session 3: The Role of the Central Bank (Federal Reserve) in Chile, Professor Enrique Marshall
Session 5: Investment Dispute Resolutions in Argentina, Professor Alejandra Etchegorry
Session 6: Introduction to the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Professor Angie Armer
Session 7: Environmental Law in Chile of Change, Professor Patricio Leyton
Session 8: Foreign Investment in Chile: Overview, Professor Joaquin Morales
Session 9: Antitrust Law, Professor Jaime Barahona
Session 10: Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, Professor Pablo Ruiz-Tagle
Session 11: The Constitutional Crisis of Private Health Insurance Companies Before the Constitutional and Supreme Courts, Professor Santiago Montt
Session 12: Taxation in Chile within the Framework of Foreign Investors, Professor Rodrigo Stein
Session 13: Critical Visions in ICSID, Professor Ximena Fuentes
Session 14: TBA