The objective of this course is to provide students with a broad overview of how international law shapes private and public behavior. The course will introduce you to the ways that international law is relevant to almost every area of modern legal practice - from divorce and adoptions to cross-border disputes corporate mergers to securities litigation. We will place private international economic law in its increasingly robust public international law context. Topics may include international trade, international arbitration, international investment law, cross-border transactions, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. OFFERING PATTERN: This class not offered every year. Students are advised to take this into account when planning their long-term schedule. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar, or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, will be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.