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  • Course Outline
    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.
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    Date : 2012/07/23
    Location : Washington
    Type : Seminar
ORIENTATION IN THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM AND BUSINESS LAW
  • Location :
    Washington
  • Place :
    The Foundry Building in Georgetown
  • Date :
    2012-07-23
  • Phone :
    + 1 202 247 6006
  • Type :
    Seminar
  • Cost :
    2600 US dollars
Organizer :
International Law Institute
Speakers :
Professor Charles F. Abernathy

Course Outline
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.

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.
Our summer program has two components, each one designed to provide to the civil law tradition, or for anyone who deals with American and international clients

Class Topics
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

More info:
http://www.ili.org/training/ili-brochure/upcoming-programs-and-events/270-2012-orientation-to-the-us-legal-system.html