MSU College of Law

Dubai Program Course Schedule

2014-2015 Course Offerings

Materials for all courses will be posted on a password-protected website to which you will be granted access once you have been enrolled in your course.

Fall 2015

Online Courses

You will be able to register for the online courses in June.  It is important that you timely register and make payment so that you may begin the course on August 24th.

Foundations of Law, 807A (2 credits), Professor Brent Domann
August –December 2015. Times: ONLINE. Weekly assignments begin week of August 24th, 2015.
This online course, specially designed for international lawyers and professionals, provides an introduction to the American Legal System and American Jurisprudence.
(Please NOTE: This class is REQUIRED for M.J. students; and is OPTIONAL for LL.M. students.)

International Business Transactions, 512B (2 credits) Professor Daniel Barnhizer
August –December 2015. Times: ONLINE. Weekly assignments begin week of August 24th, 2015.
This course is an introduction to international business transactions. We will explore the following general topics: agreements for the international trading of goods, financing the international sale of goods, establishing and operating a foreign investment, the resolution of international business disputes and enforcement of dispute settlement awards.

In-Person Courses

American Constitutional Law for LL.M., 806A (2 credits)
Professor Michael Lawrence
Thursday, October 8th through Sunday, October 11th
This course is designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals of the United States Constitution by surveying the Constitution’s approach to governmental structure and individual rights. Major topics include Federalism, Separation of Powers, Due Process, Equal Protection, and Freedom of Speech.

Negotiation for Foreign Educated Lawyers, 805A (2 credits)
Professor Brian Pappas                   
Thursday, November 12th through Sunday, November 15th
This course will provide an overview of fundamental concepts in negotiation theory and provide an opportunity to apply the theory in role plays and simulation exercises.

Intellectual Property Survey, 535 D (2 credits)          
Professor Jenny Carter-Johnson                
Thursday, December 12th through Sunday, December 13th
This course is a survey of all Intellectual Property law, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secret law. No technical degree is necessary.

Spring 2015

Civil Litigation for Foreign Lawyers & Professionals, 805 (2 credits)
Professor Nick Wittner
Thurs. February 5, 5:30 -9:30 p.m.; Friday, February 6 and Saturday February 7, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, February 8, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This course explains the litigation process in the United States, and is designed to equip foreign-educated professionals with the skills needed to manage lawsuits involving individuals and companies who do business in the United States.

Common Law Reasoning and Writing, 804 (RWA-LLM) (2 credits)
Professor Sammy Mansour
Thurs. March 12, 5:30 -9:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 and Saturday March 14, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 15, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This course is designed to teach the fundamental skills necessary for legal reasoning, research, and written communication in the United States common law system.

International Corporate Governance: Agenda for the 21st Century (2 credits)
Professor Bruce Bean
Thurs. April 30, 5:30 -9:30 p.m.; Friday, May1 and Saturday May 2, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, May 3, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This course discusses current issues in corporate governance, offering a comparative perspective of the corporate experience in the United States and other jurisdictions around the world.

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