Program Details

This program is designed to introduce attorneys to the American common law. Whether you deal with American corporate clients or American law in general, this program will benefit you significantly. Furthermore, the program will cover the role of common la
Location:
Washington, United States
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The International Law Institute (ILI) is pleased to announce its 42nd Orientation in the U.S. Legal System education series, the first and longest running program of its kind. This program is ideal for foreign lawyers and professionals, arbitrators, law students and practitioners in general, preparing for graduate legal study in the U.S, and anyone whose job requires an understanding of the American legal system, as compared to the civil law tradition, or for anyone who deals with American and International clients and partners. Our summer program has two components, each one designed to provide you with the best training of its kind: "Legal English and Legal Writing" and "Orientation in the U.S. Legal System and Business Law".

This program is designed to introduce attorneys to the American common law. Whether you deal with American corporate clients or American law in general, this program will benefit you significantly. Furthermore, the program will cover the role of common law in international and supranational organizations such as the WTO, the EU, and other similar institutions. Topics in the outline include: •The American Court System • Arbitration and American Courts: Enforcement • The American Court System: Civil Litigation and Jurisdiction of Courts • International Litigation: Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Law • International Litigation: U.S. Civil Procedure Abroad; Other Proceedings • Commercial Contracts: Negotiation of Contracts with American Lawyers • American Torts in the International Setting • Products Liability Law in the U.S. Legal System • The U.S. Insurance System and Its Impact on Business Claims • SEC, Sarbanes-Oxley and Other Recent Legislation with International Effects on Corporations • Corporate Governance • Investor-State Arbitration • Intellectual Property

Setting Description:
Strategic Benefits • Basic knowledge of the institutions of the American legal system • The use of case law and judicial precedent • Exposure to major judicial doctrines central to American law • Enhancement of analytical and research skills needed in the study of law • Better understanding of the role of the legal profession in the U.S. • Opportunities to meet lawyers from the private and public sectors and the chance to observe the practice of law in court • Writing and Orientation in the U.S. Legal System. • Introduction to Legal English and Legal Research and partners. • This seminar is part of our summer program, which has two components, each one designed to provide to the civil law tradition, or for anyone who deals with American and international clients: "Legal English and Legal Writing" and "Orientation in the U.S. Legal System and Business Law". * Course Advisor: Professor Charles F. Abernathy of the Georgetown University Law Center has directed the Orientation prog
Cost:
For those participants who wish to attend both Legal English and Legal Writing and Orientation in the U.S. Legal System and Business Law, ILI provides a special course combination discount of over US$500. * Legal English and Legal Writing tuition US$1900 If applied to individually * Orientation in the U.S. Legal System tuition US$2600 If applied to individually . Total US$4500 If applied to individually . 2 Program Combination US$3995 If applied to in comb

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