The applicants must be able to attend and dedicate one year to the programme as a full-time student. It is also mandatory for all the students to have an outstanding knowledge of the English language, as it is the official language of the programme and therefore all the lectures are given in English.
American law week: the Master includes a unique training trip to New York, in which students will have the opportunity to study American Law at the Columbia University campus.
Thinking globally is the aim of the Master in International Law: globalization and economic crisis are transforming the practice of law which is becoming more international. Nowadays, even family business are likely to face complex issues involving employment and immigration law, international trade issues and sophisticated tax and health law regulations. Thus, the programme is designed to appeal to both local and foreign students who wish to obtain a specialist qualification in international law, international relations and foreign trade.
The knowledge of international law is important to graduates for different reasons. Public international law has taken into account the effects of globalization and the necessity of protecting general and common international interests. It is also a reality the importance of the international community and, in consequence, of the international relations and the foreign trade. The Master in International Law wants to reflect this broader perspective.
In order to work as a lawyer with enough guarantees, it is necessary to acquire practice knowledge and the correct application of it. This learning mechanism can only be acquired in the centres which are in actual contact with the leading local and international law firms.
With this simple but at the same time innovative principles, ISDE launches the Master in International Law, International Relations and Foreign Trade.
1. COMMERCIAL LAW
I. International contracts.
II. Bankruptcy law.
III. Banking contracts and international financing. International methods of payment.
IV. Introduction to international stock-market. Agreements of negotiable values.
V. International trade law. Joint ventures.
VI. Intellectual property law. E-commerce law.
VII. Competition law.
VIII. International insurance contracts.
2. COMPANY LAW
I. Corporation law and corporate governance.
II. Company’s directors: duties and liabilities.
III. M & A transactions: mergers and acquisitions.
IV. Listed companies: takeovers.
V. Corporate real estate.
3. INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW
I.Transfer pricing. International tax planning. EU tax law.
II. International double taxation.
III.The OECD and UN model tax treaties.
4. EMPLOYMENT LAW
I. European employment law.
III. International hiring.
5. PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
I. The international regulatory framework of Law. The treaty legal framework. Integration of international rules in the governmental regulatory framework. Application and interpretation of international rules.
II. Governmental influence: maritime law. Air space and transport.
III. Energy law.
IV. Environmental law. International protection.
6. RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES: LITIGATION AND ADRs
I. International judicial process and assistance. Enforcement of foreign judicial procedures.
II. Alternative dispute resolution.
III. International commercial arbitration. Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.
IV. Mediation. Conciliation and other ADRS.
7. CRIMINAL LAW
I. Economic, financial and business criminal law.
II. International criminal law: war crimes and crimes against Humanity.
8. INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW
I. International human rights rules referred to families and family life as well as private international law rules that affect families.
II. Marriage, separation and divorce, child custody and adoption.
III. Inheritance law.
9. FOREIGN TRADE
I. Foreign Trade Law.
II. International economy and foreign affairs.
III. Universal economic organization.
IV. General agreement on tariffs and trade (GAAT).
V. Anti- GATT reactions: The United Nations conference on trade and development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations
VI. Industrial development organization (ONUDI).
VII. The OMC.
VIII. Dispute settlement.
10. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
I. Society and International Community
II. Theory of the International Relations
III. International Cooperation for Development
IV. International Contemporary Conflicts
V. International Cooperation: United Nations operating system
VI. Foreign politics. International Protocol
VII. Governmental bodies for foreign policy. Diplomacy. Consular affairs.
VIII. Public Affairs Strategies
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